Reverence announces new vocalist Scott Oliva

Scott Oliva pic
Reverence have officially parted ways with vocalist Todd Michael Hall and they announced their new singer Scott Oliva.

You can listen to a sound clip with Scott singing the track “Gods of War” below.

Founding guitarist Bryan Holland wrote on the band's official FB page: “As most people are aware the music business is known for its revolving doors of musicians within bands, and it seems that Reverence is not immune to this situation. The band has been in a forced stand still for a while now, Pete, Michael, Doc and I had several talks about the future of the band, we figured there were only two paths to follow, end the band completely or press on with a new vocalist. Knowing our loyal fans would not want us to give up and knowing time was not on our side, after much thought, we decided to take an offer that singer Todd Hall suggested to us many months ago, which was for us to part ways and find a new singer for Reverence. We are sad to see this version of Reverence end. Todd has been nothing but a good friend, a great writer and a kick ass singer and it has been a delight to work with him. We all wish him nothing but the best of luck with his endeavors”.

That being said, Reverence is very proud to introduce their new vocalist Scott Oliva, who hails from New York. Scott has recorded with Wind Wraith, Inner Strength and Oceans Of Night and will also be featured as a guest vocalist on the next album from Norwegian band Tomorrows Outlook due later this year. Scott is also the singer of the popular Iron Maiden tribute band ‘Live after Death’.

Bryan also stated: “We chose to go in a bit different direction when we were looking for a new vocalist. We knew that we wanted to go even heavier on our third album, more classic era Dio, Judas Priest, Queensrcyhe and Savatage with a bit of Maiden thrown in for good measure. Once we heard Scott, we knew immediately he was the guy we wanted to front Reverence into the future. Scott’s vocal style has a bit more grit with similarities to Dio and Dickinson plus the versatility to easily hit all the soaring highs that Reverence is known for, we are confident you will not be disappointed. Many thanks to all of YOU our loyal fans, for all the never ending support over the past six years. A new day is dawning, the future is now! Below you will find a sound clip of Reverence’s Scott Oliva singing the title track off our latest release "Gods of War". More new clips to come, plus clips of new songs that will be off our next CD”.

Todd Michael Hall commented:
“Thank you for your kind words Bryan. Getting together with you to form Reverence made dreams come true for me. Those two albums will always have a special place in my heart. I am very happy that you found a great singer, like Scott, to keep the music playing. I wish all of you the best. Take care and God bless!”...

Scott Oliva wrote on his FB page:
“Hey guys, I recently joined the band Reverence and I'm real excited to be working with some amazing musicians playing classic power metal with a modern edge. Please check out the sound clip and visit the official band page for more info/updates”.

Weblinks:
reverencemetal.com
www.facebook.com/Reverencemetal