Newly recruited Katagory V vocalist, Al Rybka, has uploaded a montage |
of his vocal audition tracks and has made them available for
download. The single four-minute track that has been uploaded
features four short clips of Katagory V songs that Rybka submitted
for his audition, and what inevitably landed him the singer slot in
Al had this to say concerning the clips, "It is with great pleasure
that we present to you these snippets of my audition for Katagory V.
I was in talks with Dustin for quite some time before this audition
came about, so I waited eagerly to have a hand (er, voice!) at these
songs. Once the tracks were sent to me, I had two weeks to get these
four songs recorded in their entirety. In addition, I was to come up
with vocal melodies for some lyrics they had written for some
snippets of new material they were writing for the upcoming album and
then record those ideas. Obviously, those have to be kept top
secret. My goal with the recordings you can now hear was to stay
true to the sound the band had with Lynn while making the songs my
own. If you notice some subtle differences in the way I sing these
songs, just know that those differences were intentional. I hope you
enjoy these tracks even half as much as I enjoyed recording them.""
The audition clips can be streamed by visiting Al's MySpace page
www.myspace.com/albierocks, and is available for download via the
Katagory V official website.
Katagory V recently announced that they would be debuting the bands
new line-up live in their hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday
August 8th, and has also confirmed their performance at this years
Midwest Metal Anthem festival on Friday August, 22 in Lansing,
In January Katagory V mentioned in a press release that lead vocalist
Lynn Allers and guitarist Marc Hanson were no longer in the band, and
then six months later announced that they were replaced by Al Rybka
and Mike Thiriot respectively.
Katagory V's most recent album, "Hymns of Dissension", was released
in September 2007 in Europe through Burning Star Records and in
October in the U.S. on Nightmare Records.