Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have tapped SCARVE singer Guillaume Bideau as the replacement for Tony Jelencovich (ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, B-THONG). As a result, Bideau has left SCARVE in the middle of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2004's "Irradiant", which was previously expected this fall via Listenable Records.
Bideau joined SCARVE in November 1998 and performed on all three of the band's albums: "Transluscence" (2000), "Luminiferous" (2002) and "Irradiant" (2004). A replacement for Bideau has yet to be announced. [Download a full-length MP3 of the song "Mirthless Perspectives", taken from "Irradiant", at this location.]
As previously reported, MNEMIC recently employed the writing talents of guitarist/producer Roy Z. for one song that will surface on MNEMIC's upcoming album, due out in early 2007. The talented and heralded guitarist and songwriter for TRIBE OF GYPSIES, as well as producer of such recent metal classics as BRUCE DICKINSON's "Chemical Wedding", HALFORD's "Resurrection" and JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution", Z. collaborated on guitar recently with MNEMIC as the band prepare to start recording their untitled third album for Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented the band: "The track has turned out really good. You can hear the heavy mixture of Roy's along with the MNEMIC style.
"We've been a fan of Roy's work since first hearing his production on the DICKINSON and HALFORD albums, he always comes out when we are playing in L.A. and is a good friend of the band. We've actually never collaborated with other musicians before when it came to composing songs, so we thought we could combine some of his heavy grove with some of our polyrhythmics and make a song."
MNEMIC's second album, "The Audio Injected Soul", was released by Nuclear Blast Records on October 5, 2004 in North America.