ANCIENT RITES haben ihren Keyboarder Domingo Smets vor die Tür gestellt und durch den ex-DANSE MACABRE/OBLIVION-Musiker Davy Wouters ersetzt. Lest hier das Statement der Band:
Recently ANCIENT RITES had to take the painful step to fire keyboardplayer Domingo Smets. This unanimous decision was strictly professional as on a personal level the man shall be missed. Main goal however is to offer the same quality in live situations as on studio recordings which requires full dedication and high technical skill. The band felt both qualities were lacking as far as Domingo´s work was concerned. Keyboards play a much more important part in the sound of A.R. today and are of a much higher technical level. Also the complex piano parts of A.R. producer Oliver Phillipps must be performed live in a professional way. Replacement is Davy Wouters, known from live gigs with DANSE MACABRE and the Flemish Gothic Doom band OBLIVION.