Canadian heavy metallers PHEAR announce drummer Mike Harshaw (ex-ANNIHILATOR, ex-MASTERY) to their lineup, which also follows the band’s recent recruitment of guitarist Alex Zubair (Nader Sadek, Iomair, ex-Nephelium, Burn To Black, AZP (Alex Zubair Project)).

The band issued the following statement announcing new drummer:

“Attention Phearmongers! Please help us in welcoming our newest brother in arms, Mr. Mike Harshaw, to the ranks of PHEAR!! We’re not sure if Mike knows what he’s in for?? But the contract has been signed, his blood oath had been given, and now he’s one of us!! … and we’re stoked to have him on board! W have all our pieces are in place… time to tear it up!”

PHEAR is Patrick Mulock (Vocals) (ex-Rampage, ex-Eidolon), Chris Boshis (Bass) (ex-Conflicted), Alex Zubair (Guitar), Pat Rogers (Guitar) (ex-Profaner) and Mike Harshaw (Drums). Formed in 2014, with their hybrid sound of power thrash, the band debuted their full-length Insanitarium in 2015 followed by their 2017 EP The Curse Lives On. The band is currently in studio working on recording new material with producer Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) for a yet-to-be-determined release date.

Over the years, PHEAR has shared the stage with Udo Dirkschneider, The Dead Daisies, Stryper, and were openers on the 2019 Toronto pre-show (Budweiser Stage) for legends and heroes IRON MAIDEN.

Check out the band’s latest music video covering NEVERMORE‘s “Narcosynthesis” with Jon Howard: