Warbeast — the Texas-based band boasting Rigor Mortis vocalist Bruce Corbitt, guitarist Scott Shelby, Gammacide/Devilfist bassist Alan Bovee, Demonseed drummer Joe Gonzalez and guitarist Bobby Tillotson (a.k.a. “J.R.”) — has a new bassist.
His name is Dré Karst (Enemies of Inertia, Infernal Aggresion, Dirtnap). I am guessing that’s short for André?
“Dré is originally from New Orleans and moved to the [Dallas/Fort Worth] area six years ago after the Hurricane Katrina disaster,” says the band.
“That makes it seem even more appropriate because of the tight bond that many New Orleans and [Dallas/Fort Worth] musicians have had going all the way back to the ’80s,” the band’s statement adds. “Not to mention that is where Housecore Records label owner Philip Anselmo is from. Even though that didn’t have anything to do with the actual reasons we chose Dré to join our band. We just think that is a cool connection to have. Dré has been playing for over 20 years and thrash metal is in his blood. So he already fits in nicely with the rest of us.
“Dré will be leaving with all of us next Saturday (May 5) to head to Louisiana to record the second Warbeast album. Just like the debut Warbeast album, we will be recording it at Philip Anselmo’s studio Nodferatu’s Lair. Philip Anselmo will once again be the producer for the album.”
“We want to also take this time to thank the other bass players that came out to audition. It really was a tough decision that we took a lot of time to make. But we all felt that Dré was the right man for the job. So everyone please welcome Dré Karst to the Warbeast family.”
Karst replaces Alan Bovee, who recently left Warbeast for family reasons.