James Lomenzo who has been supplying the bass for the last couple of years is no longer playing with Black Label Society.
John “JD” DeServio will be playing bass on the Black Label Society “MAFIA” post-Ozzfest tour. Most of you will remember J.D. from the early BLS days, and we’re excited to have him back rockin the low end once again.
Zakk has always said that the bass position is like “Mount Bassmore” and Zakk enjoys playing with many different bassists.
The decision to part ways with James Lomenzo was a mutual one between James and Zakk.
Arch Enemy have now settled on Fredrik Akesson as a replacement for Chris Amott (guitar) for the continued ?Doomsday Machine? touring campaign…
Michael Amott comments:
?This guy, he just simply kills on the axe!
Rhythms and Leads ? he?s really got a shredding and musical style. He was down here rehearsing with us last week and we had a great time playing music and hanging out. We are eagerly looking forward to hitting the road again, this time with Fredrik on board the good ship Arch Enemy.?
Fredrik Akesson, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden first picked up the guitar at the age of 12, discovered Michael Schenker at the age of 14 and has been hooked on the ?shred? ever since! Other early influences include Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen and George Lynch.
Over the years Fredrik has lent his awesome guitar talent to such varied artists such as Talisman, John Norum, Krux, Tiamat and his own (now defunct) group, Southpaw.
Fredrik Akesson comments on joining forces with Arch Enemy:
?Hi all ARCH ENEMY fans!
I was really thrilled when Michael Amott called me up and gave me the opportunity to play with Arch Enemy. I am excited about going on tour with them, and to meet you all.
C-Ya out there ? it?s time to burn! /Fredrik?
Arch Enemy start their European tour in Paris @ the Bataclan on the 2nd of October?
19 Sep 2005 by arch enemy
Suerte para los dos… os estaremos vigilando :P.