Casket of Cassandra
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Formerly California and now Texas-based outfit Casket Of Cassandra has issued the following announcement about parting ways with two members:
"Due to creative differences and personal circumstances we are sad to announce the departure of long term fill in musicians Isaac Holliday and Quinton Rivera. Their departure comes after almost two years of dedication and hardwork in helping us grow as a band and make an impact in the Texas market.
"Each of these two brought a powerful sound with them on stage and in the practice room, and have certainly each left a mark in their own way on Casket of Cassandra's style and stage performance. Both Isaac and Quinton have great careers ahead of them as they continue to pursue their passions as musicians and we wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.
"Effective immediately we will be hosting open tryouts for a new lead guitarist and bass player. Any interested parties can send an email to casketofcassandra[at]gmail.com for more information.
"We will be moving forward with writing new material and have plans to be on the road again very soon. Thank you to all of our fans for your continued support and we can not wait to see you all again real soon."
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Casket of Cassandra is currently offering three tracks for streaming/download, which can be heard in the player below, and the band also comments:
"Solitaria is now available for FREE download! Along with two other songs that weren't on Embracing the Void. We have a pay option as well all money will be going toward our summer tour and you can put in whatever money you would like! Head over to Bandcamp now to get your limited digital bundle." More...
Casket of Cassandra has checked in with the following update about returning to the live stage after experiencing a car crash back in July:
"On July 23rd 2012 we were up in Washington finishing up our tour a car tried to get into our lane and through us off the road causing us to flip multiple times. Chris, our drummer, barely made it out alive and had brain surgery 2 hours after the accident.
"He recovered in a very short amount of time and all the support from all of you is why we think the recovery was so speedy. We have begun to get him back on drums and we are officially announcing our first show back as a full band. February 9th 2013 at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek, CA. As of now the bands playing with us will be Dennis is Dead, As Artifacts, and A Holy Ghost Revival.
"This show is for all of you who truly believed in Chris's recovery. We are looking to move forward just as strong as before and within the month of December you will continue to hear some upcoming things from us that we are extremely excited to reveal.
"This Thanksgiving we are thankful for our lives and our fans who have stood by us in the worst of times. We are thankful for all the bands who have helped us with pushing through as well as putting together benefit shows for us. We wouldn't be where we are now without everyone. So we hope to see as many of you as possible at our show FEBRUARY 9TH AT RED HOUSE STUDIOS!"
After being involved in a car accident last month, Casket of Cassandra has issued the following update about drummer Chris Campagna's health:
"So just an update on Chris: he got a smaller cast on so he is a lot more mobile now. He got all 85 staples taken out of his head. His wounds are healing pretty fast and clean. His vision in his left eye is still a bit off but is coming back slowly and his voice is slowly coming back too.
"He is still in Seattle's rehabilitation center. They confirmed that he will be coming home on the 15th of this month where he will continue rehab 3 times a week. He will be extremely weak for a while but he will fully recover within 6 months to a year.
"Thank you all so much for all your best wishes! Keep him in your thoughts! As you can tell he already is picking up the drum sticks and wanting to play again!" More...
California's Casket Of Cassandra has issued the following update about the band's condition after being involved in a car accident earlier this week:
"As everyone knows we got in a major car accident on Monday our drummer is still in the ICU in Seattle. He is getting better everyday and we thank you all for the support you've given us.
"We were suppose to be playing Bay Area Metal Fest this Saturday and although we are not able to play we will be there selling merch and supporting the other bands to all of our fans that were planning to go we still want you there and if you say our band name at the door 50% of proceeds go to our drummer Chris and his family!
"Please be there for him and for all the amazing other bands that still deserve your support! Thank you again for everything we have the best fans! Hope to see you all tomorrow!"
For more info on Casket of Cassandra and upcoming benefit shows, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Australia’s own 4Arm, which recently posted a music video online for the song "Raise A Fist," will join the Bay Area Metal Festival in Oakland, California on Saturday July 28th. The following press release was issued:
"This will be the band's first tour outside their home country and what better way to give the US audience their first taste of the band's recently released album 'Submission For Liberty' then to be a part of a festival in the place where 'thrash metal' began!!
"During the 1980s and early 1990s, the Bay Area was home to one of the largest and most influential thrash metal scenes in the world, containing acts like Metallica, Exodus, Death Angel, Vio-lence, Forbidden, Testament and Machine Head. More US shows to be announced by the band in the next few weeks." More...