Memoriam Splits With Drummer Andy Whale

British death metal supergroup Memoriam, which is comprised of members of Bolt Thrower, Benediction and Cerebral Fix, has announced that they will part company with drummer Andy Whale after two shows in Germany at the end of this month. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and we cannot see a better and more admirable reason for a band departure. We are sure that Andy will continue playing in the future but we think he may well follow his more punk routes than death metal. This is not an acrimonious departure and we are sure that in the future he will jump behind the kit again with Memoriam on stage for a bit of a bash!

“So, on the 28th and 29th of September in Germany (Erfurt and Oberhausen), Andy will be doing his last live shows with Memoriam. So those that can, please come along and enjoy the events, join our party, have fun and give Andy a right good send-off. All other shows will still go ahead, but for now, let’s all wish Andy well in whatever endeavour he chooses to move on with.

“We have achieved so much in such a short time together as a band and our love for you will never diminish. Our love and respect, always.”

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Bleeding Gods Recruits New Bassist Yessica Netto

Dutch blackened death metal band Bleeding Gods has announced that they have recruited Yessica Netto as their new bass player. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“We are proud to announce that we have found our new Metal Queen. As of today Yessica is going to handle all the brutal and heavy bass parts.

Yessica states:
“I have known Bleeding Gods for quite some time now, and they are a fascinating mixture
of different people and unbelievably excellent musicians. I feel honored to be asked
to join Bleeding Gods, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I look forward to being involved in the future of the band and to meeting you all on the road!”

“We have already started rehearsals for the first live shows with Yessica and we are highly motivated. At the moment, we are writing the successor of ‘Dodekathlon’, so stay tuned for further info.”

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Stellar Descent Premiere New Song “The Future Is Dark” From Upcoming New Album

Stellar Descent premiere a new song entitled “The Future Is Dark”, taken from their upcoming new single track album, which will be released by Sol y Nieve on September 27th.

Check out now “The Future Is Dark” below.

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Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Lorna Shore Vows To Continue On Without Vocalist Tom Barber

The recent addition of frontman Tom Barber to Chelsea Grin left a question mark over the future of vocalist’s former band, Lorna Shore. This weekend though Lorna Shore confirmed their plans to continue on without Tom Barber.

States the band:

“A chapter of this band has been shut forever. However, our story has just began to unfold.
there is no way we could ever turn our backs on the people who have made this band who we are. our loyal fanbase across the globe.

be ready for the new era
we aren’t going anywhere

– Austin, Adam, Connor ??”

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Oceans Premiere New Song “Skin” From Upcoming New EP “Far From Composure”

British progressive/alternative hybrid Oceans have revealed their new single “Skin”. The song is taken from their upcoming EP Far From Composure which will be released on March 13th.

The band commented “The song ‘Skin’ is a reflection of living day to day life with an atopic skin condition, and the self-confidence issues it can cause. ‘Skin’ talks of looking into the future and looking past the harder times and in an ideal world, would help to raise awareness for atopic conditions as they are very overlooked by doctors, yet from experience they cause a lifetime of discomfort.”

Check out now “Skin” below.

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Within The Ruins To Part Ways With Frontman Tim Goergen – Replacement Announced

Within The Ruins part ways with vocalist Tim Goergen in the light of his “recent and ongoing health issues.” The split is described as amicable with Steve Tinnon (supposedly formerly of Silence The Messenger, etc.) planned to replace him. Within The Ruins will be playing two final shows with Goergen and issued the below statement on that matter:

“Hey everyone, Joe here with some news for you all. Within the Ruins and Tim have decided to part ways due to some recent and ongoing health issues. This is a tough one for all of us, and as saddened as we are to no longer have Tim with us, a new chapter begins. Tim will be passing the torch to our good friend Steve Tinnon and we are extremely excited for the future of this band. We’d like to invite you all to Tim‘s final two shows with us.

