Urizen Parts With Drummer Julio Escamilla

Texas band Urizen just issued the following statement online about parting ways with the group’s drummer:

“Friends, it is with sadness that we announce that we are parting ways with our long-time brother, drummer, and co-founding Urizen member Julio Escamilla. We have reached a point where our lives are leading us in different directions, and it is no longer possible for Julio to continue on with the band.

“We are parting on good terms, and there are no words to express the value that Julio has brought to this project with his skills as a drummer, his friendship, and his commitment to furthering the UriCause throughout the years. Be on the lookout for his insanely fast feet to show up in new and exciting musical projects very soon!

“We would also like to announce that we will be joined on all upcoming endeavors by our good buddy Nolan McCormick, who filled in behind the kit for Julio during our 25-date tour with Psychostick and Downtown Brown this past spring. Nolan brings his own set of killer skills to the table, and we’re looking forward to continuing to rock with him as we barrel down this crazy robo-filled path we’re on!

“We’ve got lots of fun stuff to share with you all soon, but for now, please join us in thanking Julio for everything he’s done for this band since we first jammed on Dimmu Borgir covers with him all those years ago! Never stop a-rockin’, dudes and dudettes!”

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Xendra Posts New Music Video For “Sombra En La Pared”

A new music video is now available for “Sombra en la pared” (“Shadow on the Wall”) from Colombian outfit Xendra. Check it out below. Xendra consists of:

– Julio Cesar Osorio (Tres de Corazon, ex-Desertor): Vocals / Guitar
– Jerónimo Alvarez (Cromlech, ex-Shadowlit Mind, ex-Detriktuss): Guitar
– Diego Villa (Wishmasters, ex-Terra sur): Bass
– Juan Pablo Valencia (Morwen , ex-Sabactani): Drums

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Broken Hope Issues Status Update On Injured Fan Julio Serrano

At a recent Broken Hope show with Deicide, a fan was attacked by a concert-goer with a box cutter.

The injured fan, Julio Serrano, had his throat slashed during the band’s set and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Numerous media outlets reported on the status of Julio, and Broken Hope can now issue an accurate update on the progress of the most hardcore of fans!

Right after the incident happened, Broken Hope rushed Julio Serrano a special care package in the hopes that the gifts would brighten his spirits. Julio responded recently with an update that he received the package and he is doing much better now.

Broken Hope: “Broken Hope sent a special BH care-package to Julio Serrano – we wanted to lift Jullio’s spirits and let him know we genuinely support and care about him. If this photo says anything, Julio Serrano is doing much better! Cheers and the best of health to you, Julio!”

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