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News : Claim the Throne post band update, drummer sets sail

By on September 29, 2009

Perth’s Claim the Throne have posted an update on the latest happenings in the band.

“Greetings plunderers!

September was a pretty full on month for us, and many battles were conquered. The Aletales Release party and Metalcruise were a huge success so thanks to all who shared them with us! We have also just returned from an epic quest to Adelaide where we pillaged the Against The Grain festival with fellow WA comrades Gallows For Grace. It was a triumphant trip, check out a review & photos at http://www.metalobsession.net/against-the-grain-5-adelaide-%e2%80%93-19092009 and further photos at http://www.voltagemedia.com.au/gallery.

With the splendour of September also came some sad news, that our fellow warrior and founding member Brentonious announced his departure from the band. It has been an incredible five years which has been a great experience to share, and we owe him eternal gratitude for his loyal service. We wish him all the best for the future and may his dreams be fulfilled. Here is what Brentonious had to say;

After a number of years in Claim The Throne I have decided to call it quits. While the last 6 months have been a blast I’ve been lacking in motivation and the band deserves a member who is committed 100%. I’m going to focus my energy into “Agony” and my new band “Mid-Apology Punch”. Claim the Throne’s first interstate shows will be my last. I have had some incredible times over the last few years and I’ll never forget the antics that came with it. The band will continue on and I look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future. I’m glad I can go out on a high and I hope “Aletales” is thoroughly enjoyed by the metal community.

For the time being, we will not be looking for a permanent replacement and will be working hard on the next album and book, however we do have a brave fill-in who will be playing live with us. At this stage our only upcoming Perth show is in November and will be announced soon. We are looking at some more interstate shows early next year.

We are also up for nomination in this years WAMis Song Of The Year competition in the heavy category for Set Sail On Ale. Votes can be placed at http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/index/0,21581,5019216,00.html, we raise our ales in advance for any support!

Set Sail On Ale can also be heard on the upcoming Welkin Entertainment compilation CD, Euphony Fusion 3, which will be distributed for free on the Arch Enemy/Suffocation Australian tour.

The ALETALES CD/DVD is still available from…

Claim the Throne – www.myspace.com/claimthethrone
Prime Cuts Music[email protected]
78 Records – Hay St, Perth

And finally the first review of ALETALES is in and can be viewed at http://www.metalobsession.net/claim-the-throne-aletales

Thanks for the loyal alliance! Hails & Ales,

Claim The Throne
http://www.myspace.com/claimthethrone
http://www.primecuts.com.au

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