Colorado based heavy metal band, Jag Panzer, have announced that touring guitarist Ken Rodarte has officially become the band's new lead guitarist.

Founding member Mark Briody said: “Ken’s done a great job on the last several tours. When he expressed interested in joining the band we put him on an 8-week audition to see how he’d fit in with our creative process. Ken’s contribution to The Hallowed exceeded all of our expectations. Harry, Rikard, John and I are all excited to have Ken on board."

Jag Panzer previously issued the following update on their forthcoming concept album, The Hallowed.

“Drums and bass are complete for the new Jag Panzer album The Hallowed. They were recorded at Sonic Phish, the studio owned and ran by drummer extraordinaire Ken Mary. Next up are guitars and vocals, then off to Morrisound to mix with Jim Morris. Mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum will then wrap everything up. We like to do things different for each album so that each record will have its own unique character. This is the first time we’ve tracked drums and bass together and it went extremely well. There is great chemistry between bassist John Tetley and drummer Rikard Stjernquist. That engineer was definitely captured in these sessions!”

The Hallowed will be the band’s second concept album. The album, recorded at various studios and mixed by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios, features cover artwork by Dusan Markovic.

Jag Panzer's latest album, The Deviant Chord, was released in 2017. Stay tuned for further updates on the new record.

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