Back in March 2017, so pretty much a whole year ago, British metal outfit Heart Of A Coward confirmed that they had parted ways with now former vocalist and founding member Jamie Graham, citing his reasons for parting ways with the band being his wish “to focus on his work and spend more time with his family.”
Graham helped formed the band after stepping down from Sylosis back in 2010, and both his the band’s respective statements confirming his departure from Heart Of A Coward can be read in full via the band’s Facebook profile (here).
After literally hundreds of submissions and auditions to fill Graham‘s shoes, the band have now officially confirmed his replacement to be No Consequence vocalist Kaan Tasan, who will be assuming frontman duties for Heart Of A Coward going forward.
In a statement confirming Tasan‘s joining to the line-up, the band share, “With over 200 submissions to consider, we all had something specific in mind. By no means did we want a carbon copy. We wanted someone that could give the band a new lease of life. As soon as we heard Kaan’s demos we all felt it was a no brainer. Already a good friend of the band, Kaan has been on the road with us and seen it all – so is no stranger to the way we do things. This new chapter has rekindled our love for the band and writing music together.”
Tasan also added, “It’s been an exciting new path joining Heart Of A Coward. I’ve always been a fan of the band so to be involved in writing the next record is an awesome experience to say the least! The transformation has felt completely natural and everything has clicked straight away. It’s an exciting year for the band and I’m looking forward to taking to the stage and leading our most ferocious live shows to date!”
Along with confirming their new vocalist and the new chapter of their career, the band have also unveiled a stream and video of their brand new single, ‘Collapse’.
You can stream and watch the video for the song below.
The band are expected to release their fourth full-length album later this year. More details surrounding the record will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
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