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Jag Panzer Announces Plans To Disband After Departure Of Guitarist

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After more than three decades of delivering heavy metal to the masses, Jag Panzer has officially decided to call it quits.

"We are proud of every album we released and the support we've received from the heavy metal community," states guitarist and founder Mark Briody. " We've played so many places around the world and enjoyed every minute of it but the time has come where we just cannot move forward as a band."

Guitarist Christian Lasegue left the band last month to pursue his degree full time. "Christian did an amazing job on The Scourge of the Light and it was a pleasure working with him," continues Briody. "We wished Christian well but kept this quiet until we found a replacement."

Drummer Rikard Stjernquist says, "Several guitar players applied for the job. It was a pleasant surprise to see so many young guitarists with advanced chops. One player, 19 year old Jake Dreyer, submitted videos of him nailing solos from both Chris Broderick and Christian Lasegue. We were ready to welcome Jake into the band but unfortunately that will not happen. There is no doubt in any of our minds that Jake will go on to be a household name in his own right."

Bassist John Tetley adds a final statement: "In closing, we'd like to send out a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to metal fans throughout the world. You all rule!"

You can also find Jag Panzer's video clip for the song "Burn," which debuted online back in March, by heading over to this location.

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1. KMADD writes:

That's a bummer.

# Jul 25, 2011 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZMA writes:

That sucks. This band is mad good. Too bad I just listened to them for the first time after hearing about this. I'd sad at that. At least I have a lot of albums to listen to.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CorpusUpir writes:

This sucks the big one... such a killer band such a shame to see them go.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Vox Monster writes:

Scourge of the Light was my Favorite album by them. I guess they are going out on top. It sucks cause I was eagerly anticipating the next release.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

aw this sucks.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Im going to miss hearing this bands talent........what a shame.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

shame i love the band
but if you think about it they have been trying so hard to make it and stil missed the boat
while other bands moved on to greatness

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