Andrey Ischenko has been selected as the permanent drummer for progressive power metallers SHATTERED DESTINY. For their EP “Fragments” the studio percussion was performed by Mark Zonder.
When asked about Andrey joining the band, JJ had this to say:
“Andrey comes from an amazing background of bands. He has played with bands that are non-metal to extreme death metal. He brings with him the skills and attitude to be an integral part of SHATTERED DESTINY. We know we needed a top drummer to fill Mark’s shoes and Andrey is that man.”
Formed in early 2011, SHATTERED DESTINY is a progressive power/thrash band created by lead singer/songwriter JJ. With long-time friend and Lead Guitarist Roman Guryev the foundation of the band was formed. Both come from a long history or musical education in many different styles. The five-piece outfit combines many influences in order to create a new distinct sound. The unique blend of musical influences forms a niche within the metal world.
The band’s initial demo “Fragments” was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden in early 2012 and received many acclaims. The band has been features on BBC in several countries. Tracks from “Fragments” have received national radio play in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, Hungary and Austria in additional to a large amount of internet based radio play.
Shattered Destiny is planning to enter the studio this winter to record their full-length follow up and is seeking a label home.
“Fragments” track listing:
02. Deceitful Heart
* JJ – Vocals and Keys
* Roman Guryev – Lead Guitar
* Steve S. – Rhythm Guitar
* Lena H. – Bass
* Andrey Ischenko (BLAZE BAYLEY, PAUL DIANNO) – Drums
For more information, visit www.ShatteredDestiny.net.
Making of “Fragments” Series – Part 1: youtu.be/t80r5gvjvpg
ABOUT: Shattered Destiny, formed in early 2011, is a progressive power /thrash band created by lead singer/songwriter JJ. Their “Fragments” EP was released in March 2012 and will be featured on BBC2’s Louis Theroux show in June of 2012. The unique blend of musical influences firmly establishes their place withinthe metal world.
Lead singer JJ discovered guitarist Roman Guryev (Arida Vortex,Archontes) to complete the line-up. Roman added the virtuosity that was needed to realize JJ’s vision. For the studio recording, Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), agreed to step in and lay down his unique talents on drums.
“Fragments” was recorded in Rogue Studios Sweden by Martin Brändström (Dark Tranquillity) under the supervision of Joacim Cans (HammerFall) in early 2012. Pontus Norgren (HammerFall) — who brilliantly created a heavy, powerful, yet contemporary sounding album — mixed the EP. “Fragments” features original artwork by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity) and was mastered by Jens Bogren (AmonAmarth, Opeth). Shattered Destiny represents a new sound, merging influences from Dream Theater, Megadeth, HammerFall and Death. This EP is only the start of the Shattered Destiny epic.
Shattered Destiny has completed writing the full-length follow -up to “Fragments” and is seeking a label.
2. Deceitful Heart
Band Line up :
Vocals and Keys: JJ
Lead Guitar: Roman Guryev
Rhythm Guitar: Steve S.
Bass Guitar: Lena H.
Drums: Mark Zonder
Additional Backing Vocals:
Johan Aremyr, Pontus Norgren, and Joacim Cans