April 19th – Brooklyn, NY at Kingsland
April 21st- Worcester, MA at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest

– Tim
Hello my friends, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce my departure from Within The Ruins. I want to be very clear that this split is mutual and I have nothing but love for my brothers and vise versa. I am at a point in my life that won’t allow me to tour anymore, and touring is a huge part of this band. It breaks my heart, but it is what it is. Over the last ten years I have had the absolute privilege/pleasure to tour the world and record 5 amazing releases with the most driven and talented musicians on the fucking planet.

These guys are more than just friends and bandmates, they are my brothers. Through ups and downs, lineup changes, a van flip that nearly killed us, and countless beers/good times we are bonded forever. These experiences, memories, and friends I’ve made along the way are things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I ask that you all continue to support my guys just as you always have while I was in the band.

Thank you to our manager Scott Lee and Entertainment One / Goodfight for always having our backs and keeping our best interest in mind. Thank you to my friends, family, and my woman for supporting me while I lived out my dream. And of course I would like to thank our fans for their undying support and love. You guys kept me pushing forward the whole time.

I want to be clear that I am not done making music, so keep an eye out for projects from me in the future. I am excited for what lies ahead and am ready for this new chapter in my life.

Let’s get fucking crazy one more time!

– Steve Tinnon
I am very excited to announce that I am now singing for Within The Ruins! These guys have been great friends to me and my previous band for nearly a decade, and after two years of no longer touring or being in a band I’ve been given a second chance to do what I love again. I want to thank Tim for giving me his blessing on this moving forward. I’ve got big shoes to fill and I won’t let you down! I’m extremely honored to be part of a group of such talented musicians, and I can’t wait to start this next chapter of the band’s career. See you all soon!

April 19th – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1653635?utm_medium=bks

April 21st- New England Metal and Hardcore festival tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1632374

VIP and General Admission tickets:
https://soundrink.com/#/festival/2018-nemhf“

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Within The Ruins To Part Ways With Frontman Tim Goergen – Replacement Announced

Within The Ruins part ways with vocalist Tim Goergen in the light of his “recent and ongoing health issues.” The split is described as amicable with Steve Tinnon (supposedly formerly of Silence The Messenger, etc.) planned to replace him. Within The Ruins will be playing two final shows with Goergen and issued the below statement on that matter:

“Hey everyone, Joe here with some news for you all. Within the Ruins and Tim have decided to part ways due to some recent and ongoing health issues. This is a tough one for all of us, and as saddened as we are to no longer have Tim with us, a new chapter begins. Tim will be passing the torch to our good friend Steve Tinnon and we are extremely excited for the future of this band. We’d like to invite you all to Tim‘s final two shows with us.

April 19th – Brooklyn, NY at Kingsland
April 21st- Worcester, MA at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest

– Tim
Hello my friends, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce my departure from Within The Ruins. I want to be very clear that this split is mutual and I have nothing but love for my brothers and vise versa. I am at a point in my life that won’t allow me to tour anymore, and touring is a huge part of this band. It breaks my heart, but it is what it is. Over the last ten years I have had the absolute privilege/pleasure to tour the world and record 5 amazing releases with the most driven and talented musicians on the fucking planet.

These guys are more than just friends and bandmates, they are my brothers. Through ups and downs, lineup changes, a van flip that nearly killed us, and countless beers/good times we are bonded forever. These experiences, memories, and friends I’ve made along the way are things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I ask that you all continue to support my guys just as you always have while I was in the band.

Thank you to our manager Scott Lee and Entertainment One / Goodfight for always having our backs and keeping our best interest in mind. Thank you to my friends, family, and my woman for supporting me while I lived out my dream. And of course I would like to thank our fans for their undying support and love. You guys kept me pushing forward the whole time.

I want to be clear that I am not done making music, so keep an eye out for projects from me in the future. I am excited for what lies ahead and am ready for this new chapter in my life.

Let’s get fucking crazy one more time!

