17. December 2010 03:28
It's been a while since our last post, hasn't it? Our website had gone offline at some point in November, but now it's obviously back where it used to be. :)
Anyway... As the website remained down for a few weeks we were unable to give you any news, so here we go now. Where do I start? Right. In August 2010, Holy Lamb was joined by its long-time friend Ansis Markauss (of Latvian prog-metal band Morpholatria), a technically advanced guitarist with a lot of brilliant ideas. This basically means that, for the second time in the band's history, we have parted ways with Uldis 'Ludis' Ēlerts. Two months later three of us attended a concert of contemporary music in Riga which showcased a number of Daniel Denis/Univers Zero compositions among other things. That's where we bumped into Toms Circenis, a drummer we have known for years. To cut the long story short, Toms told us that his previous band, Hospitāļu iela, had broken up, so he accepted our offer to replace Jānis Burmeisters, whom we wish the best of success with his tattoo studio in the old town of Riga and the Tesa band. Interestingly enough, Ansis and Toms had already auditioned for Holy Lamb 8 and 11 years ago, respectively, but their services were turned down by the band in favour of other musicians. Not this time though! Work on new material is well underway, so let's keep our fingers crossed that 2011 brings everything it takes to release the fourth Holy Lamb album. Gosh, it's our TWENTIETH anniversary next September!!!!
The new faces: Ansis (left) and Toms.