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Severed Part Ways with Guitarist, Seek Replacement

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New York death metallers, Severed, issue the following update, regarding the departure of guitarist Chris Carten, on their Myspace page:

"Well, after finally bringing SEVERED to a new level we are going to have to part ways with a good friend of ours and long time solider of this band, Chris Carten. We wanna take our time to thank Chris Carten for being our good friend and for being a great addition to this band. We sincerely wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are choosing to keep his departure under wraps for the time being, but as you all know SEVERED must continue "

"This is where we need all the help we can get. We are officially starting our search for a new Permanent Lead Guitar Player. keywords being PERMANENT and LEAD. We would very much appreciate all the help we can get on this one and we know the few who really care about the success of this band WILL help spread the word. Without further rambling here is our ad that you can repost for us if you feel that tingly feeling in your pants when you hear our songs."

"SEVERED is looking for a permanent lead guitarist - If you are a talented guitarist looking to join a metal band on the verge of success you might be the right fit for Severed."

"Minimum requirements:"

"Lead guitar player. (must be able to solo and enhance our already written songs)"

"No other major band commitments. (no full time bands)"

"Live in the New York City area, preferably but not limited too, Queens or Brooklyn."

"Be able to play our songs and solos, accurately and with feeling and presence."

"Have a job that does not interfere with playing weekend shows and weekday night time practices. (Preferably Monday and Thursday, 8pm to 10pm)."

"Be able to write music and be willing to compromise and contribute."

"Have sufficient equipment to play shows (head and cab) or the ability to get one before joining."

"Have transportation or the ability to get yourself places (i.e., get on a train or bus and not cry about it), we have a van for equipment."

"Be able to contribute to band funds, for example contributing money to gas for shows, band merchandise, recording, monthly rehearsal space, etc."

"No drugs! You can drink and smoke on your own time (after sets and practice) but when your with us it is business. But no hard drugs!"

"Not necessarily required but it would be preferable if you can do back up singing/screaming, or gang vocals."

"Have a good head on your shoulders, and a good work ethic."

"Be willing to take the band on full time and go on tour because it will happen sooner than later."

"Please be over 18, preferably 21, so we don't have conflicts."

"To all who are interested we have free samples for download on Severedband.com or Myspace.com/Severed, If you do not fit this description but know anyone who might, we would very much appreciate you spreading the word in the name of good METAL."

"Thank you,
SEVERED"

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