Maldives-based thrashers SERENITY DIES have recently parted ways with bassist/vocalist Chuck and guitarist Xiao due to personal reasons. According to a statement from the band, there is no ill-will on either side and everyone remains close friends. Despite this obstacle, SERENITY DIES are fully committed to moving forward as a band and are pleased to announce that guitarist/vocalist Jared MacEachern (ex-SANCTITY) and bassist Addo (ex-FASYLIVE) have joined the fold. With this newly revamped roster, SERENITY DIES are more powerful than ever and are hard at work on a follow-up to their Hacksawcracy EP, which was released earlier this year. For more on SERENITY DIES visit www.myspace.com/serenitydies.
Melodic thrashers SERENITY DIES released the Hacksawcracy EP on July 15, 2010. Taking inspiration from the likes of Megadeth and Metallica with a uniquely modern twist that emphasizes memorable songwriting, surgically precise riffing, and one hell of a rhythmic punch, the Maldives-based act sprints out of the blocks with refreshing vigor. The EP features guest appearances from Rob Caggiano (Anthrax) and Mikko Salovaara (Kiuas) who perform guitar solos on “Psycho Ride” and “Dystopian Law,” respectively. Hacksawcracy was produced/mixed by Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom) alongside Grammy Award winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (Slumdog Millionaire, Across the Universe, Iron Man, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper). SERENITY DIES has set a new global standard in heavy metal.