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Onslaught Drummer Steve Grice Quits The Band

Onslaught drummer and founding member Steve Grice has announced that he has quit the band. In a statement released to Blabbermouth.net, Grice stated:

"With great reluctance and sadness, I must announce that I am no longer prepared to fulfill the role of drummer for Onslaught, the band that I helped found in 1983, and which I brought back together in 2005. This has been a very difficult and painful decision to make, and follows a series of events that, in my opinion, have seen the recurrence of old patterns of behavior that fuelled the band's original demise in 1991.

"This culmination of occurrences came to a head when I learned through a third party that the band had booked a series of shows without my knowledge, and with the intention of using another drummer, during a period of time reserved for family commitments. Be very clear — the temporary use of another drummer does not present me with a problem. My issue is with the fact that at no point did anyone from the band let me know that these decisions had been made.

"Again in my opinion, there is a considerable gap between certain parties' view of Onslaught and the truth in terms of album sales and concert attendances. My reality, that of a father of two approaching 50, was simply incompatible with this alternate world view.

"My heartfelt thanks go out to all those I have met in my professional and personal lives over the last six years. Your love and kindness has been appreciated more than you could ever know. I have no immediate plans to remain in the music industry — my focus now returns to my marketing business and my family, who have been a constant source of support through the good times and the bad."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. silvermountains writes:

Sounds like a move he wanted to make. For him growing older, and the fact the band has been setting up shows with a spare drummer really shows that it was a good time for him to leave.. Great drummer though and will be missed if he doesn't return to music. Thanks Steve

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2. ZMA writes:

That sucks. I was looking forward to their new album coming out. It was probably a good thing he left I guess.

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3. R Tenney writes:

I had a tape of these guys in the mid eighties called The Force. It was definitely some good sh**.

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4. Onslaughted writes:

I wish these guys would now consider touring the US.

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5. !! Onslaught Must tour the USA !! writes:

Very sad to see Steve Go!
As a musician/drummer myself for 27 years i know things change and Steve had to make a call i guess.

All i can say is Killing Peace was one of the best Metal albums ever and Sounds Of Violence is right in line!!

They should now hit the USA market and tour hard,we have tons of Onslaught fans/old and new here waiting!

And good luck Steve!Wish i had the chance to meet you.

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