Swedish hard rockers THE QUILL have parted ways with bassist Robert Triches. The band states, “The decision is due to differences in the vision for the bands future, priorities and work methods. There are no bad feelings or strife around the decision and the members remain friends and might collaborate again in the future.”
Comments Triches: “I have nothing but love and respect for the other guys and wish them the best of luck in the future. I also hope that they will soon find a proper replacement bass player and quickly get on with touring and recording. Even though we might have different opinions about how to run things, the band’s music stand stronger than ever. I also would like to take this opportunity to say a great THANK YOU!!! to all the awesome fans of the band and hope that you will rock on in the future too!”
THE QUILL‘s latest album, “Full Circle”, was released on June 24, 2011 in Europe and July 26, 2011 in North America via Metalville Records. According to a press release, the CD “is packed with heavy rock firmly rooted in the Seventies but vibrant and updated rather than retro. Yes, there’s a new twist to the sound. Less is more, if you will. The songs are sharp, direct and catchy, built around big riffs, big grooves and big hooks. Just check out ‘Sleeping With Your Enemy’ and try to get that chorus out of your head. Surrender to the up-tempo outburst of energy that is ‘Medicine’. And physically feel how ‘Bring It On’ simply rocks like a motherfucker. Very much classic rock and yet contemporary in the FOO FIGHTERS / QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE vein. Needless to say, THE QUILL is a band reborn.”
“Full Circle” was mixed by songwriter/producer/artist Chris Laney (real name: Ulf Larsson).
THE QUILL‘s video for the song “Medicine” can be viewed below. The clip was shot in October 2011 during at Tierp Arena in Sweden — Northern Europe’s most acclaimed new raceway for drag racing. It was shot live in front of racers, personnel, firemen and, of course, the thousands of wild drag-racing fans on site.