MYSTIC PROPHECY Announces New Drummer

German/Greek metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY has announced the addition of drummer Claudio Sisto to the group's ranks.

Commented Sisto: "I'm half Italian but was born in Southern Germany. In 1996 I got my first drum lessons and so far I played in bands like CONTRACRASH, MANTIKOR and UNGEHOBELT. With CONTRACRASH I released an album, rocked the Bang Your Head!!! festival in 2008 and also toured Germany and Finland. In May 2010 I joined MYSTIC PROPHECY claiming the vacant drum kit's seat and I can't wait to kick ass with the guys!!!"

MYSTIC PROPHECY is hard at work on material for its seventh studio album for a tentative April 2011 release.

Commented MYSTIC PROPHECY mainman/producer R.D. Liapakis: "After months of trying and auditioning, we finally found the man for the job. Claudio is not only a very powerful drummer but also the chemistry between us is ideal in order to make great heavy metal music and tour together.

"A band is like a family — if the chemistry isn't right the results are obvious on the music. This is why I feel Claudio is going to be appropriate man for the job.

"As for our new album, 'Fireangel' has been a big success and our fans were very pleased by the result so the new one has to be better or at least equally good.

"I admit that I am always anxious about how people will react to our music. However, so far playing music that comes from our hearts has always led us to good releases and I am confident this album will be no exception to the story so far.

"This is our seventh studio album, and I am confident that with our current lineup, and Claudio behind the drum kit, we will make your heads bang."

"Fireangel", the sixth album from the MYSTIC PROPHECY, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 77. Released on May 22, 2009 via Massacre Records, the follow-up to 2007's "Satanic Curses" was recorded at Prophecy Studios and was mixed in Sweden under the direction of Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES) and R.D. Liapakis (FIREWIND, CHASTAIN, ELDRITCH).

Watch a trailer for the CD below.

MYSTIC PROPHECY in 2008 announced the addition of DESCENDING/ex-NIGHTRAGE guitarist Constantine to the group's ranks.



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