KILLING MACHINE Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On Next Album

U.S. metal heavyweights KILLING MACHINE are set to make their return after a break with a new CD . The group's current lineup includes founding member and guitarist Peter Scheithauer (ex-TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, BELLADONNA) alongside James Rivera (HELSTAR, VICIOUS RUMORS) on vocals, Jochen Mayer (CASANOVA, DOMAIN) on bass, Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL) and Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) on drums.

Talking about the break that followed the summer 2010 shows with AC/DC and appearances at such festivals as Germany's Wacken Open Air and Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting, Scheithauer said, "I am really excited about the real lineup being together again. We sometime trust people and make mistakes but at the end music talks. People can claim what they want, but this is KILLING MACHINE and we are the one making the new CD and getting ready to tour."

He continued, "We are also proud to announce our new management deal with CMC in Germany. We finally found a team that understand our needs and also are able to get us forward. The label will be announced soon.

"I've been working constantly on the album and you always think that the new CD is the best it can be, but when a major producer feels the same way, you tend to think you are on the right track."

KILLING MACHINE has released two albums, the self-titled effort in 2000 via Candlelight Records and the critically acclaimed "Metalmorphosis" in 2006 through Mausoleum Records. The two LPs featured a multitude of musicians, including David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.) and Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS).

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