As first reported
yesterday, British extreme epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE
have now officially confirmed the departure of lead singer ZP Theart
"It is with great regret that DRAGONFORCE
announce a parting of the ways with singer ZP Theart
," the group writes in a statement. "This is due to insurmountable differences of musical opinion but the rest of the band sincerely wishes ZP
great success with his future projects.
"While the creative core members have begun writing the fifth album, they have also started a worldwide search for a new vocalist."
"We are looking for a powerful, melodic singer to write a new chapter of DRAGONFORCE
with us," added guitarist Herman Li
Anyone wishing to audition for the vacant position should apply by following the instructions at this location
's latest album, 2008's "Ultra Beatdown"
, sold 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. DRAGONFORCE
had its first two studio albums — "Valley Of The Damned"
and "Sonic Firestorm"
— reissued on February 22, 2010 via Spinefarm Records
U.K. Both titles were made available with updated packaging and bonus audio/DVD content, some of it exclusive to these releases.