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Artist News: Venturia Undergo Line-Up Change As They Prepare For Third Album

Posted on Sunday, November 07 @ 19:30:00 UTC by nightowl

French progressive metallers Venturia have recently undergone some line-up changes as they're about to enter the studio at the end of November to record their third studio album entitled Straight, a title that represents the efficient and catchy nature of the new tunes that have already been penned.

Guitarist Charly Sahona comments, ?First, bassist Thomas James Potrel decided to quit Venturia in order to focus on different projects. It was really sad news for us as he brought a lot to the band. Thomas is an amazing guy and musician, we respect his artistic choices and wish him all the best in the world and we will miss him as well as always keeping a door open for him. We are delighted to announce that Thomas' replacement is none other than our friend Franck Hermanny (Adagio) who is now an additional member as and when his Adagio schedule allows. We're very excited and proud to have the opportunity to do some stuff together with Venturia.

"Secondly, one half of Venturia's dual vocal team Marc Ferreira will not be collaborating with the band anymore. There is no personal or artistic reason behind the decision but purely comes down to the economic times we are in. As long-time fans know the band is based in France yet Marc lives in the USA, as Venturia make no money (for the moment) asking somebody from the US to come and stay here in Europe for a recording, rehearsals involves a lot of money, more than the band makes at present and its no longer a viable position. Marc is a great musician and we wish the situation was different and I encourage everyone to check out his solo albums."

As a result Charly Sahona will undertake lead male vocals to compliment the exquisite female vocals of Lydie Robin. On his new dual role of guitarist/vocalist Sahona states ?It's a really big challenge for me and I will do all I can to deliver the best performances possible?. The line up is completed by long-term drummer Diego Rapacchietti.

Those wishing to follow the bands? making of Straight can do so at the bands official Facebook page where during the recording of the album, all the different steps of the making of will be shown and commented by the band.

[Source: Lion Music]

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