Beastmilk is no more.
The band has ditched its name after parting ways with guitarist and co-founding member Johan “Goatspeed” Snell.
Now, the remaining members of Beastmilk will carry on as Grave Pleasures.
Says the band in a statement:
“We ask you to understand that both sides did absolutely everything they could to make things work, but were unable to find a way to continue together.
“We all wish Johan the very best, but the show must go on.
“Given these circumstances, Beastmilk will continue to forge ahead, but will assume the new identity of Grave Pleasures. The band is on atomic fire, with a new album and new members in our ranks.
“We look forward to seeing you at all of the shows, where we will play your favorite Beastmilk tracks, alongside brand new material from the forthcoming album. Along with the name change, new live/studio guitarist Juho Vanhanen (Oranssi Pazuzu) has joined the band, while guitarist Snell departs the ranks.
“Juho V. is welcomed into Grave Pleasures by frontman Kvohst, bassist Arino and guitarist Linnéa Olsson (The Oath), who joined the band earlier in 2014.
“The band can also reveal that they will be signing a major label deal and that they will go into the studio in May with producer Tom Dalgety, with the album set for release in September, followed by a European tour.”
A major label deal? That’s it, folks. It is over.
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