We’re glad to finally make it official and announce that OG is a real 6-piece troop again – we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to Omnium Gatherum. Erkki is a die-hard pro dude with a warm nice attitude, just the way we like it, and we know him well from sharing same stages than us since almost ten years ago. He used to play in Amoral as well as in Finnish Idols winner Ari Koivunen’s band back in the day. At the moment he is also playing in awesome brutal tech death metal band De Lirium’s Order. At the same time we say huge thanks to Eerik Purdon (ex-OG / Shear) who was filling the low-frequence spot almost one year as a session member on stage and in studio – thanx mate and we owe you a big one!
Here’s what Erkki has to say about his new vocation:
“I’m very excited to join Omnium Gatherum. I already know most of the guys from way back when I was playing warm-up gigs for them. I have seen them grow and evolve into the tight unit they are today and hire
Jukka as their front-man, who also happens to be one of my best friends. It’s an honor to get to play with such talented musicians. The previous bass players have left some big shoes to fill… I hope they fit.”
The new up-coming Omnium Gatherum album is being mixed at the moment by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and tentative release date is set to early 2013, more info about the album coming soon!