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Eden's Curse Recruits New Drummer John Clelland

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Eden's Curse is disappointed to announce the departure of Pete Newdeck. The band issued the following statement:

"Pete has been the drummer of the group since it's formation in 2006 and has been a key member of the writing team during those eight years together. However he announced to the band just before Christmas that it was his intention to leave the group due to personal and family commitments as well as wishing to concentrate on Tainted Nation, whom he fronts as their vocalist, and his activities as the drummer for UK AOR act Newman."

Bassist and founding member Paul Logue comments, "We are extremely disappointed to lose such a talent as Pete, but fully understand his reasons for moving on. We are very proud of what he has built with Tainted Nation and in particular for stepping out from behind the kit with such consummate ease. Without question we will all remain great friends with Pete and wish him and Tainted Nation nothing but the greatest of success for the future ahead."

Pete himself adds: "This was a difficult decision to make, yet one that was made easier due to the compassion, understanding and support I was shown by the other guys in Eden's Curse. It's basically a case of having an array of commitments, some personal and some musical, that I felt I had to prioritize. I am sure the band will not see this as a setback and I wish them the continued success they deserve and to build on the acclaimed album we just released.

The bond between both parties is further demonstrated by Eden's Curse announcing that Tainted Nation will fill the support role on several of up and coming shows during the "Symphony Of Sin UK Tour" in May.

It is with great pleasure that Eden's Curse also announces that Scotsman John Clelland (Code Of Silence) as the bands new Drummer.

Hailing from Edinburgh, John has been working with bassist Paul Logue on several album productions over the past few years, most notably the "Dark Skies Over Babylon" album by Code Of Silence.

Paul states: "John and I have worked together for a few years on various musical projects, especially the Code Of Silence album that I wrote and produced. I always found him a pleasure to work with. He is extremely methodical and approaches things in a very studious and professional manner. You always know when working with John that you will get absolute quality back in abundance and not just your run of the mill typical drum parts either - they are typically well thought out, crafted and executed with great precision. He is a great player and an even better person and when Pete told me that he was leaving there was only one choice in my mind. It was just a case of convincing the rest of the band what I already knew and that John would fit the ethos on what Eden's Curse stands for today."

John himself beamed: "I'm honoured and delighted to be the new drummer in Eden's Curse and to be part of the team. I'm really excited about touring the UK with the guys in May and working on new EC material in the future. I've been told how great the Eden's Curse fans are and I'm looking forward to meeting them all. I think you will be impressed by the set of songs that the guys have selected for the bands first headline tour. I'm looking forward to forming an all Scottish solid rhythm section!"

Catch the band live:

19/05/14 - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
20/05/14 - The Railway, Bolton
21/05/14 - Snooty Fox, Wakefield
22/05/14 - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
23/05/14 - Yardbirds, Grimsby
24/05/14 - Static, Swansea
25/05/14 - Underworld, London

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