Core 10 Recruit Guitarist Mark Richey

Core 10 have officially recruited guitarist/backing vocalist Mark Richey (Red Line Tragedy). The band commented:

“Hey all, We are proud to announce. Mark Richey from Red line tragedy. Is now the newest member/working with C10. On guitars/ and backing vocals. His experience as a singer/songwriter/guitar player. Stand alone. Check out his music, beyond us.

https://youtu.be/zZI5MlWNXLk

Thanks to all parties involved. Rock on, and stay alive!!!”

Cannibal Corpse Officially Welcome Erik Rutan To The Band, Premiere New Song “Inhumane Harvest”

Cannibal Corpse have officially welcomed guitarist Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) to the band as a replacement for Pat O’Brien, who was arrested in 2018. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “Inhumane Harvest.” This track is from the band’s new album “Violence Unimagined,“ which will be released on April 16. The cover art and track listing for that effort were revealed yesterday and can be found HERE.

Alex Webster said the following about recruiting Rutan:

“I think the most noticeable difference on this record will be the addition of Erik to the band. He wrote three full songs for the record, music and lyrics, and his song writing and guitar playing have added something new, and I think his musical style integrated into ours very well.”

“He’s a great friend of ours, so on a personal level, he’s been a perfect fit, as we knew he would be. Beyond that, he’s one of the hardest working people I know, in music or otherwise, and he maintains a high energy, positive demeanor in challenging situations where other people might go in a negative direction. This energy and great attitude rubs off on the rest of us as well. That’s really a perfect situation to have when you add someone to a band, or any kind of team: someone who’s great at what they do, and also inspires the people around them.”

He also added the following about the album:

“It really follows the path we’ve been going down for a few years now. I think we approach the writing in a similar way most every time: each of us try to write the heaviest, most memorable songs we can. We want each song to have its own identifiable character. Showing my age, I like to say you can ‘drop the needle’ on any point of one of our albums and quickly tell which song you’re listening to.”

Guitarist Jonathan Hultén Exits Tribulation

Tribulation have parted ways with guitarist Jonathan Hultén. Joseph Tholl will now be taking his place.

Tribulation commented:

“After 16 years of creative, expressive, artistic and spiritual exchange and co-operation Jonathan has decided to leave the band to pursue whatever else life has in store for him in the future.

We know that whatever he decides to do in the future he will do it in the same wholehearted, immersive and meticulous way that he has tackled all the trials and tribulations that are Tribulation, and we truly wish him the best of luck in those endeavours.

The idea and concept of death and rebirth has always played a big role in the band mythos and while Jonathan leaving leaves a big chunk of what has built, maintained and nurtured the creature that is Tribulation behind, we are confident in our vision for the times to come, and we will build something new and once again ride the frightening yet powerful waves of creative uncertainty into the new decade!

‘Vetera transierunt: ecce facta sunt omnia nova’”

Hultén also issued his own statement:

“Friends. After 16 years of playing together, the time has now come for me to part with Tribulation. For some time I’ve been swinging between doubt and determination in a recurring questioning of whether I am the right person in the right place, and in the end this is the conclusion that has been reached. This year made it more clear than ever that first and foremost I have to follow my heart rather than the mind – even if it means walking away from a lot of things I love doing and people I love. Life is too short to not follow your heart, wherever it might lead. I don’t know what the future holds, the only thing I do know is that I have to try to live in a way that makes me happy.

I wish Johannes, Adam and Oscar all the best in the world. I’m looking forward to seeing them continue on the adventurous cruise on the ship that is Tribulation, and all the glorious moments they will experience along the way. I am also very happy to pass the torch to the amazing Joseph Tholl, one of my favorite songwriters of all time. The magic he will introduce into Trib will be an invaluable treasure and I couldn’t imagine a better addition to the band.

And most importantly – I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported, appreciated and helped us along the years. I thank you from the bottom of my soul, you made this journey into what it has been. Thank you for everything!

However, this is not a goodbye. I won’t stop creating music and art as long as there is a heartbeat left in this body, that’s a promise. Much love…”

Tholl added:

“As a long-time fan and friend of the band it’s sad for me to see Jonathan leave, but it’s also an honour that I’ll get to cherish his great work. I’m thrilled to join this assembly of old friends and I’m looking forward to be a part of what the future holds for Tribulation.”

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.”

Five Finger Death Punch Officially Announce New Guitarist

Five Finger Death Punch have officially parted ways with guitarist Jason Hook. As previously rumored, Andy James will be taking his place.

Hook said the following:

“I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in person. Thank you for the endless stories of how our music has touched your heart in some way! But the best part of being on tour the last 12 years, by far, has been playing my guitar and seeing the joy on your faces every night. I will miss that more than anything. As far the reason I’m leaving… well, there really isn’t just one. I’ve been in bands my entire life and I feel like I’ve done all the good that I can here. It’s time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges.”

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory also commented:

“Jason is an incredible guitar player so we had to find someone on the absolute top of their game. Someone like Andy James who was already a well-known virtuoso and had the chops to step into Jason‘s shoes. Andy completed our European tour with us back in February so he was already tried by fire. We instantly clicked both musically and personally so he was the obvious choice. We even have the same birthday… Some things are just meant to be.”

Frontman Ivan Moody added:

“I just congratulated Jason on his recent wedding, and I hope he finds peace and happiness. As for us, I’m really excited to keep working with Andy and I just can’t wait for this COVID madness to be over so we can go back out on the road.”

Buckcherry Recruit Jetboy Guitarist Billy Rowe

During a recent appearance on the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon podcast, Buckcherry guitarist Stevie D. revealed that the band have been working with Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe. This news comes after the group recently parted ways with guitarist Kevin Roentgen.

