Having just returned from its annual European sojourn, Sarasota's national hardcore forefathers Pro-Pain celebrate 20 years in existence during 2011.
It’s releasing a career retrospective (“Twenty Years of Hardcore”) that will include four new tracks, re-recorded classics, a Czech concert DVD plus various other live footage along with the unique perspective of fan-filmed videos, too.
Look for it Aug. 30 via major online and brick-and-mortar outlets.
Tyler said that after 12 years, it’s “time for a change,” and it’ll become CBA in a couple months.
No word on whether that’ll occur in time for its GABBAfest (Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association festival) appearance Sept. 17 in Macon, Ga.
Sarasota drummer/percussionist extraordinaire GJ Gosman (ex-Neurotica, The Cherry Bombs) is living the rock-star lifestyle these days.
After an audition, he was tapped, so to speak, as the official drum technician for the national act All That Remains on tour with numerous big-name bands (Hollywood Undead, KoRn, Rob Zombie and others).
While setting up and testing the drum equipment before each show, Gosman gets to unleash his own drumming chops in front of massive crowds all around the U.S. and also updates the daily exploits via his Facebook page.
Parrish Holmes, previous frontman for Palmetto metallists The Stand, is moving away, so the four-year-old group needs a new vocalist.
Guitarist Chaz McKell communicated that, “No one is mad at each other or anything, no fights or even arguments. It is just what is best for him and we support and respect his decision. We just hope to be able to find someone to fill his shoes.”
Hopefuls must have lyric- and songwriting abilities along with “availability and drive” to learn the present material.
Hit up McKell at email@example.com.
Bradenton reggae groove-dudes Bootleg ceased existence in May— just before it was to leave on a tour.
Vocalist Mark Pelham sought a more stable financial existence (than original bands provide), and without a singer, Bootleg couldn’t continue.
Bassist Robyn Tingen says it’s possible they could reunite intermittently, but he’s moving on to a new “reggae/rock/dub” project he’ll call White Ave. Stay tuned.
Misreported here a couple weeks back, hardcore vets Dis’Engage are NOT seeking drummer.
Turns out, stick-man Charlie Cramblitt thought his work schedule was permanently changing, so bassist/initiator Michael Smith posted a want-ad. A couple days later, Cramblitt’s schedule reverted, leaving the band's lineup intact: Cramblitt, Smith, Dolly D (vocals) and Ian Galinas (guitar).
See its re-debut at Rocktoberfest, Oct. 29-30 in Port Charlotte.
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