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!”

Darkest Hour Part Ways With Guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan

Darkest Hour have parted ways with guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

The band commented:

“After over a decade of touring the world with us and contributing to 4 of our full length records Darkest Hour announces the departure of guitarist Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan.

We are sure you will be hearing more music from him, we are thankful for his years with us, and we wish him well.

As for Darkest Hour, our next chapter starts now.

We have a lot in store for you as we continue work on our 10th full length record. You can follow and support us via our bands Patreon or our social media outlets.

❤ Darkest Hour
John, Mike, Travis, & Deal“

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.”

SHVPES Call It Quits

SHVPES have officially called it quits. The band made the decision after “beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise.”

The group issued the following statement:

“Good things all come to an end.

After much introspection, we have decided to call it a day with SHVPES.

As this band has evolved, we have grown a lot as musicians and as people. And as a result we have found ourselves beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise. To continue on as SHVPES would only place further strain on our mental health and personal relationships, as well as be dishonest and a disservice to all of you.

We leave on good terms, proud and grateful for everything we’ve achieved.

To the fans and everyone who has supported, invested and believed in us, we wholeheartedly thank you. You have allowed us to accomplish things we only ever dreamed of and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For now though, it’s time for a new chapter.

Peace & Love

SHVPES
Grant, Griff, Harry, Ryan, & Youssef.
2015 – Infinity”

Scorched Fire Drummer Matt Izzi

Scorched have parted ways with Matt Izzi. The drummer, who also performs in Homewrecker, was fired after allegations against him surfaced on an Instagram account that was launched to share all the sexual misconduct allegations against his bandmate Matt Barnum, who was recently kicked out of Homewrecker.

Scorched issued the following statement:

“Official statement regarding Matt Izzi:

Until early this morning, not one member of this band has ever even had the slightest idea of the predatory acts of drummer Matt Izzi. We have a zero tolerance stance towards this type of behavior. Immediately effective, Matt Izzi is no longer a part of Scorched.”

One of Izzi’s other bands, Crypt Rot, also issued a statement saying that the drummer will not return if they become active again:

“Even though we have not been active, we want to come out and say we will not and never have condoned the actions of members of homewrecker. If we ever continue, Matt Izzi will no longer be affiliated. We feel for all the victims of these actions.

Joe DeDomenic, Ryan Sposito, Allie Dioneff“

[via The PRP]

Guitarist Dan Gargiulo Exits Revocation

Dan Gargiulo has announced his departure from Revocation. The guitarist is leaving the group “to focus on other aspects of [his] life and other musical endeavors.”

Gargiulo said the following:

“I have been reluctant to post anything about myself in the midst of what’s going on in the world, but I feel the need to so that my bandmates can move forward. I’ve decided to leave Revocation to focus on other aspects of my life and other musical endeavors. I know they’ll continue to succeed and I’m excited to see who steps up to replace me.”

Revocation added:

“What’s up everyone, we’ve got some important news to share with you all.

Dan has announced today that he is leaving Revocation. Over the past decade we’ve toured the world together and have released 5 full length records and an EP since he joined, needless to say we’ve had an excellent run. There is no bad blood between Dan or any of the members of the band, it was simply time for him to change paths and focus on other musical and life endeavors. We wish him nothing but the best in the future and we’re excited to hear his next musical offerings. We’ll miss ya DG!

Writing is currently well underway for our next full length, we plan to continue on as a 3 piece for now but we’ll be bringing in a 2nd guitar player down the line once we start the tour cycle for our next full length.”

Hate Announce New Drummer Daniel “Nar-Sil” Rutkowski

Hate have parted ways with drummer Paweł “Pavulon” Jaroszewicz. Daniel “Nar-Sil” Rutkowski will be taking his place. You can see footage of him in action below:

Pavulon said the following:

“The last 2 years were pretty difficult for me because of a relentless work schedule in all the bands and projects I worked with, resulting in constant exhaustion and eventually health problems, mainly with my wrists from all the abuse and imperfect technique. Late last year, I started rebuilding my playing from scratch and also paying more attention to my health and work ethics. I chose to take a break from my usual work routine and use the time to get back on track in the future with a brand new approach. With this in mind, I decided it would interfere with Hate’s activity, and the last thing I want are my personal issues to affect others’ hard work. Therefore, I decided to let go and allow my good friend Daniel to step in and carry on the legacy. He’s an amazing young drummer, and I’m sure you’ll be amazed by what he will bring to the band’s sound and performance. I would like to thank Hate for all the years we shared for better and worse. It was definitely an important part of my life, and I will always be thankful for this journey.”

Hate added:

“We would like to wish Pavulon all the best in his projects to come and thank him for his contributions to the band. With that said, we welcome the talented Daniel ‘Nar-Sil’ Rutkowski to the band. Nar-Sil has already sat behind the drums for Hate during the Europe Under Black Death Metal Tour Vol II and worked with many big names in the Polish metal scene such as Virgin Snatch, Neolith, Embrional, and Dira Mortis.”

