Jens Broman, vocalist for Swedish thrash band Darkane, has decided to leave his post, paving the way for a reunion with Lawrence Mackrory, who sang on Darkane’s debut album Rusted Angel.
Mackrory also did a guest appearance on “Chaos vs. Order” on 2002’s Expanding Senses.
“Lawrence will make his new debut with Darkane in Strasbourg, France, September 20th when our European headlining tour will start, together with Destinity and Devastating Enemy,” says Darkane in a statement. “We are all very excited about the future, and are also working hard on the new album. We recently finished building the studio that we’ve been working on over the last 18 months, and we are very satisfied.”
In a statement, Broman said that his departure “has to do with personal issues. At the moment my life is in a phase where I’m unable to find inspiration for new adventures with Darkane and therefore it’s best for me to pass on the mic. I will miss you all, the tours, all you dedicated fans and most of all my band mates. But know that Darkane have found a superb replacement in Lawrence Mackrory. Good luck and stay metal!”
“It is with great pleasure I can finally announce my return to Darkane,” says Mackrory. “I have been waiting for this opportunity to appear and finally the time was right for me to continue what we started 13 years ago. Both Andreas [Sydow] and Jens [Broman] have done a tremendous job with the band, which will keep me on my toes while performing live for sure.”