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Ataraxia

From: Woodcliff Lake, NJ, United States
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Ataraxia Parts Ways With Guitarist Alex Loycano

New Jersey metal band Ataraxia has issued the following message in regards to the departure of their guitarist:

"Guitarist Alex Loycano has parted ways with Ataraxia on friendly terms. We wish Alex the best of luck with anything he chooses to pursue in the future. We are currently looking for a guitarist (or 2) so if you are interested (or you know someone who may be) just shoot us a message!"

Feel free to message the band and check out their music on their Facebook page.

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Ataraxia Parts With Vocalist

Vocalist Brandon Zemel has issued the following announcement about parting ways with New Jersey's Ataraxia:

"Hey everyone, it'd be a lie to say this has been a long time in the making, cause it hasn't at all. It came almost just as much of a surprise to the guys as it did to me, even though I knew a little bit before they did: I'm going to college! Who knew? My entire high school career, I was like 'fuck college, I don't need it,' but eventually I came around. I toyed with the idea of staying in New Jersey, then I looked at University of New Haven in Connecticut for Criminal Justice. I joined the National Guard back in December, but was discharged last month because I couldn't meet the PT standards.

"When I was in the Guard, the plan was that I would ship to Basic and Advanced training from July 12 to the end of November, and the band would use that time to write new material that I would put lyrics to upon my return. The end of the Guard brought that plan to an end. So, I needed a new plan that didn't involve criminal justice, since early discharge from the Guard would almost certainly take me out of the running for any law enforcement job since so many military veterans are going for them. More...

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Ataraxia Posts Live Video of New Lineup Online

New Jersey metal band Ataraxia has posted a live video of their performance at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ on December 27th, 2009. The video features the band's first performance with their new lineup. Watch the video below:

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Ataraxia Parts Ways With Rhythm Guitarist

New Jersey metallers Ataraxia, who recently parted ways with lead guitarist Ryan Pecca, have issued the following statement about parting with their rhythm guitarist Matt Cesari:

"And another one bites the dust... Yesterday we parted ways with Rhythm guitarist Matt Cesari. It was a very amicable split and we look forward to hearing whatever Matt does in the future. Unfortunately Matt just wasn't on board with the direction the band was heading it (more songs like Crawl Through Knives and Burning). So hey if you want to play guitar in our band we have about 7 originals written and some merch, just fill out the form here."

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Ataraxia Parts Ways With Guitarist Ryan Pecca

New Jersey metal band Ataraxia has issued the following update regarding the departure of their guitarist:

"We'd like to take this time to update everyone on a lineup change that Ataraxia is facing at the moment. Due to multiple issues we have faced with him, both musically and band-directionally, Ataraxia will be parting ways with lead guitarist Ryan Pecca."

"That said, Ataraxia will now be accepting applications for tryouts for a new lead guitarist. Anyone interested should fill out this form and send it to us on MySpace or by email at chrisweinstein@cellsite.us" More...

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Stream Ataraxia's Entire New EP Online

New Jersey thrash metal band Ataraxia has posted their entire debut self titled EP on their MySpace page for streaming.

Ataraxia's line up is as follows:

Brandon Zemel - Vocals (ex-Denying The Obvious)
Ryan Pecca - Lead Guitar
Matt Cesari - Guitar
Steve Goldberg - Drums (Erosion Exile, Ferox Canorus)
Chris Weinstein - Bass (ex-Dystrophy)

Ataraxia will be performing at the Championships Bar in Trenton, New Jersey on October 10th.

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Ataraxia Posts New Music Online

New Jersey thrash metal band Ataraxia has posted two new demo songs, entitled "Burning" and "Preachers," on their MySpace page.

Ataraxia's line up is as follows:

Brandon Zemel - Vocals (ex-Denying The Obvious)
Ryan Pecca - Lead Guitar
Matt Cesari - Guitar
Steve Goldberg - Drums (Erosion Exile, Ferox Canorus)
Chris Weinstein - Bass (ex-Dystrophy)

Upcoming Ataraxia shows are as follows:

Sep 12 - Berkeley Heights, NJ, New Jersey @ Wharton Music Center

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