Nar-Sil also commented:

“I’m super excited about joining Hate and the new material we are hard at work on! Things have been moving quickly, but the flow is excellent, and in time, I’m sure the fruit of our labour will be powerful and monstrous Extreme Metal. I’m looking forward to showcasing what we’ve been working on, and of course, seeing you all on the road!”

Palaye Royale Fire Touring Bassist Daniel Curcio Following Misconduct Allegations

Palaye Royale have fired touring bassist Daniel Curcio following allegations of misconduct with underage fans. The band commented:

“Palaye Royale have always been the three members. We are extremely disappointed in the actions of one of our touring musicians. His decisions are not in any way a reflection on us, we have worked our whole lives to achieve where we are today. Under no circumstances will we allow misconduct to anyone especially our fans; safety is our number one priority.”

The Ghost Inside Part Ways With Bassist Jim Riley Over Past Racial Slur

The Ghost Inside have parted ways with bassist Jim Riley. This news comes after Bracewar drummer Rashod Jackson recently called out Riley for using a racial slur while referring to a bus driver a number of years ago.

The Ghost Inside issued the following statement:

“The Ghost Inside was born from a scene of forward thinking, understanding and progressiveness. Our music and message has always been one of hope and finding that light at the end of the tunnel. Racism and bigotry of any kind stifle that journey towards the light. It closes and lock doors that need to be broken open

We have decided to part ways with bassist Jim Riley. While we didn’t hear these words spoken directly from his mouth, we did hear mutterings of the incident. At the time we thought this to just be a rumor, but it offended and hurt a community. A community we are meant to bring together.

We should’ve spoken up back then but we didn’t, we should’ve dug deeper. We acknowledge that we were silent. We are self educating and growing and learning as individuals. We are here to say that we as a band fully condemn racism and support the black community in the fight against system racism.”

Burning Witches Part Ways With Guitarist Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder

Burning Witches have parted ways with Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder. This news comes after the guitarist recently joined Crypta.

Burning Witches commented:

“MANY SAW IT COMING: SONIA HAS LEFT THE BURNING WITCHES!

Yes, indeed to keep a girl band together is more difficult than we thought. Nobody wanted to sign us as a band, with the argument that woman-bands do not last. Well it seems THAT Curse is real! But we will NOT give up!

Sonia has left us for her new project. We saw this coming and we have to accept it. People change and people move on. We wish her all the best!

For us as a Band this means we have to work harder. We will continue our path and will of course look for a new Witch!

But first of all, this Friday, we will have a LIVE JAM with some amazing girls and friends. More news on Wednesday! Please stay tuned!

We will take our time to search and announce the new lead player, please understand we are as shocked as you are. We will use the Corona-times useful, to choose the right person for our lead guitarist position.

The backbone of the band will remain strong, in friendship and musically. We are already working on new songs and are TOP motivated to return on stage.

We want to thank all the fans for the amazing support and will keep you posted about our future moves! Stay positive! It sounds like a cliché but it was never more meaningful than now: WE ARE READY TO FIGHT!!!”

Guitarist Romana Kalkuhl added:

“Beloved BURNING WITCHES fans, we are certainly sad about the decision of Sonia to leave us, but at the same time I am more encouraged and I look forward with pride to our future shows and the next challenges!

We have an outstanding team together, so you don‘t have to worry, we are gonna give our very best!

Thank you all so much for understanding and trusting us, only the one who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the band is a real WITCH!”

Nusselder also issued her own statement:

“Dear fans,

For personal reasons and with a lot of deliberation, I have decided to fully dedicate myself to CRYPTA and Cobra Spell and to leave BURNING WITCHES.

The last 2,5 years were FULL of amazing and priceless experiences, it made many of my dreams become reality and I always put all my passion and love for music into it. This journey also opened many doors for new challenges that I am overly anxious to pursue. Such as starting my own bands, writing my own music and push that further.

I am extremely thankful for my my dear family, friends and of course all the wonderful fans for the immense support. I deeply thank the band and the management for the fantastic concert/stage moments such as playing at WACKEN, Sweden Rock, Summer Breeze… and the list goes on, traveling the world, being part of 2 fantastic BURNING WITCHES full-length albums that I will for ever look up to.

This is was a very hard decision, but sometimes you can’t pursue a bigger dream, without giving up a meaningful one in return. I will continue my musical path with full passion for music and for the fans! This is just the beginning! ❤️

The debut release of COBRA SPELL (heavy metal) will be released later this year. And the line-up announcement will very soon this coming days. So please, stay tuned! Also, of course stay tuned to further news with CRYPTA (death metal), we just released the line-up!

CRYPTA: https://www.facebook.com/cryptadeath/
COBRA SPELL: https://www.facebook.com/cobraspell/

I wish BURNING WITCHES all the very best of success!

Much love,

Sonia Anubis

PS:
Thank you so much everyone for your positive words, it is really an extremely hard time, i’ve never been through something like this. Maybe one of my hardest choices in life. I don’t take this lightly… Just want to make sure, my new bands were not the main reason why I left. Repeating: This side-bands were existent for over a year… Personal reasons and indifferences in the band lead to this decision. And for that, my path really had to take a different direction from their path.”