The Catalyst, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, have replaced former singer Matt Bailie with Cryptopsy singer Matt McGachy. Commenting on the transition, THE CATALYST guitarist Graham “G” McDonagh said: “We had reached somewhat of a crossroads, and it had become obvious to everyone in the band the there were two distinct directions forming. The separation with Matt Bailie was amicable and we will remain dear friends, but was necessary for the continuation and growth of the band. Having known and played with Matt McGachy previously and being very familiar with his vocal style and skill, it was clear to us that we are on the same wave length with him and that he is the perfect fit for THE CATALYST both musically, personally and professionally at this crucial point in the band’s history. We are extremely excited to continue writing brand new material, performing live and taking the next steps with Matt McGachy onboard!” McGachy joins THE CATALYST during the writing process of the band’s follow-up to their 2011 debut, independently released album, “Origins”, and one week after the release of their debut video for “When The Sun Shall Rise”.
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