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Quo Vadis Parts Ways With Three Members

Canadian death metal band Quo Vadis have parted ways with their vocalist, drummer, and bass player. The band issued the following statement on their MySpace page:

The reason of this press release is to inform you that vocalist Stéphane Paré is leaving the band along with drummer Yanic Bercier and bassist Dominic ‘’Forest’’ Lapointe.

'As of today, July 13th, we are officially leaving the band for various reasons. As for the shows that are already booked, we are still going to perform as agreed, on a professional basis.'

This decision is the hardest for drummer Yanic Bercier as he has been in the band since day one, 15 years ago. As for vocalist Stéphane Paré, he was in the band for more than 5 1/2 years.

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zMETALlica's avatar

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1. zMETALlica writes:

damn this sucks! i would have loved to see them live next time they came around on a tour. hopefully the remaining members find replacements. I don't nkow how much that would help as a founding member left.

# Jul 13, 2008 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Angry_Mob_Justice writes:

You can't be serious! While i've always been impressed with Yanic's immense drumming, the bassist Dominic was my favorite part of the band. The stuff he played was amazing and as a whole, quo vadis is one of my favorite bands. To be honest zMetaLlica, i'm not sure if i even want Quo Vadis to continue on. If only one member left, it wouldn't be too big of a deal but now that three members are leaving, i'm afraid they might change their sound entirely.

If they are capable of putting out the same quality stuff they have in the past, then i'm all for it. My biggest fear probably is that they might do what other bands do that are past their prime and put out a release that ruins their reputation (ie. Cryptopsy). I'll still give their new stuff a listen though if they plan on finding new members.

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

There should be some law that if two or more members of a band leave then a name change and sound change must take place.

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

Well that depends - Death was always Death with Chuck aboard you know. Quo Vadis's drummer was sick, the Canadians have it down when it comes to the sticks!

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 1:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

I suppose maybe a few ("few" being the opperative word) can be made.

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BoltThrower writes:

On The Shores Of Ithaka is one of the best metal songs ever.

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 8:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. lancelot writes:

WHY!!??

# Jul 15, 2008 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. theotherkyle writes:

Did anyone actually find the source of this story? I have yet to see anything about it except for here.

# Jul 17, 2008 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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