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Florida act Sledgegrinder announced earlier this week that it had parted ways with the band's bassist and vocalist, and the group has now posted the following message online about calling it quits:
"We have decided that Sledgegrinder will be ending our journey as a band at this point. Mike Longo has also decided that he will be moving into a more serious focus with his new band GraveRot and taking care of his personal life to the fullest!
"And as for me (Brad), I will be putting my full focus into my band The Cunningham Wake and always excited to take on a good opportunity! I will be sharing the stage with our ORIGINAL drummer Danny Day in Cunningham Wake which is a great thing.
"Matt Solka will be around still as well with Ares continuing to kick ass time and time again! We love him and appreciate everything he did with this band.
"Don't forget... We love all you guyz and we appreciate all the support we were given through this great experience that we shared together. If you havent gotten a chance to check out the album we just released please do! KEEP THE METAL ALIVE! In the end, Were all still playing music because we love it and we can't wait to see what the future holds in our different directions...
"...Sledgegrinder signing off, CHEERZ!"
Florida's Sledgegrinder has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's vocalist and bass player:
"Ok... So this is going to be very surprising to most of you and very devistating at the same time... Alex and Nathan have decided that they will not be moving foward with Sledgegrinder at this point... The reasons have nothing to do with conficts or issues between us but just personal reasons on their end regarding personal career goals and family matters.
"Nathan was our original bassist and Alex started the band as an original member as well so this is definetily a set back but they do want to express that they had a hell of a time all 3 1/2 years that they advanced with Sledgegrinder.
"Between the appreciation for our fans, the great times we had with them, the brutal music we wrote together, and the brotherhood that we had (and still do), moving foward without them will not be easy but we will rebuild and make the right decisions on keeping Sledgegrinder alive!!
"These guys will be missed deeply but it's the right move for them to be happy and enjoy the project that they have also put alot of work into, Proletariat Combat Machine. Please continue to support them because they know this will be upseting news but NATE AND ALEX STILL LOVE ALL OF OUR SELDGEGRINDER BROTHERZ AND SISTERZ! BEST OF LUCK FELLA'S!!
"We will be seeking replacements so start getting the word out and help keep this band stay alive moving forward! We need our fans now more than ever!"
Florida's Sledgegrinder, which recently posted a pre-production teaser online for an upcoming album, has now checked in with the following recording update:
"Quick update to all the buddies of Sledgegrinder: we are hittin the studio this week to get guitar tracks wrapped up. Drums and Bass are done. Then more guitar.... vocals... mix master and bone.... and boom. New music coming very very soon!"
You can also check out Sledgegrinder's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Florida's Sledgegrinder has posted a pre-production sample track of material to appear on the band's upcoming new album. Check out the sample below. The band also commented:
"If you haven't heard this yet, get ya dose of what's coming this year! This is a preview of the drums for two songs on our new album (first full length) and we know you will dig it!! Guitars are scratch, drum are live with no mixing. Just get ya pull off this shit."
Dark Harvest Records has posted a new compilation online, which can be streamed in the player below, or downloaded for free by heading over to this location.
The compilation features tracks from Saving October, Loss of Reason, United By Hate, Psilocybe Larvae, Herod, Final Curse, Ares, Blood Tribe, Sledgegrinder, Balor's Eye, and Skrypt.