Following the departures of long standing members Steve Scott (bass) and Alessio Garavello (vocals) earlier in 2009, guitarist Andrea Martongelli and drummer Francesco Tresca have also decided to call time on their tenure in Power Quest just last week. The band played a last time together last weeked, and now a whole new line-up was revealed by only original member Steve Williams.

The following statement is courtesy of Bravewords.com: "We are very pleased to finally reveal the all new Power Quest line-up. A farewell to members Alessio Garavello, Andrea Martongelli and Francesco Tresca was given at Saturday's final show at Metalfest UK in Dudley. The band's finally performance took the Metalfest crowd by storm as they tore through a blistering set of Power Quest classics.

Power Quest is now facing the biggest change in band history since they started in 2001. Steve Williams is confident that the new members of the family will continue to keep the PQ dream alive. First addition to the now UK based six-piece is vocalist Pete Morten, who is also known from his guitar job in Threshold. Pete is an extremely talented vocalist and brings his own style to the unique Power Quest sound."

Comments Williams: "To recruit a singer similar to Alessios' style was never an option, when we were looking for a strongly skilled singer with his own personality. Pete is just the man for it!"

The band update continues: "The first of our new guitarists is 21 year old Andy Midgley. He will take care of the rhythm parts but will also be blasting out some solos too! Behind the drum kit is Derby based sticks man Rich Smith, an extremely talented drummer, Rich has been a part of the UK metal scene for more than ten years.

Replacing Andrea was never going to be an easy task; but Ben Randall will show the fans, together with his twin shredder Andy, that the new team is ready to strike in the Power Quest tradition. At the tender age of 16 Ben made it to the final of International Guitar Idol in 2008 where he was voted 'most promising young guitarist' from over 750 contenders.

Completing the line up on bass guitar is Paul Finnie, a close member of the Power Quest family for many years, who's now taking the chance to step into the spotlight."

The all new Power Quest will be back on the road next month. You'll be able to catch the new Power Quest line up in action at the following shows in October 2009:

10/17 - Derby, UK - The Vic Inn
10/18 - Southampton, UK - Firehouse
10/19 - London, UK - Islington Academy (main support for Tarja)


Source: power-quest.co.uk
Band profile: Power Quest
 
Posted: 28.09.2009 by Thryce



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The Shape 1973 - 28.09.2009 at 15:56  
Think it is time for a name change, there are so many metal bands with either none or one original member and still keep the same name, probably for financial reasons. Make your own legacy, don't live off your predecessors work.
Ellrohir - 28.09.2009 at 17:06  
Power Quest is good "cheesy enough" name...why to change
danielllewis - 28.09.2009 at 23:00  
This band is the biggest power metal fail I've ever heard. They just need to fucking quit.
Warman - 29.09.2009 at 00:30  
Written by danielllewis on 28.09.2009 at 23:00

This band is the biggest power metal fail I've ever heard. They just need to fucking quit.

Haha no they're awesome! So cheesy it's good!
Black Conundrum - 29.09.2009 at 01:40  
Whoa, that's a radical line-up change. There's a guy in there that either is my age or close to it (I'm 17)! 2009 is definitely a notable year for Power Quest, then. And what's this about International Guitar Idol?
danielllewis - 29.09.2009 at 03:03  
Written by Warman on 29.09.2009 at 00:30

Written by danielllewis on 28.09.2009 at 23:00

This band is the biggest power metal fail I've ever heard. They just need to fucking quit.

Haha no they're awesome! So cheesy it's good!


Ok, whatever. It's so cheesy it makes my want to cry.
especially since I wasted $15 on that shit
Ellrohir - 29.09.2009 at 12:46  
Written by danielllewis on 29.09.2009 at 03:03

especially since I wasted $15 on that shit

yes, i understand this should be a problem
DreamNightmare - 29.09.2009 at 20:10  
In spite all of the negativity here on MS i'm interested to hear what the new line-up sounds like. I loved the last album and Neverworld is a terribly underated Power Metal album
Ellrohir - 29.09.2009 at 23:47  
Well with 5 new members you cant tell anything according to previous album...
Angel Of Mercy - 30.09.2009 at 18:52  
I love these guys! but why don't they change there name? could get a bigger fanbase.

Are new shirts out?
Ellrohir - 30.09.2009 at 22:02  
Because who would buy a release from band he doesnt heard about before?
Lord_Regnier - 03.10.2009 at 06:32  
Written by danielllewis on 28.09.2009 at 23:00

This band is the biggest power metal fail I've ever heard. They just need to fucking quit.


Lots of PM bands suck but this one is especially crappy.
Ellrohir - 03.10.2009 at 11:39  
Noone forces you taking care about them
treptolemus - 30.10.2009 at 23:30  
Written by Angel Of Mercy on 30.09.2009 at 18:52

I love these guys! but why don't they change there name? could get a bigger fanbase.

Are new shirts out?

Maybe they should call it Power Quest ..Legacy or something like that! An idea of a new beginning, who knows maybe the fans will accept it better (since the band has many new members!) & for new audience ofcourse..

Like Rhapsody did in the past - this would be interesting imo
Angel Of Mercy - 18.11.2009 at 22:23  
True, I don't lnow rapsody.

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