Over the weekend, we ran with news from a source on the Death To All tour that Massacre’s drummer had quit after the band had been dropped by its agent and manager, and yanked from the upcoming European version of the trek.
The story also claimed that band was not going to finish out DTA, after a member — Rick Rozz — slammed the tour’s organizer. In an email to GSA, he claimed the band dropped its lawyer and manager, and pulled out of the Euro jaunt.
Well, in a rare move, I pulled the story down because I was basically asked politely by one of the members of Massacre to do so, and rather than put up with that headache, I agreed reluctantly.
Well, looks like our source wasn’t all wrong.
While Massacre retains it’s drummer, their bassist and vocalist have both bailed.
A press release claims the band, “due to several factors…will not be taking part” in the Euro DTA run, and has been forced to drop off DTA.
They have since decided to disband entirely.
In leaving, bassist Terry Butler states:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Massacre. I wish Ed, [drummer] Mikey [Mazzonetto] and [guitarist] Rick [Rozz] the best of luck with their future endeavors. I would like to thank the awesome fans for their support and loyalty and to those who labored to help bring the band back from beyond. Thank you as well….Arrivederci!”
Adds Ed Webb:
“After much thought and consideration it is with deep regret that I announce my departure from Massacre. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one. The last four years have had its share of both unbelievable times as well as some times I wish to forget. I want to thank all of the Massacre fans, those who accepted me as the new vocalist as well as those who didn’t. You guys gave me the desire to work harder than I ever had in the past. I also had the privilege to play some of the most incredible shows, do some killer tours and meet a lot of great people along the way. At this point, I am going to just concentrate on my two main projects [Generichrist and Destined To Ruin] as well as a few other projects I am working on. I want to endlessly thank Terry, Rick and Mikey for the opportunity to record an absolutely crushing CD and get to tour around the world with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I hope to see everyone in the future and thanks for letting me do what I live to do!”
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