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Alarum Part Ways With Guitarist Scott Young
June 8, 2007
Guitarist Scott Young has announced his departure from Melbourne, Australia's Alarum to concentrate on developing his solo career, and to devote more time to his gothic metal outfit Darkest Dawn.

Young joined Alarum in 1995, and over a ten-year period has performed countless shows with the band, including the Carving North America's Epitaph tour with Necrophagist, Arsis, Cattle Decaptitation and Neuraxis. He appears on both the "Eventuality" and "Fluid Motion" albums, and has helped Alarum land the coveted "Best Band" and "Best Album" categories at the 2004 Australian Kerrang! Awards.

In a recent interview, Young reflected on the decision to strike out on his own.

"It was an extremely difficult choice to make these guys are like family to me, you know," he said. "But something simply had to give. I was stretching myself too thin, and I didn't want to mess the guys around. I still believe in the band and their music, and wish them all the best. I'm very excited about pursuing my solo material, which I've had on the back burner for years and in seeing what may come of DARKEST DAWN."

Young performed his final gig with Alarum supporting Obituary at the Prince Of Wales in Melbourne on May 17.
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Alarum Announces New Drummer
December 4, 2006
Melbourne, Australia's Alarum has announced the addition of drummer Rob Brens to the group's ranks. Brens joins the band as the replacement for previous skinsman Racca, who left Alarum this past summer "to pursue other interests."

Alarum is currently writing material for a new album as well as preparing for a gig supporting Testament in Melbourne at Prince Of Wales on February 7.

Alarum earlier in the year completed a U.S. tour with Necrophagist, Arsis, Neuraxis and Cattle Decapitation. The band's latest CD, 'Eventuality', was released in July 2005 via Willowtip/Earache. The album was recorded through 2004 at Back Beach Studios with Theron Rennison and assistant Rick Luke.
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HOME TOWN: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Mark Palfreyman - Bass/Vocals
Mark Evans - Guitar/Guitar Synth
Scott Young - Guitar/Guitar Synth
Rob Brens - Drums

Alarum was formed in 1992 by drummer Matt Racovalis and joined soon after by guitarist Mark Evans. The early lineup also included Lester Perry/bass & Luke Morris / vocals. Originally more in the Death metal style, they gigged in Melbourne , released the " Another World " demo 1994, and later recorded a track for DEF Records' "Death Down Under" compilation CD in 1995.

In late 1995 Scott Young (Guitar) and Mark Palfreyman (Bass) joined the band forming the lineup that is today and released a demo Blueprint' in 1996 in preparation to record the bands debut album. New material was written, incorporating fresher influences and in late 1997 the Alarum CD " Fluid Motion " was recorded. 8 tracks of death/thrash/jazz-metal. Fluid Motion was self-released in mid 1999 and touring of Australia followed the release of the CD. A video clip for Realization was aired on Rage & Channel V and the track was also included on JJJ's Full Metal Racket compilation CD.

Eventuality is the second Alarum release, a more developed album that is an expansion on the progressive/death/thrash/jazz metal sound. Recorded throughout 2003-2004 by Theron Rennison & Rick Luke at Back Beach Studio, Rye , it was self released in Australia Nov 2004 through MGM , in the US by Willowtip Records Nov 2004 & in Europe July 2005 by Earache Records / Willowtip. Response worldwide has been positive and the band are currently busy writing the third album as they continue to push the boundaries of metal/jazz/rock with their progressive approach. Already having toured Australia many times and playing at festivals such as Metal For The Brain, Overcranked & Chaos In Croydon, the band are now preparing to take their music to audiences in US/Canada/UK/Europe & Japan in 2006.