Sylosis Drummer Departs, Replacement Tapped

Rob Callard

Sylosis drummer Rob Callard has stepped down after nine years with the band, according to the following statement: “I have had some of the most memorable experiences of my life,” says Callard. “Sylosis has some of the most dedicated and awesome fans and I am honored to have played a part in music that is […]

Mark Hunter Kills Chimaira


That’s it. One man does not a band make, so Chimaira’s vocalist Mark Hunter has decided to throw in the towel. “After fifteen full-blown ass-ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira,” he writes. “Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form. “Everyone involved with […]

Chimaira Now Just Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter

And then, there was one. Following yesterday’s departure of guitarist Emil Werstler, the rest of Chimaira has seemingly bailed on Mark Hunter, leaving the frontman solo. Guitarist Matt Szlachta, keyboardist and vocalist Sean Zatorsky, bassist Jeremy Creamer and drummer Austin D’Amond issued the following collective statement to today: “In light of recent news, the […]

Emil Werstler Leaves Chimaira


Guitarist Emil Werstler has decided to leave Chimaira after three years with the band. Emil is best known for his gypsy jazz-infused guitar playing with Levi/Werstler and Dååth. He issued the following statement: “My time in Chimaira has, unfortunately, come to an end. It is time for me to move on as I continue to […]

As Blood Runs Black Runs Dry

As Blood Runs Black

The band is done. Kaput. Over. Gone the way of the Dodo. Out like trout. Finished. Deader than Dio. That’s one less band making shitty deathcore, if you ask me. Yes, folks — As Blood Runs Black runs no more. Despite finishing a new record earlier this year, the band won’t be making music any […]

Anvil Part With Bassist


That band Anvil, who I am convinced people only say they like, can’t keep a bassist. The Canadian metal act have parted ways with Sal Italiano and have replaced him with Chris Robertson. That means the band’s back to being entirely Canadian, which I guess was important. Sal joined the band as the replacement for […]

Arsonists Get All The Girls Bassist Quits

Arsonists Get All The Girls

Arsonists Get All The Girls have parted ways with bassist Kyle Stacher. The band has yet to announce the parting, but Stacher’s silence was broken online this week. “I’ve decided to take off my stinky touring shoes and get back to tattooing full time. Tour was fun, but this is where I would rather direct […]

Suffokate Drop Off Tour After Losing Two Members


This band Suffokate just needs to break up already, and stop finding new members. I feel like every other month, this band loses a member. This month, they’ve lost two members. Band guitarist Jason Graff and bassist Ivan Munguia have bounced, forcing Suffokate to drop off their current tour early. The band’s released the following […]

King Diamond Bassist Fired

Hal talks to a babe

If you have kids, the following statement may make you a tad bit jealous: I slept until noon today. I obviously needed the rest, but while I was snoozing, word of bassist Hal Patino’s firing came down. Hal used to be with King Diamond. Now, he’s not. Why? A statement from King Diamond cites “reasons […]

Voivod Parts Ways With Bassist


This is weak sauce to the umpteenth power. Voivod have released the following statement regarding bassist Jean-Yves Theriault’s latest departure: “It saddens us to announce that Voivod will no longer be performing live with Blacky. Jean-Yves has decided to leave the band for his own personal reasons. We wish him all the best. Voivod will […]