Warbeast vocalist Bruce Corbitt was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which unfortunately forced him into retirement as a vocalist. Corbitt recently performed his final show with the band, though his vocals will live on through Warbeast's album Enter The Arena, due out August 15 via Phil Anselmo's Housecore Records.
Here's what Corbitt had to say about the coming album.
"We recorded Enter The Arena exactly a decade after we formed Warbeast. The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus.
The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like Warbeast. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!"