Polish metallers Neuronia have unveiled their new lineup, reinforced by two acknowledged musicians from Warsaw’s metal scene. The band will soon release an international version of their last album, “Follow The White Mouse”.
In mid-January 2011 Neuronia’s bass player Dominik „Domo” Beśka left the band due to time constraints. He played in Neuronia since 2006 and participated in the recording of the band’s both studio albums, as well as 2007’s “First Blood” EP. Michał “Thor” Pasternak, the band’s drummer, also left to be able to focus fully on his main band – Relikt, and thrash-metal outfit War-Saw.
‘Of course it’s a difficult situation for the band when the whole rhythm section leaves. However, we’re very happy that the split wasn’t acrimonious, there was no bad blood and we’re all still friends,’ says Michał “Misiek” Rogala, founder of the band. ‘We’re very lucky – we’ve found two great musicians in no time, and they have seamlessly found their place in the line-up. We’re even more motivated now – we feel a lot of newly-found energy,’ he adds.
Daniel ‘Beton’ Grotkiewicz has assumed bass duties. He is a seasoned musician, as well as the founder, leader and mainstay of Warsaw’s death metal horde, Mesmerize. He also plays bass in the grindcore band Anticipate and sang lead for Gortal for a time.
Marek “Deviant” Kuczyński, who also plays in the gothic-metal outfit At The Lake as well as for the grindcore band Anus Magulo, became Neuronia’s new drummer. Marek also played in Vecordia and Nailgun.
The new line-up is getting ready for spring time shows. You will have the first opportunity to witness the new Neuronia in action on Feb 25th in ComeIn, Opole next to Jelonek, Baliama and Pigs In Tank. Two days later, the same line-up of bands will appear in MegaClub, Katowice.
As a result of the line-up change, the band had to postpone the plans to record the four-track EP, which was announced in December last year. ‘But we’ll have a small surprise release ready for our fans in the spring,’ announces Maciek “Tektur” Nawrot, Neuronia’s lead singer.
The band’s recent studio album ‘Follow The White Mouse’ is set for international release via Metal Scrap Records (Ukraine). The contract for the release has been signed in mid-January. The release – which features a slightly changed sleeve design and a pit-art engraving on the bottom side of the disc – will have its premiere in February/March 2011.
The latest album is available through iTunes, Amazon, Nokia Ovi Music Store and many more digital stores. You can also buy it directly from the band in digital form and on CD through Neuronia’s BandCamp site (www.neuronia.bandcamp.com)