Today the band are delighted to confirm that Barry French is now the permanent drummer for Final Coil. Barry, who first made his name playing for death metallers Sarpanitum, performed in a session capacity on Final Coil’s most recent album, The World We Left Behind For Others. In the wake of those successful sessions the decision was made to offer Barry the position on a permanent basis and the in-demand sticksman has now accepted.
Speaking of the band’s decision to offer Barry a permanent role in Final Coil, front man Phil Stiles explained
“It was very clear from the audition alone, where Barry played through the bulk of Persistence of Memory with us, that there was a chemistry there which really helped to fire the rehearsals for The World We Left Behind For Others. From the demo period, where Barry very quickly grasped exactly what we needed, to the recording in Italy, which was similarly effortless, it became obvious that Barry just fitted nicely into the band. As a result, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that Barry has joined Final Coil as a full time member. As a band, we couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out and, with a number of plans already in place for the future, we’re incredibly excited that Barry has decided to join us on the next stage of our journey.”
For his part, Barry is equally thrilled to have formalised a long term position within Final Coil.
“After my very first conversation with Phil about trying out, I knew that we would be a perfect fit for each other. To realise my musical ambitions with Final Coil is a massive honour. The recording of the new album was incredible. The people and the surroundings made it perfect. I couldn’t be any prouder of how the album turned out.”
During the recording of The World We Left Behind For Others, in Italy at Real Sound Studios, the band captured a large amount of candid film footage, detailing the whole process. This footage has now been edited and put together into a short film that opens a window for fans into the world of Final Coil in the studio. This is the story of how The World We Left Behind For Others became a reality and can be watched on the band’s youtube channel now.