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Periphery part ways with bass player


Periphery report on Facebook that they have parted ways with bass player Tom Murphy. About his departure from the band, he writes: "I have had so many unforgettable experiences and have met so many wonderful people while playing with the band and just want to say thank you to all the fans for making that possible. I am leaving to pursue something new." Adam 'Nolly' Getgood from Red Seas Fire will fill in for all upcoming shows.

Read the announcement on Facebook.

Means End: guitar sheets available, looking for guitarist


Sweden-based Means End have uploaded the guitar sheets and tabs of their recently released EP to Mediafire. They are available in Guitar Pro 5 format. The band have also announced that they are looking for another guitarist to complete their line-up.

Vildhjarta recruit new vocalist


Vildhjarta have seemingly recruited a new member by the name of Vilhelm Bladin. The list of band members on their Facebook page was recently modified, with vocalist Robert Luciani being removed and Vilhelm Bladin being added, which seems to indicate that he is the band's new vocalist alongside Daniel 'Mynd' Ädel.

Vilhelm Bladin is also a member of death metal band Iscaroth, with whom he can be heard on the band's Myspace page.

This news comes shortly after the announcement that Vildhjarta's debut album is completed and has been sent to Jens Bogren for mastering. This seems to imply that the album was recorded with Vilhelm. Robert was recently announced as the vocalist of Means End, a collaboration with Rasmus Hemse, Leonard Östlund and Uneven Structure drummer Christian Schreil.

Vildhjarta will be performing at this year's edition of Euroblast Festival alongside Mnemic, Textures, TesseracT, and many others, which will take place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd.

View the member listing on the band's Facebook page.

TesseracT rumoured to have new vocalist (updated)


Following an intimate show in Milton Keynes, UK tonight, rumours are spreading about vocalist Dan Tompkins having left TesseracT. Several people who were present at the show claim that the band performed with an American vocalist, whom according to some is Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane, Of Man Not Of Machine). The news has not been confirmed through any official channels.

UPDATE: A live footage video of Elliot Coleman singing with Tesseract in Milton Keynes has surfaced on YouTube. Watch it below.

UPDATE 2: Dan Tompkins has supposedly left TesseracT because he has been offered to join a pop band. An official statement from the band should be out sometime in the coming week.

Circle of Contempt parts ways with vocalist


Circle of Contempt have announced on the band's Facebook page that their lead singer Riku Haavisto has decided to leave the band. They also write "We are not breaking up. Riku as well as CoC will be releasing new music in the near future." The band is planning to tour Europe this Fall. The tour dates have not been announced yet.

Read the announcement on Facebook.

Beyond The Dust part ways with vocalist


Beyond The Dust have announced on their Facebook Page that one of the vocalists Jed has left the band.

They wrote: "Dear all. We are sad and really affected to announce that Beyond The Dust will part ways with singer 'JED'.
That was the most difficult decision we had to take so far.Lot of awesome moments spent together. We will never forget all that have been made with him during all this time. The show will go on with 'HELL OF A RIDE' his second musical involvement.
We wish him all the best and success he deserve in HOAR. BTD

A pre-production teaser from their upcoming material was posted earlier.

Read the announcement on Facebook.

Varekai part ways with vocalist, looking for replacement


Varekai have announced on their Facebook page that they have parted ways on good terms with one of their two vocalists, Isaiah Gardea. They are now looking for a replacement in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Interested parties are invited to message the band on Facebook. A track titled 'Rodeo Dr Baby' was posted in February.

Varekai's Facebook page

Friend For A Foe part ways with drummer


Drummer Jason Novalis of Friend For A Foe has announced on the band's Facebook page that he has decided to leave the band. He writes: "This was a tough, yet easy decision. I will not regret moving here to become part of this band, neither will I regret leaving. There have been great friendships spawned as a result of working with these wonderful musicians, as well as those that came with me being in a new location altogether[...]". A 4-minute teaser for their upcoming debut EP, titled 'The Sky And The Fall' was released earlier.

Read the whole announcement on Facebook.

Carthage recruit new vocalist


Carthage, Tre Watson's band, have recruited a new vocalist by the name of Eric Hendricks, after amicably splitting with Chris Bonner. Bonner is continuing to work with his other band. Carthage are currently recording an EP, and are working on getting ready to play shows and possibly tour in 2011.

Carthage on Myspace

CiliCe recruit new vocalist


CiLiCe report on their Facebook and Myspace pages that they have a complete lineup again. Vocalist Daniël De Jongh left the band in March this year to join Textures. CiliCe have now recruited Bryan Ramage to replace him. They have also announced that a new version of their song 'Left / Right Hemisphere' featuring Bryan will be available on Myspace and Facebook next Tuesday. An accompanying video will follow on Thursday. A picture of the new lineup can be viewed below.

Read the announcement on Facebook.
Read the announcement on Myspace.

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