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!”

Ne Obliviscaris Holding Auditions To Find New Bassist

Ne Obliviscaris have announced that they are holding auditions to find replacement for bassist Brendan Brown, who was recently fired. The band made the following Instagram post:

NE OBLIVISCARIS AUDITIONING FOR NEW BASSIST As many of you will already be aware, we are on the hunt for a new bassist. We just finished teaming up with an incredible bassist on our new album and we are really excited to show you that music very soon. However, that partnership we knew from the outset was just for this one album and now that it is finally complete we are turning our attention to finding that special someone to join us on the road and into the future. If you think that might be you, read below so you can find out what to do next! NE OBLIVISCARIS are looking for a bassist who: * Is capable of playing our existing repertoire at an extremely high standard * Is professional and hard working * Has pro quality gear * Is available to tour worldwide regularly- often up to 5-6 months of the year * Has great live stage presence * Has prior experience touring (*ideally) If that still sounds like you then we would love to have you audition to join NeO on the road starting late 2017. HOW TO AUDITION: 1. Send an email with the title (BASS AUDITION plus your name) with some information about yourself to: neobliviscaris.au@gmail.com 2. We’ll then provide you with a tab/sheet music for ‘Painters of the Tempest Part 2’ in full so that you can learn it and create a video of you performing it as your audition. Then you just send us a link to your performance and if we love how you play, we’ll discuss things more with you from there! NOTE: If you live outside of Australia you wouldn't be required to move here in order to take up the position. We don't really care where you are in the world as we spend more time away from Australia touring than in it. The most important thing is to find the right person musically. Best of luck! -NeO #neobliviscaris #bassist #audition

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[via The PRP]

Terror Reportedly Replace Bassist David Wood With Cruel Hand’s Chris Linkovich

According to Lambgoat, Terror have replaced bassist David Wood with Cruel Hand’s Chris Linkovich. The band have not commented on the switch, but it’s worth mentioning that Wood has not been performing with them for months.

Nitro Recruit Bass Legend Victor Wooten For New Album

The reformed Nitro, featuring founding members Michael Angelo Batio and Jim Gillette, along with Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler, have confirmed that bass legend Victor Wooten has been recruited to record the bass on their new album. Details for that effort are expected to be revealed soon.


Wooten said the following:

“I’m so happy to be included as part of the new Nitro project. I’ve been a fan of Michael Angelo Batio for decades, [and] Jim Gillette and Chris Adler are just as amazing. They’re causing me to have to step up my game. Fans will be thrilled to hear what we are coming up with, I’m really excited about it!”

Adler also commented:

“I have been in awe of Victor for many, many years. His musical gifts, which are second to none, are matched by his ability to inspire. I am giddy, humbled and amazed to have the chance to share music with, and learn from, him. Hearing him play music—or even speak about playing music for that matter—is truly a gift. Playing this material with him is mind blowing, listening to what he brings to this is game-changing.”

Batio added:

“Victor is the best of the best! He is a legendary musician and the most amazing bass player I’ve ever heard. Beyond excited is an understatement. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’re coming up with.”