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Ratt Bassist Quits

Yes, folks -- Ratt are still active. But now, they are active with one less member. Robbie Crane, who had been the band’s bassist since 1997, just upped and quit recently. During an appearance last week on the "Headbangers At 11" show on…

Epica Bassist Quits

Whenever I image someone leaving a symphonic metal band, I imagine them doing it real bitchy like. Almost like, “So, guys...it’s been real. I’m fucking out, y’all.” I’m sure that’s not how Bassist Yves Huts left Dutch female-fronted…

Animals As Leaders Lose Drummer

Animals As Leaders have a new drummer, following the departure of a dude whose name I defy you to try and pronounce. His teachers must have hated having him in class. Navene Koperweis has left Animals As Leaders. Why? Tell us, Navene:…

Dude Leaves Mediocre Metal Band For God

David Fefolt, the singer for some mediocre metal band called Firewolfe, has bailed on his compadres for God. Fefolt left the band to pursue a career in Christian music. Good luck there, chief. “I wrote some Christian lyrics in Angels of…

Arsis Release Demo Track From New LP

Yes, folks -- it’s true. Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal dudes Arsis have released a new demo track from their new album, which should be ready for release in late 2012/early 2013. At the end of this post, listen to a pre-production…

Suffocation’s Former Drummer Talks About Departure

The dudes over at SickDrummerMagazine.com snagged an interview with former Suffocation drummer Mike Smith, who spoke candidly about his recent departure from one of the best bands ever. “The decision was pretty much inevitable,” Smith…

Six Feet Under Name Forthcoming Record

And it’s so underwhelming, I almost don’t want to tell you what it is. Six Feet Under are looking to release their new album in May. Honestly, it’s just so boring...I can’t. The album will be Six Feet Under’s first studio release with…

Arch Enemy Part Ways With Amott

That's Chris Amott, to be more clear. Yes, Arch Enemy announced today they have parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott in an amicable split. Amott, brother of Michael, was a member of the band from 1996 to 2005 and again between 2007…

Close Your Eyes Frontman Bounces

Close Your Eyes have confirmed oodles of speculation singer Shane Raymond made like a tree and fucking left the band. “Recently, there have been many rumors and assumptions about us due to our cancellation of the Symptoms & Cures tour,”…

The Haunted Launch Singer Search

It's true. Peter Dolving’s out of The Haunted. Instead of hanging things up, the band have decided to carry on, launching a new singer search. Serious applicants should send their submissions -- including two songs from The Haunted back…

Straight Line Stitch Get New Lineup

Uh-huh. For a while there, Straight Line Stitch was hanging by a thread. I think they were down to two members at one point, after losing 20 members or something like that. Straight Line Stitch’s new lineup recently made their live debut at…

The Haunted Lose Frontman Peter Dolving

Why am I not surprised? Vocalist Peter Dolving has announced through his Facebook page that he has left the Swedish metal band The Haunted. It's cool. They haven't put out a decent record in ten years. "I am officially quitting The…

Suffocation Confirm Split With Drummer

Yes, it’s true. Fucking sucks, man. New York death metal vets Suffocation have confirmed their slit with drummer Mike Smith. Smith has been replaced by Dave Culross, who actually played drums on Suffocation’s Despise The Sun EP. I wonder…