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Once Dead

From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Below is our complete Once Dead news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Anger As Art Part Ways With Bassist

Angelo Espino, who has previously played with HIRAX, REVEREND, DISSINTER, UNCLE SLAM, ONCE DEAD, VERMIN and LSN, and many others, has joined OSM recording artists ANGER AS ART.

Commented the band in a statement: "This was a coup for us to get someone of his caliber. We knew that a change was going to happen with Javier [Maruffo]. However, the timetable was moved up very rapidly in March. It came to our attention that Angelo was available and interested, so we made him an offer. Angelo and Dave [Chedrick, drums] played together in what we thought was HIRAX's best lineup — so they have that rhythm section vibe already in place, and it really shows when we play live. We wish Javier the best, and we part as friends and family." More...

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Once Dead To Begin Recording This Weekend

ONCE DEAD, the Christian metal band featuring former members of VENGEANCE RISING, will enter the studio on October 13 to begin recording its debut album, "Visions of Hell", for an early 2008 release.

Commented the band: "Thank you all for your patience. It has been a long and challenging journey getting this thing together, written, and re-written, but the time is finally here!

"This weekend we will begin to unleash the brutality that will be 'Visions of Hell'. We can't tell you how pumped we are to finally get in the studio. More...

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Once Dead Sign With Open Grave Records

ONCE DEAD, the Christian metal band featuring former members of VENGEANCE RISING, has inked a deal with Open Grave Records. The group is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its debut album, "Visions of Hell", tentatively due this summer.

According to a press release, "ONCE DEAD boasts a refreshing dose of old-school thrash metal, combined with a triple guitar assault and a lineup of seasoned musical veterans. All of the members have impressive musical resumes, with high-profile acts under their belts such as DELIVERANCE, FASEDOWN, HIRAX, SIRCLE OF SILENCE, THE BLAMED and THE CRUCIFIED." More...

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Once Dead Parts Ways With Singer

ONCE DEAD, the Christian metal band featuring former members of VENGEANCE RISING and HIRAX guitarist Glenn Rogers, has issued the following update:

"We are very sorry to announce that our dear friend and bandmate Scott Waters will no longer be the frontman for ONCE DEAD. Scott is an exceptionally talented and amazing vocalist; and one of the best people I have ever worked with. His attitude has always been positive, and his willingness to sacrifice so much of his time for the benefit of the band has been incredible. He has placed so much time and effort into ONCE DEAD that without a doubt the band will never be the same. The issues with a long-distance working relationship have simply become too burdensome to overcome. The associated expenses with flying Scott back and forth and keeping him here on an extended basis have become cost-prohibitive. We will miss Scott dearly and we are very sad that we have come to this crossroad. We thank Scott for all of his time and effort, and we wish him all the best. He will be greatly missed by all of us in the band. Understanding that many ONCE DEAD fans are also Scott Waters fans, we apologize to you as well. We understand your frustration and disappointment. More...

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Ex-Hirax Guitarist Glenn Rogers Joins Once Dead

Glenn Rogers has announced that he has joined Once Dead which features the former members of Vengeance Rising. They are currently working on songs for their upcomming CD. The message on the band's official site reads:

"Glenn as most of you know was one of the original founding members of Vengeance, and had written many of the songs with us prior to Roger Martinez, Larry Farkas and Glen Mancaruso joining the group. Glenn left our group to join Deliverance, and then later joined Hirax."

"The addition of Glenn offers us an incredibly talented guitarist, an awesome song writer, as well as a longtime friend. We are very excited about Glenn joining us and we look forward to working with him on the upcoming album, but that will be on another thread."

Once Dead is working on their debut album and are in the process of writing the new material, recording demos, choosing a studio, producer etc. Once Dead are also booking shows for this coming summer. Contact them ASAP at dthieme@adelphia.net if you are interested in booking Once Dead.

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