Stevie D. said the following:

“Right now, Kevin left and then, so what we did in the interim is, we started rehearsing with Billy Rowe from Jetboy. Great guy. Great guitar player. Also great [inaudible] and guitar builder. He owns Rock & Roll Relics. I don’t know if you’re familiar with that guitar company but yeah, he’s right in line, he’s been in the scene, in the Hollywood scene for a long time. And he likes a lot, he came up on a lot of the same music as we did. He’s the same age, same type of player and you know, he’s the type of player that’s more along the lines of say Keith Richards, Izzy Stradlin, that kind of thing. Billy Rowe — he’s got his own thing, which I think is really compatible with what Buckcherry does.”

He also added:

“I think that there’s a lot of similarities in both bands [Buckcherry and Jetboy], you know what I mean? There’s a punk vibe but there’s also the rock and roll vibe, the AC/DC vibe, you know, the Rolling Stones vibe. He’s got all that underneath his hands so yeah, and he’s a great slide player. I’m looking forward to recording with him or, and/or touring and all that stuff. We’ll just see where it goes right now. We’re in the honeymoon phase [with a big smile].”

[via sleazeroxx.com]

Burning Witches Welcome Guitarist Larissa Ernst To The Band

Burning Witches have officially welcomed Larissa Ernst to the band as their new guitarist. She will be replacing Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder, who exited the band earlier this year.

Burning Witches commented:

“Burning Witches welcome new guitar player Larissa to the coven!

As many of you already have assumed, the Swiss shredder Larissa Ex – ANNA LUX, GOMORRA and PATER ILTIS is the chosen one!

The new lead player is an old friend of the coven and has already joined the witches on the “Corona acoustic jam”. They are working in the studio on a new single at this moment, release day for the brand-new track and the video will be September 17th!”

Ernst added:

“Hey Burning Witches Fans all around the world, I am unbelievably excited to join the coven on lead guitar! We all share this great passion for Heavy Metal and an almost lifelong friendship. I follow the girls since the start and I will do my very best, to live up to the expectations as a witch. Let´s continue this journey even stronger together! I’m ready to fight!!”

Guitarist Romana Kalkuhl continued:

“We are very happy to introduce our new witch Larissa! We are a full circle again and it feels really fantastic. Thanks to everyone who applied to play with us, there was so many great girls, it was overwhelming. We went for the girl that is a close friend, an amazing person and a skilled and experienced player. We hope you give her a sensational entree, we know our fans are as excited as we are! We love what we do and want to continue our path now, with regained strength and friendship!”

Skeletal Remains Part Ways With Three Members

Skeletal Remains have parted ways with guitarist Adrian Obregon, bassist Adrian Marquez, and drummer Eddie Andrade. With this news, the band have also announced the addition of former guitarist Mike De La O and new bassist Noah Young (ex-Warbringer) to their lineup. Charlie Koryn has also been recruited to record drums on their new album “The Entombment Of Chaos.”

The group commented:

“As some of you have noticed, there has recently been a line up change; Adrian Obregon, Adrian Marquez and Eddie Andrade have parted ways with the band due to personal reasons. We would like to thank them for all and everything that they have contributed to the band throughout the years and would also like to wish them the very best with their future endeavors.

With that being said, Mike De La O will be coming back into the band full time along with Noah Young on bass, which some of you may already know from filling in on the last couple tours. For the remainder of the year we have a couple friends that will be helping us out with live shows but we are still in need of a full time drummer.

If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested, please contact us via email or through our social media pages. We are scheduled to enter the studio later this month to begin the recording our new album entitled “The Entombment Of Chaos”. The album will be tracked at Trench Studios (Corona,CA) and will be mixed and mastered by Dan Swano with Art coming again Dan Seagrave.

Our good friend Charlie Koryn will be handling drums on the new album. Right after wrapping up the recordings we will hit the road and perform at a whole bunch of festivals!

Hope to see you all on the road.

Cheers!

-SR”

Here’s the band’s current dates:

03/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Lexington Bar
05/01 Barroselas, POR – SWR Barroselas Metalfest
05/02 Saint-Omer, FRA – Dreamer Fest
05/03 Eindhoven, NET – Netherlands Deathfest
05/06 Hull, UK – The Polar Bear
05/07 Glasgow, UK – Audio
05/08 Leeds, UK – Boom
05/09 London, UK – Incineration Fest
05/21 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
06/06 Gotteingen, GER – Underground Remains
06/12 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard
06/18 Cerveny Kostelec, CZE – MetalGate Czech Death Fest
06/20 Protzen, GER – Protzen Open Air
06/27 Los Angeles, CA – California Deathfest
09/07 São Paulo, BRA – Setembro Negro Festival
09/09 Montevideo, URG – Blast Sala
09/10 Buenos Aires, ARG – Museo Rock

Guitarist Harrison Patuto Officially Joins Aborted

Aborted have officially welcomed Harrison Patuto (ex-Vale Of Pnath, etc.) to the band as their new guitarist. He is replacing Mendel bij de Leij, who exited the band last year.

Aborted commented:

“Up and atom! Faster than a shark, sharper than a scalpel and has more cats than your regular disgruntled cat lady, we have a permanent replacement for Mendel – ladies and gents, please welcome Harrison Patuto as the official 5th member of the band.”

Patuto added:

“It is with great pleasure that I announce my permanence within the band of Aborted. This past year has been a surplus of hard work and good times, as we performed a total of 82 shows together. There were big shoes to fill for me, but the dedication, effort, talent and kindness of the guys has made it all the more easy for me to feel at home. There are exciting things ahead, and I could not be more honoured to be a part of it.”

You can see footage of Patuto performing “Exquisite Convinous Drama” below: