Guitarist Mike Ferguson of the Dutch death/thrash metal act DETONATION has issued the following update:
"We have some good and some sad news!
"Sad news first... we parted ways with three band members recently. Danny [Tunker; guitar) and Michiel [van der Plicht; drums] have gone on to seek their fame and fortune with GOD DETHRONED and PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT. Due to their busy schedules, it was impossible to keep playing in DETONATION. However, we parted as friends and wish them good luck and much success in these bands.
"Also, after 12 years in DETONATION, Otto [Schimmelpenninck; bass] has decided to leave the band. His busy schedule with DELAIN prohibited his 100 percent focus and attention for DETONATION, and as he did not think this was fair towards us, he respectfully gave up his role as bass player for DETONATION. We will miss Otto as a friend and also wish him much success with DELAIN!
"Then the good news! Koen [Romeijn, vocals] and I have no intention on quitting, quite the contrary, we are more focused and determined than before. We have been practicing with new musicians for a month or so, and it is going great.
"On drums we welcome Allard van der Kuip, known from Utrecht band GRINDPAD. And on bass we welcome Harry van Breda.
"Harry is known as the vocalist in I-CHAOS, and also the guy that recorded and mixed our new album, 'Reprisal'. Both new guys come from our town Utrecht, and have been friends of the band since quite a while. Together with Allard and Harry, we are driven and focused to get DETONATION back on track, playing gigs and kicking ass!
"We are very happy with the new guys in the band, and are eager to get our killer new album, 'Reprisal' (check out the cover artwork by Eliran Kantor below, release date soon to be announced) to you.
"Thank you all for your patience, we’ll make sure it will all be worth the wait!"
"Reprisal" track listing:
02. No Turning Back
03. Feeding On The Madness
05. Absentia Mentis
06. Washing Away The Blood
07. Falling Prey
08. Insults To My Heritage
The song "No Turning Back" is available for streaming on DETONATION's MySpace page.
DETONATION's previous album, "Emission Phase", was released on April 30, 2007. The CD was recorded with Split Second Sound's Jochem Jacobs (also guitar player for TEXTURES) and Bouke Visser. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.
"Emission Phase" was DETONATION's third and final album for French underground label Osmose Productions.