BARCODE haben mit SS Graveyard einen neuen Sänger von der Metalband DEMOLITION INC. rekrutiert und somit den Nachfolger für Butch gefunden. Hier ein Statement der Band:
"Snatched from metal act Demolition Inc. we're proud to present our new singer:
Think Phil Anselmo meets Gary Meskil and you'll have an idea of his potential.
Butch's abrupt departure from the band on last year's September tour strong-armed us in pit for quite some time. And clearly, Butch left a serious gap to be filled. A charismatic authority like him, on stage and off, just don't come around every day. All the more reason to not just settle for whoever showed up. Therefore, we auditioned a shitload of candidates before the right one was found.
No Butch karaoke! Admittedly, we were beginning to lose faith in ever getting a singer matching Butch. For sure, we didn't want a new singer to just do Butch karaoke, but just as things looked the shittiest, around came SS Graveyard and took us all by storm. What had always been Butch's trademark - aggressive and fierce vocals, yet with a delicate sense of tone delivered with immense headroom and authority - SS Graveyard has it all - and then some.
We wanna thank all hardcore hopefuls who invested blood, sweat and tears in giving it a shot as our new frontman. Although a tiresome process, it's been great fun."
BARCODE arbeiten ebenfalls an einem neuen Album, welches im Dezember erscheinen soll und canceln hierfür alle weiteren Shows, die für diesen Sommer angesetzt waren.
"Sorry to break it to you, but all our summer performances are off. Right now, our priority no. 1 is to launch our new profile and we trust the best way to do so is by putting out a new album. We're hitting Jay's own Smart'n'Hard studio 1 August and head for a September Tue Madsen/ Antfarm mastering. Hopefully, the album hits the streets around December."
Bisher hat die Band fünf neue Songs aufgenommen und den Track "Glasjaw" auf ihrer Website bereitgestellt.