Eric Bryan, known for his bass and vocal work with California’s NECROSCOPE and ABSTRACT PRAYER, and perhaps more famously as the “metal fan/bass player with the cool posters and figurines” in the Sam Dunn documentary film “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”, has joined the ranks of ANGER AS ART in time for the band’s U.S. tour dates through 2013 and 2014.

Says ANGER AS ART founding member Steve Gaines: “We have known Eric since ANGER AS ART supported OVERKILL back in 2005. He gave a very in-depth critique of our debut album, one that let me know he listened closely. We did radio and print interviews with him… I joined his band onstage… Only later did I realize he was the same guy from the movie. Just a good guy, and an old soul. When we found our bassist position open, he came in and nailed it.”

Eric‘s first show with ANGER AS ART took place on August 9 in Los Angeles, Caliornia. Video footage from that night can be seen below.

ANGER OF ART‘s fourth album, “Hubris Inc.”, was released on February 5 via Old School Metal Records. According to Gaines, the follow-up to 2009’s “Disfigure” offers the kind of vicious, memorably penned thrash/speed metal that fans have come to expect without simply retracing the steps taken on previous albums.

“Hubris Inc.” includes several guest appearances: “Rage And Retribution” features Betsy Bitch on vocals, Jim Durkin (DARK ANGEL) on lead guitar and Timothy Gaines (STRYPER) on bass; Steve Nelson (EVIL DEAD) contributes backing vocals on “The Evil You Create”; and “Speed Kills” features Mark Caro (ABATTOIR) on lead guitar. The latter track was actually written for ABATTOIR back in 1984 and is performed by all ABATTOIR members. It’s the last opportunity to ever hear a new ABATTOIR song.

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