BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist Marcus Siepen has joined the German power metal band SINBREED as a full-time member. Siepen previously performed live with SINBREED at a couple of shows, including the ProgPower USA XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
Commented SINBREED leader Flo Laurin: "To welcome Marcus as a constant member was a obvious step and it just feels right. I'm really looking forward working with him on new meterial for our second album, coming late 2013."
SINBREED has already confirmed several 2013 festival appearances, including those in Germany, Spain and Belgium.
Fan-filmed of SINBREED performing a brand new song, "Reborn", during their ProgPower USA XIII performance can be seen below.
SINBREED features in its ranks guitarist Flo Laurin, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Frederik Ehmke and SEVENTH AVENUE vocalist Herbie Langhans. The band's debut album, "When Worlds Collide", which was released in March 2010 via Ulterium Records, was produced by Flo Laurin, mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X), and it includes guest appearances by Joost van den Broek (AFTER FOREVER) and Morten Sandager (MERCENARY) on keyboards, and Thomas Rettke (REDKEY, ex-HEAVEN'S GATE) on vocals. The artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco (ICED EARTH, AYREON).
SINBREED's brand of power metal is described as a "blistering combination of speed, melodic and aggressive arrangements combined with high and soaring vocals."
Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE) - Vocals Frederik Ehmke (BLIND GUARDIAN) - Drums Alexander Schulz - Bass Flo Laurin - Guitar, Keyboards Marcus Siepen (BLIND GUARDIAN) - Guitar