British heavy metal rockers The Mighty Wraith have finally found a new permanent bassist after bandmate Matt Tomkins quit unexpectedly last month (Jan15).

The band was forced to perform a headlining gig at the O2 Academy Birmingham in England on 31 January (15) without a bass player after Tomkins suddenly dropped out of the group and cut all contact with his bandmates, just weeks after joining in November (14).

However, the setback proved to be a "blessing in disguise" as The Mighty Wraith found a new member in Chris Musgrove that night, who contacted the band after attending the show.

Announcing the news on Facebook.com on Tuesday (24Feb15), the group writes, "Well were now happy to announce that we have a bass player. Not just a bass player to fill the void but one who has come in and improved our overall sound.

"He managed to watch us at the o2 in January and decided to give us a shout, so what went from a disappointing time of being stood up by a bass player, turned out being a blessing in disguise.

"This guy will be fitting straight into the band and will be the guy playing all gigs and the man for the job on our next album.

"We've finally had some luck! We'd like to welcome Chris Musgrove to The Mighty Wraith!"

Musgrove will make his stage debut with vocalist Matt Gore, guitarists Azza Potter and Jonathan Miller, and drummer Andrew Kirby at their 21 March (15) gig in Coventry, England.

The Mighty Wraith, which has not had a permanent bassist in three years, are currently working on the follow up to their debut album The Awakening, which was released last year (14).