American power metal band VAINGLORY, fronted by vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and featuring lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, has parted ways with recently acquired drummer Mike Oliviero. According to the band, "All along we were looking for (and still are) a person that can be devoted to the band and not want to be in a million side-projects and other bands at the same time. There's just nothing special about someone that is in more than one band at a time who all seem to be competing with each other in the same genre of music. We have nothing against anyone that wants to be in multiple projects, that's just not what we are looking for."
Interested parties can contact VAINGLORY via the band's MySpace page for information on how to submit a resume and demo package.
VAINGLORY recently inked a deal with Locomotive Records. The group is hard at work recording the follow-up to 2007's self-titled "Vainglory" CD for a fall 2008 release. The new album is tetatively titled "Manifesting Destiny" and will contain 11 "bone-crushing, devastatingly heavy tracks," according to a press release. "The sound of this CD will be a bit different than the previous in that the songs are heavier, tougher, the choruses bigger, and feature the best performances from all the bandmembers."
Joining King and French in the band's current lineup is bassist Chris Banja.
VAINGLORY's self-titled CD was released in Europe in April 2007 via MTM Music.
According to a press release, VAINGLORY "has all the ingredients in place to be a major force on the metal market for years to come. Kate's ability to mix power, conviction, emotion, and true heavy metal singing is very uncommon in today's 'metal' vocalists. Kate is a veteran to heavy metal and has not only pushed beyond the normal bounds of female vocalists, but has delivered her best recorded performance to date on this CD."
Watch VAINGLORY's video for the song "Burdened" below.