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51 Wrecking Crew

From: Swindon , United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete 51 Wrecking Crew 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.

51 Wrecking Crew Splits With Drummer

British southern rockers 51 Wrecking Crew have posted the following message online:

"So just when we thought things couldnt get any worse..

"We've had to say goodbye to our drummer Jon, for various reason, i guess if your close to the band you'll find out why. If not, then i cant really be bothered to explain.

"SO!...... 51WC will be on hiatus while we work all this shit out... and try to start again..



"Fordy + Tom"

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51 Wrecking Crew Parts Ways With Frontman

British southern metallers, 51 Wrecking Crew has announced that they will be parting ways with lead singer Jason "Riggs" Rigby. A statement from bassist 4D is as follows:

"So its nearly 2am... nursing a hangover and heavy heart.

"The last few months we've had our fair share of highs and lows, we've been put through the grinder for too long. But this time we didnt see it coming...

"If you havent heard allready, 51WC has parted ways with singer Jason Rigby (Riggs) due to conflicts between the band, his personal life and his work life. We wish him all the best in his future projects.

"Tom Norris with me taking over singing duties! We will be looking to recruit a second guitarist soon, so if you interested, contact us.

"SO! In the traditional 51WC style, we WILL prevail, we WILL continue to record the new ep and we WILL be playing live again soon.

"Wish us luck..

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51 Wrecking Crew Post New Songs Online

Southern rockers 51 Wrecking Crew have uploaded three new songs from thei debut EP "Long Hard Ride" on their Myspace page.

You can check out the songs "Long Hard Ride", "Hellbrawlin'" and "Raise Your Hands" at that location.

The CD marks a step forward for the band who are also vying for a spot at the UK's prestigious Bloodstock festival.

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51 Wrecking Crew Finish Recording

British southern metal band 51 Wrecking Crew have posted the following message via their Myspace account:

"Thats right kids, its done.. and nearly ready for you all to get your greasy little mits all on it..

Its been emotional..

BIG thanks to Craig Daws (Ventflow Bass Player) for recording us! Anyone else who is looking into getting recorded should check with him!

CD will be out asap!"

The band have also announced that a clip from these recordings will be posted on their myspace. tonight at 10PM (GMT).

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51 Wrecking Crew Return To Recording

After a short break, British southern metallers 51 Wrecking Crew have posted the following message via their myspace account:

"This weekend The 51WC will be recording the final stages of the Cd...

From the depths of they're pop/scene/hardcore proof bunker in a undisclosed location it will be completed..

This is going to be chaos.."

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51 Wrecking Crew Recording Debut CD

The following message has been posted by 51 Wrecking Crew's bassist via their Myspace:

"Hey guys and gals...

just a quick update, recording is back on track
and sounding pretty good.. we'll be done before christmas
so get your stockings ready!


The band have only been playing for a few months but have already gained a cult like following and fanbase in the Swindon metal scene.

The band features bassist 4D (ex-Prometheus) and guitarist/vocalist Tom Norris (ex-Kilians Red)

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Kilians Red Disband

Promising young Swindon (England) metal band have announced their end. This comes as a huge blow to the Swindon metal scene as Kilians Red were a strong part and influenced many bands in the area with an inspiring subtle way of keeping metal live in a town where metalcore, emo, screamo and hardcore are the main flavours.

Kilians Red seemed to be doing really well for themselves until bassist Joe Bishop departed at the end of June and vocalist Tom Norris also left the group, just over a month ago. Though Kilians Red announced they'd be looking for another bassist and singer, guitarist Dan Carter followed suit and left join Morbid Remains. Founding/ ending members Jon Jones and Alex Mason have not issued a statement regarding the end of the bandor what they plan to do next but more likely than not, they will surface together in a new outfit.

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Kilians Red Singer Parts Ways With The Band

It has recently been confirmed that Kilians Red singer Tom Norris has left the band. No explanation has been issued yet as to why but some believe that his other band, 51 Wrecking Crew, is a big factor. There has also been rumours of tension between him and the rest of the band though nothing has been confirmed just yet.

The following message was posted via their Myspace:

"Kilians Red have parted ways with vocalist Tom Norris, we send our best wishes to Tom and his new band the 51 wrecking crew. The rest of us remain together playing heavy fucking metal!!! The future is not clear but there will be a new line-up or project on the way.

Unfortunatly we've had to cancel our forthcoming tour. We would like to thank everyone for the large amount of support we have recieved over the last few years, we've come from nothing to what we are now thanks to your support! We've had a great time and hope you enjoyed us to. Keep posted to the Kilians page for any news, it will be on here as soon as our direction is clear.

Thanks from the Kilians camp Jon, Alex & Dan"

This comes as another blow to the band after their bassist Joe Bishop departed a few months ago.

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Ventflow Take Back Their Territory

August the 3rd may well have been the most important and highly anticipated night all year for Swindon metalheads as two of the areas biggest and best bands returned and a much hyped band performed their first gig together as well as a visit from the best Welsh band since Budgie. And not one band disapointed. More...

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