Once Human’s Lauren Hart is Divine Heresy’s New Singer


According to a post made by guitarist Dino Cazares to the band’s Facebook page, Lauren Hart is the new singer of Divine Heresy.

“Latest Update:

“I’m almost ready to write some new material w/ singer Lauren Hart. I will be handling all guitar and bass. I currently do not have a drummer or bassist for live or possible tracking, so any professional musicians in the USA interested let me know.

“Let me be clear about this: I will not be using any former members. With that being said R.I.P. Joe Payne one of the best bassist/guitarist.

“We are currently record company free so all of this will be supported out of our own pockets.

“Ps. This does not take away from any other things that I’m currently working on”

Last week, Cazares posted a video of Hart—who also sings in Los Angeles band Once Human—covering “Failed Creation” from Divine Heresy’s debut album, Bleed the Fifth, and hinted that she could be the next singer.

Cazares started Divine Heresy in 2005, originally featuring vocalist Tommy Vext (who would go on to front Bad Wolves) and drummer Tim Yeung (ex-Morbid Angel, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Decrepit Birth). The lineup played on Bleed the Fifth, which saw release in 2007.

Yeung stuck around for second album Bringer of Plagues in 2009, which featured bassist Payne and vocalist Travis Neal. Payne stayed with the band until 2011, Yeung until 2012, and Neal until 2013.

In the meantime, Cazares has been busy with Fear Factory. The industrial metal legends have beefed publicly for years, with Cazares ultimately retaining control of the band’s name. Vocalist Burton C. Bell left the band in 2020 and Cazares has repeatedly claimed the band has a new vocalist but has dragged his feet on announcing who it is.

No word on when new Divine Heresy is coming, but we’ll keep you posted. For now, check out Hart’s cover of “Failed Creation.”

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