Israeli death metallers ETERNAL GRAY have issued the following update:
"Yes, we kept it quiet since the debut album, 'Kindless', was released in 2002. Two years later, we experienced difficulties with our vocalist/guitarist and had to replace him with another guitarist and a vocalist, as well as finding a new drummer. The band [then] recorded an EP titled 'Numb'. However, due to the difficulties with the ex-vocalist/guitarist, it was never released.
"To make a long story short, Dory — the guitarist and founder of the band — alongside Gil, the bassist, were the only original members left. It took a while to find the new vocalist, guitarist and drummer. However, once they were found in 2005, the band started to be active again, with full force ahead. The new members are:
Oren Balbus - Vocals
Auria Sapir - Guitar
Dror Goldstein - Drums
"That could explain why the band kept quiet all these years, after releasing a remarkable debut which was literally praised all over the media.
"Now, after this recovering period, many headline shows as well as shows with MEGADETH, DESTRUCTION, ROTTING CHRIST, DISMEMBER and more, we are more than ready to continue on with what we know to do best — music.
"During this time since the new members joined, we kept collecting new material, filtering and reducing the new riffs to its best. Therefore, we decided to start working on a new album.
"After writing a few songs which got the right shape as we wanted them to be, we assure you that this album will stand out powerfully. The material is heavy, very dark and professionally performed. As usual, we combine the optimistic with the pessimistic as the name ETERNAL GRAY might refer to you — not black and not white. But the middle, the balance in between.
"The concept of this album is aiming to describe the conflict between human kind to itself. The title of this album will show you why we chose those as the concept.
We will publish the title whenever we feel the time is right for it."