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Abscess Officially Calls It Quits After the Departure of Guitarist Clint Bower; Autopsy Returns

California death metal act Abscess, which featured Chris Reifert of Autopsy, has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:

"Greetings, sickos. We need to inform you that Abscess has officially broken up. The reason for this is that Clint Bower has left the band for personal reasons and out of respect to him and to all who have supported us for these 16 years, we have decided to call it a day. Without Clint Bower, there can be no Abscess so we won't even try to cheat anyone with something that is not the real thing. 'Dawn of Inhumanity' has become our final statement and we feel that it is the perfect way to close the Abscess chapter since we must do so. Thanks to all of you who were and still are proud to call yourselves Abscess Freaks!

"The other side of this statement is to announce that Autopsy is officially active again. With the line up of Eric Cutler and Danny Coralles on guitars, Chris Reifert on drums/vocals and Joe Trevisano (formerly Allen) on bass, Autopsy is now the full time focus. Longtime friend and bass destroyer Dan Lilker has performed with Autopsy at Maryland Death Fest VIII and will also do so at the upcoming Party San and Hole in the Sky festivals in August of this year before Joe Trevisano takes over full time on bass. A new Autopsy E.P. and full length album are in the works and will be released on Peaceville records along with an upcoming documentary dvd. Also in the works is a new official Autopsy website, so keep your eyes open for that. Any other Autopsy sites or pages out there are fan sites and not run by the band. Again, thanks to all. All we can do is offer more brutality."

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1. toxicclown writes:

who

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Deathblooms writes:

seriously, who the hell are they. Maybe they'd still be together if people knew that they existed.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Lol, bunch of Mudvayne fans don't know who Chris Reifert is.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Deathblooms writes:

Yea thats a shame, not knowing who a mediocre drummer is.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathfreak writes:

That sucks ass. I never got to see them :/
#4 If you knew anything about death metal you would know who he is.

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Death/Autopsy1984 writes:

finally i can't wait for Autopsy's new album f*** ya!!!

# Jun 2, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. OlafBerzerker writes:

deathbloom. throw on severed survival and try not to light your couch on fire ..... Here i sit surrounded by white aaaaaahhhhhhhrrrrrrr

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. EatMyFuc writes:

That sucks a f***ing d***! Oh well, atleast Chris will have more time for Aw-top-sea!

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 3:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. toxicclown writes:

fyi u hate mudvayn so get that straight

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RTB writes:

This is great news...autopsy reuniting?
Hell ya...
Np " with the volume switch up to 11
Autopsy "charred remains"

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Regur69 writes:

Abcess is a great band..for those who don't even know them, why are you here and why do you even consider yourself metal? Don't get stuck on those mainstream "metal" bands that you know guys..I wish each of their member well as they do their personal endevours and I am looking forward to hear a new album coming from Autopsy yeah!

# Jun 3, 2010 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bradparsons writes:

who?

# Jun 4, 2010 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. EatMyFuc writes:

who my a$$ you stupid kid!
Go f***ing listen to slipknot or whatever the sh** you like and leave real bands for a big boys, ok?

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 2:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RTB writes:

I cant believe people havent heard of autopsy....man the world has gone to sh!t lately....

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Rayze writes:

disrespectful this is! I was groaning thinking of more band news, but it turns out this is not really bad news at all.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 6:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. wtf???? writes:

who r these kids out here????
Wat r they doin here????

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Hammerheart writes:

The return of Autopsy? f*** yeah.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Nekromaniac writes:

These are the type of poseurs who wank off to f***ing modern technical wankery filled death metal and the only old school band they can name is Death... the sad part is Chris f***ing Reifert WAS Death's best drummer too.. LOL

Autopsy for LIFE.
Abscess for LIFE.

Nah f*** it. REIFERT FOR LIFE.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Metal_Angel216 writes:

aww's fvcking sad panda!!! shiiit man I hope they all go and make hella music still they were fvckin amazing. =] I want you guys back.....when's the site effing coming!! I want to c dis shiiit!!!! hell fvcks yeah

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 5:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. wilco writes:

well at least nobody died in the band this time
good news they just quit

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. pHUNK DA sKUNK writes:

"man the world has gone to sh!t lately...."

...lately? lol

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalfan653 writes:

What self respecting death metal fan doesn't know Autopsy?
Can't wait for Autopsy's next album. Hail Autopsy.

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. stacey writes:

good post

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Mat writes:

Not a big deal. Reifert is pretty good but Abscess was never a good band...

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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