– Steve Tinnon
I am very excited to announce that I am now singing for Within The Ruins! These guys have been great friends to me and my previous band for nearly a decade, and after two years of no longer touring or being in a band I’ve been given a second chance to do what I love again. I want to thank Tim for giving me his blessing on this moving forward. I’ve got big shoes to fill and I won’t let you down! I’m extremely honored to be part of a group of such talented musicians, and I can’t wait to start this next chapter of the band’s career. See you all soon!

April 19th – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1653635?utm_medium=bks

April 21st- New England Metal and Hardcore festival tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1632374

VIP and General Admission tickets:
https://soundrink.com/#/festival/2018-nemhf“

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Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Debut New Song “Eagduru” From Upcoming New Split

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard debut a new track from their forthcoming split with Irish doom band Slomatics.

The band commented about the split that: “Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have been big fans of Slomatics for years. We have kind of obdurate tastes when it comes to heavy music so we like bands that fly their own flag and in our opinion Slomatics do just that. After chatting to Dave (Majury) it was pretty clear that both bands had a lot in common and when somebody brought up the idea of a collaboration it was a no brainer. We spent a lot of time discussing the content of this record and didn’t want to do just another split record. Although Split records are great for underground bands like us, we just wanted to make it ‘special’. Kind of an early 70s prog ethic to it. We all enjoyed the whole process and I’m not alone in thinking we’d like to do more collaborations in the future with more collaboration between the 2 bands. That’s if we can find the time.”

Listen to the song below:

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Issues New Apology Statement

As I Lay Dying frontman issues the below statement via the band’s social media, in which he apologizes for his past actions. Lambesis spent two years in prison after he pled guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder. The charge stemmed from Lambesis unknowingly attempting to hire an undercover cop posing as a hitman to murder his now ex-wife, Meggan Lambesis, back in 2013.

States Tim Lambesis:

Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am for the hurt that I have caused. There is no defense for what I did, and I look back on the person I became with as much disdain as many of you likely do.

First, I apologize to my former wife and remarkable children for my appalling actions. There’s not a single day that goes by where I don’t wish I could undo the damage I caused, and out of respect for their wishes I will not discuss anything else about them (now or in the future).

I also ask anyone reading this to promote healing for them by respecting their privacy and defending them from any negativity or anger which should be directed towards me. I was the sole offender and the only one to blame for everything that happened.

To my family, I apologize for the trauma you faced and may still feel. This is an ongoing sentence many of you serve because of me. I am so sorry to my friends who were betrayed by everything I hid from them and all the hardships I caused people who used to work with me. Band mates, road crew, managers, attorneys, agents, label people, and more all had to suffer through many unexpected changes because of my actions.

While they were dealing with the aftermath of my arrest, I responded toward many of them with bitterness that I should have directed toward myself. I know that I can’t undo the animosity I brought their way, but I hope to mend what I can now as time goes on.

To the people who looked up to me as an artist, I let you down in so many ways. I tried to show my best side to the public, while feeding an ugly growing monster behind closed doors. I wrote lyrics about the person I wanted to be rather than the person that I was. I was living a life that lacked empathy and viewed everything through a self-motivated lens.

I cannot say for certain what life looks like going forward as so much is different now and I’m still learning. Music always has and always will be a part of me, and has helped me get through the darkest parts of my journey. However, this apology is not a part of promoting anything. Rumors circulate, and that’s something I’ve learned to accept, but this apology is just that, an apology to everyone around me.

I’ve remained silent to the public since expressing remorse at my sentencing because time seemed like the best way to promote healing. Today marks the first opportunity to freely apologize without any motivation to gain favor from the courts, as I have now completed the entirety of my legal sentence (including the completion of all parole/probation requirements).

Let it be clear that no amount of time served can right my wrongs. I do not feel deserving of a second chance and am not asking for anyone’s trust. The way many people feel about me makes sense, and only time will tell if my future actions line up with my remorse, something I pray for every day. In the last five years, the ripple effect of all my actions has extended further than a written statement can address. Thus, I will continue to apologize in both words and actions moving forward.

Thank you for reading,
Tim”

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