Dino Cazares Reveals New Divine Heresy Drummer

During an appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show,” Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares revealed that Gabe Seeber (Decrepit Birth, The Kennedy Veil) will be serving as the new drummer for Divine Hersey. This news comes after the band recently recruited Once Human’s Lauren Hart as their new vocalist.

[via The PRP]

Dino Cazares To Relaunch Divine Heresy With Once Human’s Lauren Hart

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has announced the return of his Divine Heresy project. Once Human’s Lauren Hart has been recruited as the band’s new singer, but a bassist and drummer are still pending.

Cazares commented:

“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”

You can see footage of Hart covering Divine Heresy‘s “Failed Creation” below:

Divine Heresy’s “Bleed The Fifth” & “Bringer Of Plagues” To Be Released On Vinyl For First time

Divine Heresy‘s “Bleed The Fifth” and “Bringer Of Plagues” are set to be released on vinyl for the first time on May 21. You can pre-order those at m-theoryaudio.com. Notably, “Bleed The Fifth” will include the bonus tracks “Purity Defiled” and “Parasite Drama,” while “Bringer Of Plagues” will include the bonus track “Forever The Failure.”

GoFundMe Launched To Raise Money For Joseph Payne’s (Ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) Funeral Expenses

As previously reported, Joseph Payne (ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) has sadly passed away at the age of 35. A GoFundMe campaign has since been launched to help pay for funeral expenses.

The following statement was issued:

“Joe was just 35 when he tragically passed away January 24th, 2020. He was an incredibly loving fiance, son, brother, and friend. Joe was an amazing soul, a dreamer and story-teller, easy to love and always willing to share that humor, love and energy with everyone he encountered.

Joe‘s most profound passion was his music and sharing it relentlessly. Self-taught thanks to endless hours listening to Metallica, whether he was playing guitar or bass, Joe‘s energy and skill captured the attention of all who listened and allowed him to share himself and his stories with so many all over the world.

Above all, whether it was making soupy mac ‘n cheese, being playful with his nieces or just being gross ‘Uncle Joe Joe”, protecting his family or just being the original “Lovey”, Joe was more then anything loved back by so many more.

So we are asking for all to help us celebrate one last time the life and times of Joseph Payne and ensure he has a funeral service that everyone can be apart of and appreciate. Thank you everyone!”

Joseph Payne (Ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) Passes Away

Joseph Payne (ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) has sadly passed away at the age of 35. No cause of death has been revealed at this time.

Payne’s former Divine Heresy bandmate Dino Cazares issued the following statement:

“Our Metal brother Joseph Payne has passed away. Another one gone way to young.
I wasn’t going to say anything until I got confirmation from his family, which I now did. At this time no cause of death has been revealed.

Joe was a great friend, a great band member and an incredible musician. Although he played bass in ‪Divine Heresy‬, he was an incredible guitarist. I first saw him playing bass in Nile and right then and there, I said, ‘I want that guy in my band.’

After having that first conversation that night, I realized he was a great dude and from there on, we’ve shared some amazing moments in life and on tour,from Australia to South America to Canada to Mexico to Europe etc..

Joe was a very outgoing funny guy with a very friendly personality. He was loved by many and he loved all his fans and road friends. He never complained when times got tough on the road. He always helped everyone and worked his ass off when he was in DH and I admired him for being that way. 

We love you and we will miss you Rest In Peace my friend.
–Dino Cazares“

UPDATE: Nile’s Karl Sanders has now commented as well:

“The members of Nile were saddened this weekend to learn of the passing of one of our own, Our Dear Metal Brother Joe Payne. We have no details as yet what caused this tragedy, but his loss is a profound one. During Joe’s time with Nile in 2005-07, Joe was a true brother and band member in every sense of the word. He always gave 110% onstage every day, was full of positive enthusiasm, and was a brightly burning Spirit. Joe joined us at the tender age of 19, on recommendation from Kreishloff of Lecherous Nocturne. Possessed of an incredible talent beyond his years, Joe was never afraid to face any of the challenges in stepping onto the world’s stages; the very first obstacle of course was learning the entire Nile set and stepping into the uncomfortably large shoes of recently departed legendary Nile bassist Jon Vesano. Just being able to play those difficult Nile songs on bass while doing Jon’s vocal parts was a herculean task, let alone pulling it all off convincingly in less than a week. But Joe fearlessly stepped up, and boldly walked out on the stages all across Europe to help promote the Annihilation of the Wicked album. Joe of course killed it from the first note, nailing the songs with an awesome stage presence and a supernova of metal energy. It became immediately clear that Metal was what Joe was born to do. The next 2 years of Touring for AOTW were an exceptionally busy time for Nile, and Joe’s fire and will to conquer never let up, not for a single moment. On and off stage, Joe was a great band member, traveling companion, and friend. The time Joe spent with us is something we will remember always. Rest in Peace, Brother Joe, You are a True Metal Warrior.”