A couple of months ago Barren Earth announced that their vocalist Mikko Kotamäki had part ways with the band due to conflicting schedules. In the meantime of searching for a new vocalist, they have been busing working on new material for a 2014 album release.
Today they would like to announce they have found their new vocalist Jón Aldará (Hamferð). Jón seems to be a good fit for the band and is excited to start recording with the band for their third full length album.
As a fan of Barren Earth from the very beginning, I had no doubts about showing my interest in the singer position. And now that things have started rolling and I've had some time to look at the new material, I'm extremely excited to be part of the band's future. Now let's rock!
Janne Perttilä, Barren Earth's guitarist commented:
Jón is a friend with a strong voice that simply is no less than a perfect fit for our material - old and new. I was grinning like crazy as we ran through a handful of new songs at our first rehearsal with him after sending demos back and forth over email the past couple of months, everything was just sounding so good. There's just no way to put this without sounding clichéd as hell but his contribution to the new material has indeed already taken the sound of the band to a new level. Can't wait to hit the stage and the studio!