Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Landmine Marathon Announces New Singer

Phoenix-based grinders LANDMINE MARATHON have amicably parted ways with original singer Grace Perry and replaced her with Krysta Martinez, pictured above. A video stream of a new version of the band’s song “Dead Horses” (from their acclaimed 2011 release “Gallows”) featuring Martinez on vocals can be seen below:

New vocalist Martinez is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously been a fan of the band as well as sharing the stage with them as the vocalist for the Portland grind outfit Transient. Martinez stated: “I’m stoked to be creating music with LANDMINE MARATHON and look forward to hitting the road with them in coming months. Grace is an amazing vocalist, and filling her shoes is a great challenge. Things have been incredibly enjoyable so far and the best is surely yet to come.”

Guitarist Ryan Butler also commented on the new line-up, adding: “We’re very excited to join forces with Krysta. We are all fans of and have played tons of shows with Transient. She was the obvious choice and a perfect fit. We look forward to sharing the road with her very soon.”

With four full-lengths to their credit, LANDMINE MARATHON has earned extensive critical praise for their “blazingly fast and furious metal” (Terrorizer), a Bolt Thrower- and Napalm Death-inspired blend of punk, grind and death metal. The group was recently seen taking part in Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival (for which they were hand-picked by James Hetfield), as well as opening select dates for Nasum’s farewell tour. The band will release more songs featuring Martinez’s vocals in the near future.

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