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Sanctity Part Ways With Frontman and Bassist and Announce Replacements

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North Carolina thrashers SANCTITY have issued the following update:

"Yes, the rumors are true, Jared [MacEachern; vocals, rhythm guitar] and Derek [Anderson, bass] have left SANCTITY for personal reasons. Originally we were planning to announce the addition of Brian Stephenson (ex-ANNIHILATOR) on guitar during the SONATA ARCTICA tour, but things have changed in the last two months. Jared just had a beautiful baby girl in December and decided that being a good father was the most important thing and SANCTITY agrees. During this time Derek had a situation at home and came to a mutual decision to leave SANCTITY as well."

"Despite having two members leave, SANCTITY continues instead of flaking out and dropping off a tour we were obligated to. Brian stepped up as our new vocalist and we have hometown friends Zach Jordan and Scott Smith (both in ABOVE THE MEANS) filling in on guitar and bass respectively."

"Perseverance is nothing new to SANCTITY, we've dealt with everything from gear being stolen, being stranded in Wisconsin, bus accidents and now this."

"Once SANCTITY is back home we'll be deciding on a permanent lineup, but we're having a blast tearing it up in Canada with SONATA ARCTICA, braving this crazy -55 degree weather."

SANCTITY supporting SONATA ARCTICA (remaining dates):

Feb. 11 - The Warehouse, Calgary, Canada
Feb. 13 - Plaza Club, Vancouver, Canada
Feb. 14 - El Corazón, Seattle, WA
Feb. 15 - The Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
Feb. 16 - The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA
Feb. 18 - Slim's, San Fransisco, CA
Feb. 19 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. thrasher89 writes:

damn i reall enjoyed his vocals too...

i dont know how they could replace him

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2. Hellbound83 writes:

sh**! I really hope they get new singer thats just as good (though no names come to mind).

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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

fuk this band..and fuk jared (VOCALS)..i saw them open for BLS on st patricks day 2007 in charlotte nc and that kilt wearing fag spit on me..i hope to meet him in the streets one day..!! I HOPE THIS BAND NEVER FINDS ANOTHER SINGER/GUITARIST...DEATH TO SANCTITY AS A BAND!!

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4. rogue writes:

props to Sanctity for having the balls to continue.... it's the music that drives the songs, not necessarily the singer and Sanctity are as metal as they come! They are a great live band and the musicianship is tight. Can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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