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News : Brisbane’s Lavidius announce new vocalist and release new single ‘Captain Benjamin Hornigold’.

By on January 16, 2019

Brisbane metallers Lavidius have recently announced the arrival of their new frontman, Ben Davis into the fold. The band have also released their latest single ‘Captain Benjamin Hornigold’, now streaming via the band’s official Youtube channel.

Lavidius formed in 2008 and is now composed of Ben Davis (lead vocals), Jon Shedden (guitar and backing vocals), Marcus Glover (guitar), Sebastian Desmarais (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Ben Bowen (drums).

The new single is available for purchase and streaming via iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify and all good online outlets. 

Jon Shedden, guitarist comments on the band’s new arrival.

Ben has a very professional attitude and fun vibe – he is already pushing us in music directions we previously didn’t think possible,” and bassist Sebastian Desmarais praised Davis, saying that “Ben brings experience, art and dedication – I am excited to see what unique quirks he will bring to Lavidius.” 

The brand new song is about a pirate named Captain Benjamin Hornigold, who was a privateer during the Spanish war who turned to piracy after the war ended and there was no use for his sailing experience. 

Davis explains the idea behind writing the song and its lyrics.

He has one of the best pirate stories… He and his crew got so drunk one night after a successful raid that they all threw their hats overboard. When they woke the next morning, they realized their mistake and hunted down a cargo ship and boarded it. They tied up the entire crew and took their hats. They left all of the cargo and only stole the hats to replace the ones they had thrown overboard in their drunken state the night before.”

Lavidius plays hard-hitting music, with a unique blend of melody, downtempo grooves, finely tuned gutturals and ball tearing riffs that make you pull an ugly face because they are that filthy.

Lavidius’ new single ‘Captain Benjamin Hornigold’ is available now for purchase and streaming. Click here for full details.


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