U.K.-based metallers POWER QUEST have announced the addition of singer Colin Callanan to the group’s ranks.
Colin, 31, is from Galway, Ireland and will make his live debut with POWER QUEST in Wakefield on November 27. The show will be streamed live on the Internet as well.
Commented POWER QUEST keyboardist Steve Williams: “We are thrilled to welcome Colin into the band. He impressed each and every one of us at his audition a couple of months back and he really understands what POWER QUEST is all about. His voice and personality are exactly what we have been looking for.”
Colin, who previously fronted his own projects DARK CRYSTAL and KARUNA, added: “I’m really happy to be joining POWER QUEST! I’ve been following the band since their very first demo release on mp3.com and have already been singing POWER QUEST songs for many years to help me keep my vocal skills up to scratch. I’ve always thought it would be great to get the opportunity to sing with an internationally acclaimed outfit such as POWER QUEST, and was really glad when I got the invite from Steve to come over and jam with the band to see how the chemistry is. Well, it was really cool hanging out with the POWER QUEST family over those days and I tried to give them a good blast of my voice in the rehearsal room so they could see if my technique and style was what POWER QUEST are after. We both agree it’s a good match, and I’m really enthusiastic about being the new voice of POWER QUEST and offering as much as I can to the band on the old songs, as well as working with the guys to write new material together. I look forward to many more gigs and tours, and plenty of craic, as we say in Ireland!”
POWER QUEST‘s latest album, “Blood Alliance”, was released earlier this year via Napalm Records. Eleven songs were laid down at Foel Studios (PAUL RODGERS, NAPALM DEATH, THE WILDHEARTS) in Wales for the follow-up to 2008’s “Master Of Illusion”, including one bonus track. The CD cover artwork was once again designed by Felipe Machado (BLIND GUARDIAN, SILENT FORCE).