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Founding Member Dino Cazares Quits Brujeria

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Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has quit BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project he co-founded 16 years ago.

According to Dino, he made the decision to leave the group in order to spend more time working on a new band he recently formed with ex-DIMMU BORGIR/CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Nick Barker. "Sometimes you have too many projects and one always suffers," Dino explained.

Although BRUJERIA's most recent touring lineup included Barker and bassist Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH), neither musician will continue to perform with the group, according to Cazares. It is not presently clear if singer John Lepe (a.k.a. Juan Brujo) — the band's sole remaining member — will attempt to carry on with BRUJERIA using replacement musicians.

Formed in 1989, BRUJERIA released four full-length albums through the Roadrunner label and boasted a revolving lineup of high-profile musicians, including former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould and FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera.

Despite his split with BRUJERIA, Cazares will continue his involvement with ASESINO, the BRUJERIA off-shoot project that also features in its ranks STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos on bass/vocals and SADISTIC INTENT drummer Emilio Marquez.

Dino's as-yet-unnamed collaboration with Barker recently recorded a two-song instrumental demo with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) and is currently seeking a bassist and singer.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Mike Roach writes:

what a blow to the music community...I only wish I was on Prozac to numb the pain.

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2. Manuel Espinoza writes:

It suckswhen this happens but this is how greater bands are created

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3. tony writes:

dino is as hispanic as emenem is black.

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4. Olly writes:

Dino is one of my idols, i just hope he does something like what he did in fear factory. i wish he never left ff, digimortal was such a good album.

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5. David A. Gomez writes:

Sure FF won't be the same without Dino but he'll keep creating blasting riffs with maybe greater inovation and dedication! He is truly an outcast so let's see what does he have to bring to the true Metal scene with Asesino and the other project with prolific drummer Nick Barker.

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6. CHUNKY LOCO writes:

MATANDO HUEDOS! PUTOS. DE TAMPICO,TAMAULIPAS!

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