Allegaeon Recruit Drummer Jeff Saltzman For New Album

Allegaeon have recruited Jeff Saltzman (Unflesh, Aversed) to track drums for their new album. The band will be working on that effort with producer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Westminster, CO.

The group commented:

“Since the cancellation of our US headlining tour in April 2020, we have been hard at work writing a new album and now, one year later, we are ready to get into the studio to record it in preparation for release. Starting April 19th, we’ll be spending the following month at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado with our long-time engineer and good friend Dave Otero.

This album is a milestone in our career as a band for a lot of different reasons, and because of that, we want to share as much of the recording experience with you as possible. We’ll be making regular updates to our usual social media accounts, as well as exclusive live-streams and in-studio interviews via our Patreon (www.patreon.com/allegaeon), so be sure to follow and subscribe wherever you are able.

We are proud to announce that we will be joined in the studio by drummer Jeff Saltzman (Unflesh, Aversed) for the entirety of the recording process. Jeff’s creative input and remarkable skill behind the kit has been an invaluable asset to the band during the writing process of this newest album, and we are overjoyed to bring him into the fold. Watch his unique take on our song ‘Extremophiles (B)’ in the playthrough video below and give him a warm welcome.

Thank you for reading & for all of your continued support as we move forward collectively through 2021 and into a new era of Allegaeon.”

Core 10 Announce New Drummer

Core 10 have officially welcomed Francis Cassol (Rage In My Eyes) to the band as their new drummer. The group said the following about that:

“All of us in Core10 are very proud to Introduce Francis Cassol (Rage in our eyes) as our new drummer. Although all of us have other projects. We are very much looking forward to bringing some of the heaviest stuff we’ve ever written. His versatility is gonna be amazing. Having the ability to transition from metal, to rock ,to punk. Also being able to keep up with the electronic layering, and arpeggios. We are very excited for the future. With that, we wish everybody health, and Wellness. During this time,as we are looking forward to getting back on stage. ROCK ON!!!”

Fleshgod Apocalypse Confirm New Lineup, Release Acoustic Version Of “The Day We’ll Be Gone”

Fleshgod Apocalypse have officially welcomed vocalist Veronica Bordacchini, guitarist Fabio Bartoletti, and drummer Eugene Ryabchenko to the band. With this news, the group have also released a two-track single featuring an acoustic version of “The Day We’ll Be Gone“ and an instrumental version of the track.

Vocalist Francesco Paoli said the following about the new lineup:

“This is the best line-up we could ask for. Eugene is an absolute phenomenon on drums, so I’m really glad to pass the torch to a great successor. Fabio is a true guitar hero, extremely tight and tasteful. Veronica has been with us for 7 years now and even today her incredible talent never ceases to amaze me, so I know she can push her limits further in the future. Now our rehearsal room feels like home again.”

He also added the following about the acoustic version of “The Day We’ll Be Gone“:

“In these uncertain times, we wanted to bare our inner souls and let the music speak for itself. This track pushes us out of our comfort zone as musicians and performer, proving that art in any form can survive the most dreadful circumstances. Given the current situation, it was the right time to do something truly experimental, a once in a lifetime musical exploration for the band. Our recent live streaming concert introduced our new band members to a worldwide crowd, but this song really shows how strongly open minded and skilled they are. Me, Francesco and Paolo have been through this journey together for over a decade, but we haven’t felt this good for a long time. That’s why we’re glad to announce them as official band members. Expect much more, sooner than you think.”

Memoriam Recording New Album, Announce New Drummer

Memoriam have entered Parlour Studios to record their new album with producer Russ Russell. The effort, which is titled “To The End,“ will be the band’s first to feature new drummer Spike T Smith. The group commented:

“Andy [Whale] has had to step down from the drum stool permanently due to a long term shoulder injury that is just not getting better whilst playing drums. He did not take the decision lightly and tried to carry on but it affected him so badly playing that he had no choice but to retire from playing for the foreseeable future. Bringing Spike into the fold reunites the rhythm section of Sacrilege. Frank and Spike have worked on and off together since the mid eighties so he fits in very well with Memoriam. The album will showcase his immense drumming skills and he brings in a whole new dynamic to the bands sound. We cannot wait for you to hear him on the finished album.”

Job For A Cowboy Confirm Drummer For New Album

Job For A Cowboy have recruited Navene Koperweis (Entheos, ex-Animals As Leaders) to play drums on their new album. His parts were tracked back in August. The band are planning to return to the studio in October/November to continue recording the effort with producer Jason Suecof. Frontman Jonny Davy told MetalSucks the following about the record:

“We’re kind of looking at this as a sequel to ‘Sun Eater‘. The lyrical themes tie into the last record. I would say this record is very similar to ‘Sun Eater‘ but we’re still trying to move the needle a bit, trying new things, kind of like we always have. I think that’s always been our motto, not to be stagnant and to just have fun with it, to try new things. I think everyone’s musical tastes changed a little bit over the years and our music kind of changes with it.”

