I finlandesi Burning Point hanno annunciato l’ingresso nella band della cantante Nitte Vänskä (ex-Battle Beast) e del tastierista Jarkko Väisänen. La band ha dichiarato:
“In 2009, when we parted ways with keyboardist Pasi Hiltula, we decided we would continue without an ‘official’ player in the band and use a ‘hired gun’ in the gigs. Jarkko was our first choice and he has been with us for a while now. He is a solid player and really cool guy to be with. We are very happy that he decided to join Burning Point ranks as an official keyboardist.”
Pete Ahonen, che si occupava di vocals e chitarra, ha deciso di dedicarsi solo alla sei corde, lasciando vacante il posto dietro al microfono. Pete ha dichiarato:
“Well, it has been a one helluva ride for 15 years to handle both, vocals and guitar, but now we thought it was time to try something totally new, I love playing and singing live, I love to be on the spotlight…but also I want the band to be in constant motion and moving forward.
Nitte is perfect choice as a new frontma…oh woman :) — very powerful voice and an awesome stage performer!”
Nitte ha aggiunto:
“These guys are awesome and the music, just great! I love all the Burning Point songs!
I’ve been away from the world of heavy metal for a while now, but now with these guys, I am back!
I’m very excited and anxious to start recording the new stuff and just waiting to be on stage with Burning Point.”