HIEROPHANT have officially welcomed bass-player and vocalist, Fabio Carretti as the newest member of their band. The line-up change had become necessary, when former vocalist and bass-player Giacomo as well as guitarist Steve made the decision to discontinue their journey with the Italian death metal outfit after many years of pure and healthy militancy.
HIEROPHANT comment: “Fabio is definitely the right guy to play in our band, a good friend and a professional musician. From the beginning, we felt that he was the perfect fit. We are nothing but stoked about the choice we made and we can hardly wait to share the road and heavy riffs with him.”
Fabio adds:”I just have to say that I am thrilled to have joined HIEROPHANT. I am literally amazed to start playing shows, bringing metal everywhere with the guys.”
HIEROPHANT have previously announced their addition to the mighty Netherlands Deathfest III, which will take place on March 2-4 at the 013 in Tilburg alongside label mates 1349, ROTTEN SOUND, ESOTERIC, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, MERRIMACK, LENG TCH’E, and ALTARAGE.
HIEROPHANT are currently booking more shows and tours for their latest album ‘Mass Grave’, which was released on November 4th 2016.
HIEROPHANT were conceived in the classic Adriatic city of Ravenna in the Emilia-Romagna in 2010.
The band quickly left a mark as one of the leading exponents of extreme Italian music. A first self-titled full-length was released in the same year as their founding and the band started to constantly play all over Europe.HIEROPHANT were also picked up on the other side of the pond. Following the EP ‘Son of the Carcinoma’ (2013), their sophomore album ‘Great Mother: Holy Monster’ (2013) was also released in North America.
Several tours and festival performances later, the Italians showed no sign of relenting. Their third full-length ‘Peste’ (2014) rather increased the band’s massive sonic impact, amalgamating sludge, black and death metal as well as a manifest punk attitude.
Now HIEROPHANT take their extreme brand of hard music a step further with the ominously titled ‘Mass Grave’. No pink unicorns here.