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IOEarth add 'secret weapon' in new man Jez

IOEarth have introduced two new members of their lineup, describing violinist and rhythm guitarist Jez King as a "secret weapon" and drummer CJ Jerromes as a "kick-ass" performer.

The latest additions will appear on upcoming album New World and they’ll also take part in their subsequent tour dates.

King, a fan of Yes, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and Dream Theater says the opportunity is a “lifelong dream come true” and adds: “I’ve been a jobbing musician for over 25 years, but to work with the talents of Dave Cureton and Adam Gough is just mind-blowing.”

Cureton adds: “Adding a violin to the band has given us a whole new layer of sound to work with at gigs. Rehearsals have been incredible, opening up ideas for old and new songs alike.”

Gough comments: “Jez helps showcase some of the more subtle aspects of our music. IOEarth have yet another secret weapon.”

Jerromes, whose background is in metal, says: “Everyone in the band is so easy to get on with, and earning new material has been awesome too. I can’t wait to get out there and smash it!”

Gough vows of the 23-year-old: “He’s going to kick your ass live.”

New World, the band’s third album, is their first with vocalist Linda Odinsen after Claire Malin bowed out last year. They’ll appear at the Veruno Prog Festival in Italy on September 7.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.