Rings Of Saturn Officially Welcome Drummer Mike Caputo To The Band

Rings Of Saturn have officially welcomed drummer Mike Caputo to the band. Caputo said the following:

“I’m very excited to announce that after a little over 2 years of being a live member, I’m officially a full member of Rings Of Saturn! To commemorate this, I made a little playthrough of ‘Inadequate‘ for you all! Drums were tracked and mixed with Brad Lambert of Psychonaut Studios in Houston, TX”

Kataklysm Announce New Drummer

Kataklysm have officially parted ways with drummer Oli Beaudoin. Taking his place will be James Payne (ex-Hour Of Penance/Vital Remains, etc.), who recently shared footage of himself performing “The Killshot”:

The band commented:

“Kataklysm have officially parted ways with drummer Oli Beaudoin, we would like to thank him for his work on the past four albums and his professionalism on the live stage over the last few years , we wish him all the best with his future Endeavors.

With that being said, we are excited to welcome acclaimed Los Angeles based drumming monster James Payne ( Hour of Penance, Hiss from the Moat , Vital Remains ) to the Kataklysm family, James will be behind the throne for the upcoming “Unconquered” world campaign and beyond . Please Give him a warm welcome 🔥🤘”

Payne added :

“I am thrilled and honored to join Kataklysm and participate in a piece of their amazing legacy! I’ve been a fan of the band since I was in High school, and to think of sharing the stages around the world with them is incredible! I can’t wait to start this experience and give the fans all I have behind the drums at every show we’ll play and beyond!”

As previously reported, Kataklysm‘s new album “Unconquered” will be released on September 25.

Shadow Of Intent Announce New Drummer, Premiere “Gravesinger” Video

Shadow Of Intent have officially welcomed Bryce Butler (Abigail Williams, ex-The Faceless, etc.) to the band as their new drummer. He will be replacing Anthony Barone in the group. In other news, Shadow Of Intent have also premiered a new video for “Gravesinger” off their latest album “Melancholy.“

The band issued the following statement:

“Today we must announce that we have parted ways with our friend and drummer Anthony Barone. His contributions to the band have been amazing and we have no doubt he will have an incredible future in whatever path he follows. Anthony’s statement can be seen here:

“Unfortunately, the time has come for me to part ways with Shadow Of Intent. Recently I chose to pursue some other opportunities that began to interfere with my commitment to the band. So, I’ve decided it’s best that they continue on without me. I want to thank everyone who has supported me during my time with Shadow, and I wish them nothing but the best moving forward!”

With that being said, we are very pleased to announce our friend Bryce Butler will be taking over the drum position as of today. Bryce has been our touring drummer ever since Melancholy was released and has absolutely nailed our drum parts for every show we’ve had with him.

Some of you may have seen Bryce performing with groups such as The Faceless, Galactic Empire, or Abigail Williams. We are very excited to see what he brings to the table musically for the band and we are very excited to continue working on the next record with him.

We also are pleased to present our new music video for Gravesinger. The video was shot and edited by our good friend Dylan Gould who captured many special moments of us on our recent headline tour. Enjoy the video and relive some of those nights with us, we hope to see you all soon!”

Chad Szeliga (Ex-Breaking Benjamin, Etc.) Joins Weapons Of Anew

Chad Szeliga (ex-Breaking Benjamin/Black Label Society, etc.) has officially joined Weapons Of Anew as their new drummer. He will serve as a replacement for Chris Manfre.

The band commented:

“We’d like to officially welcome Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin & Black Label Society, Black Star Riders) as the new drummer of Weapons Of Anew. Chad brings an incredible amount of experience and his musicianship is so much deeper than just his drumming, which speaks volumes in itself. Chad is true talent. We look forward to showing the world what we’ve created together.

We would like to send a special thanks to our good friend and former-drummer, Chris Manfre, for all his hard work and dedication over the past few years. We have parted ways with Chris on good terms and wish him the very best.

Stay tuned for new music coming soon!”

Moonspell Part Ways With Drummer Miguel “Mike” Gaspar

Moonspell have parted ways with drummer Miguel “Mike” Gaspar. Hugo Ribeiro will be taking his place. The band issued the following statement:

“Moonspell hereby informs that Mike Gaspar is no longer our band member. The reasons of this split, as accorded, will remain in between the parts involved. We ask that privacy is fully observed. Moonspell now enters a new cycle and are already working with a new drummer Hugo Ribeiro (not family related with the singer). Their new album, provisorily referred to as H, will be recorded with the producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ulver, Ghost), between September and October this year. It will be released via Napalm Records on the first semester of 2021.”