Edge Of Paradise Announce New Lineup

Edge Of Paradise have announced the additions of bassist Vanya Kapetanovic and drummer Jimmy Lee to their lineup. They will be taking over for former bassist Nick Ericson and former drummer John Chominsky.

Margarita Monet and Dave Bates commented:

Both Vanya and Jimmy join the band with a great amount of motivation and passion, and we’re thrilled to have them on board for the next exciting chapter of Edge of Paradise. We want to thank our previous bass player, and new dad, Nick Ericson, and drummer John Chominsky. We accomplished so much together during the nearly 5 years they both were with the band, and we will always be grateful for their contribution. We wish them the best on their future endeavors and will always consider them our lifelong friends!

We are almost finished recording songs for the record. It’s been an amazing experience working with Mike Plotnikoff. We are beyond excited to unleash the new music as we take our sound one step further and present you with the new, electrifying side of Edge of Paradise!”

[via BraveWords]

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Cryptopsy & Eukaryst Members Join Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation have officially welcomed guitarist Belisario Dimuzio (Eukaryst) and bassist Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) to the band. Dimuzio, who has been touring with the band for a few years, will now serve as their permanent second guitarist, while Pinard has been recruited as a replacement for Derek Engmann. With this news, the group have also announced that they will be releasing a new album in fall 2019.

Cattle Decapitation said the following:

“We’re pleased to announce the new lineup that will appear on our next album due out in FALL 2019! Many of you who have come to our shows in the past couple of years have seen that we have had a 2nd guitarist on stage with us for the first time in the band’s existence.

We proudly welcome Belisario Dimuzio (San Diego’s Eukaryst) as a full time member and he will appear on the next album! We’re also happy to announce Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) as our new bassist who will be appearing on our next album as well! Oil has filled in on shows with us in the past, the chemistry we have with both him and Bel is unmistakable and we’re excited to have them with us.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Cryptopsy’s next release entitled “The Book Of Suffering: Tome 2”! Also be on the lookout for a HUGE announcement coming Sept. 20th regarding a super cool Cattle Decapitation release that has been in the works for a decade now! Its an exciting time for the Decap! Stay tuned!!!”

Dimmu Borgir Welcome Bassist Victor Brandt (Entomed A.D., Etc.) To The Band

Dimmu Borgir have officially welcomed Entombed A.D./Firespawn bassist Victor Brandt to the band. Brandt commented:

“It’s a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir. And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album ‘Eonian‘, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead.”

The group added:

“We are very excited to have Victor become a part of the team! His experience, dedication and craftmanship is very much appreciated and we look forward to sharing the world stages with him!”

Motograter Allegedly Replace Bassist Mylon Guy Without Telling Him

Motograter have apparently fired bassist Mylon Guy without telling him. According to him, he found out he was out of the band after the group made a social media post saying Aeon Cruz had been recruited as his replacement.

[via numetal.net]

The Black Dahlia Murder Drummer Alan Cassidy Joins Slugdge

Slugdge have announced the addition of drummer Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder) and bassist Moat Lowe (Novena) to their lineup. Cassidy commented:

“As soon as I heard Gastronomicon’s first riff I knew it was great. The dark melodic opening hooked me immediately. I knew they were a two-piece. I’ve been telling Kev for years that I’d love to put some real drums to it!”

You can read more about the additions at loudersound.com and pick up Slugdge‘s new album “Esoteric Malcology” now.

Crobot Welcome New Drummer & Bassist

Crobot have announced the addition of bassist James Lascu (Wilson) drummer Dan Ryan to their lineup. They are taking over for Jake and Paul Figueroa, who exited the group back in April.

The band commented:

“All is definitely well in the Crobot home nebula as we welcome the insanely talented and hard hitting Dan Ryan on drums and the power and monstrous bass playing of James “Uncle Jimmy Muscles” Lascu to hold down the heavy bottom. We are 50 songs into the writing process and we are excited about how productive we have been over the last few months. To say these guys are making us a better band would be an incredible understatement. Stay tuned for new riffin’ & groovin’ as we are planning for a 2018 release!

Keep your beards tuned to that same ol Crobot transmission!”