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Sacrificial Line Up Changes

Sacrificial vocalist John Hansen and guitarist Asmus Thomsen have unplugged and left the band. Sacrificial are now looking for a new singer, but it's not decided whether the band will look for a second guitarist or not. Asmus will still be the contact person in Sacrificial, at least for the next months to come. There were several reasons for this decision. Asmus Thomsen explains the reasons:

“1) It's hard for John and I finding time to rehearse properly, be that alone or in the band context. John works every second weekend, which makes extensive touring or liveplaying very hard, and I do have a family to attend. Considering the distance and time required traveling between Ribe and Copenhagen my family will suffer too much - yadiyadiyadiyaaaa

2) Johns voice really needs to be used on a regular basis, and the technical skills are very important when it comes to playing guitar in Sacrificial. As Sacrificial only has rehearsed once every three months for the last year or so - well, the timing and tightness in the band has suffered severely, and we don't want to put on a half-ass show when playing live. I don't even come close to Kræns standard when playing guitar in Sacrificial - I've always been able to keep up live and play a damn good rhythm guitar - but not anymore (for the last year or so).

3) The distance and financial aspects: It's pretty damn expensive traveling from one side of the country to another - this is only a minor reason though, but still pretty important when you have a house and a child.

4) I also feel that my role in Sacrificial has changed. I've become more of a "practical pig" in Sacrificial, dealing with economy, studio, record company, concerts, homepage and so on. I've always liked that, but it's not good for the band if that's the only reason for being a member. I've felt an urge to be more involved in the songwriting process in the last years - but it's pretty hard when the songwriters are situated 300+ km's away - and I'm just not as productive as Kræn and Lukas are. But then again: Now Sacrificial can go back playing really brutal stuff, avoiding any of that sissy, girlie stuff I've contributed with :-)

We're sad that we have to leave the band, it's been a big part of our lives for more than 10 years now. We've been friends throughout all these years and we don't want to ruin that friendship because of frustrations in the band. Now we're looking ahead, and really looking forward to playing some concerts in Anger Fuse - perhaps even warming up for Sacrificial occasionally. Trust me: both parties will benefit for this - Sacrificial can play a lot more live and John and I can concentrate on our own music.”

Source: BW&BK

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