Benediction recently announced they were splitting with vocalist Dave Hunt. Hunt said he wanted to focus more on Anaal Nathrakh, as well as his Ph.D. studies, which of course left Benediction without a frontman as they were working on their first new album since 2008. That position has quickly been filled, courtesy of vocalist Dave Ingram.
Ingram was Benediction's vocalist between 1990 and 1998, and has also fronted such bands as Bolt Thrower, Hail Of Bullets, and Down Among The Dead Men. Here's what Ingram had to say about the situation.
"Dan Bate and myself were already in contact via social media and he had mentioned a few months ago that Daz was looking to contact me. After the surprise revelation, I began to wonder what he'd wanna talk to me about — old contract discussion maybe, back catalogue? Who knows? Could be all sorts. But obviously, as most of you do, I keep up to date with goings on in the metal world and keep a close eye on BENEDICTION and was aware of the situation regarding Dave Hunt's departure from the band. Soon enough, my phone lit up with Darren's number, and after initial baby steps, things escalated at lightning speed. Both ends of the phone were clearly getting excited, and at this point, both my wife and my son said simultaneously that if he is asking you to return to the fold, you had better do it' [email protected]#YEAH!!!!!!! YES, I'M IN!!!!!!"
Expect a new Benediction album probably next year.