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Warbringer Splits With Guitarist Adam Carroll, Announces Replacement

As Warbringer begins a North American tour supporting Iced Earth and Symphony X this week, it has been revealed that longtime guitarist Adam Carroll has decided to leave the band and last weekend's shows supporting Death Angel were his last.

"To all fans and friends, I, Adam Carroll, have officially quit WARBRINGER. I have financial issues at home that have to be addressed sooner than later. I hope you all can understand and respect my decision. It's been some of the best years of my life and I appreciate all the support you the fans have given us and continue to give. I will forever be part of the WARBRINGER family. Many thanks and until I see the rest of you again, keep the metal alive. Cheers!"

The band enlisted friend Andrew Bennett for the purpose of filling in live for this tour with the hope that he may become a permanent member of the group as he continues his audition process where it matters most-- on the stage and in the van.

Comments Andrew Bennett, "Last month I received a message from the guys, which basically stated that Adam was requesting to step out. As a result, they were searching for a possible replacement who could learn the material in time for the upcoming ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X tour. I jumped at the opportunity and started learning some tracks. Around the beginning of this month I went down and jammed with the guys and the rest is history. I am eternally grateful to my friends in WARBRINGER for giving me the opportunity to play with them and I am very excited about what the future may hold. But, one thing that I would like to make clear is that I don't view myself as Adam's replacement, as much as I view myself as filling the position instead of him. Adam's work with the band and time with them is not something that can be erased and I would just like to make it clear that I respect him greatly. He has left big shoes to fill and I have a lot of work ahead of me if I am going to honor his legacy with the band. I'm looking forward to interacting with, and playing for the fans on the road! It's time to shred!"

Warbringer's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

1/31 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
2/1 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
2/2 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar **headlining off-date**
2/3 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
2/4 - Quebec City, QC - Albert Rousseau
2/5 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
2/6 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
2/9 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
2/10 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
2/11 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
2/12 - Calgary, AB - Flames Central
2/14 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
2/15 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
2/16 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
2/17 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Theater
2/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
2/20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
2/21 - Anaheim, CA - Grove
2/22 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
2/24 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
2/25 - Denver, CO - Summit
2/26 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
2/27 - Dallas, TX - Trees
2/28 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
2/29 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
3/2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
3/3 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
3/4 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
3/5 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
3/6 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
3/7 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
3/8 - Frederick, MD - Café 611 **headlining off-date**
3/9 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
3/10 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
3/11 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
3/12 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft **headlining off-date**
3/13 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
3/14 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
3/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
3/16 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
3/17 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes

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1. Devin writes:

sh**ty, wicked band, wicked player.

# Jan 30, 2012 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. silvermountains writes:

adam was a cool guy, had a beer with him in denver, bummer he has to leave. Hope to see them on this tour, if not Destructions 30th anniversary tour looks like a show ill invest in.

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3. CROMCarl writes:

I'll be asking John Kevill about this tomorrow.

# Jan 30, 2012 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rex_84 writes:

Hmm, some friends and I were just talking about Adam. They're from California, so they're good friends with him. I talked to him quite a few times. He's a cool guy. Andrew is a Facebook friend whom I talk to occasionally. I wish him good luck.

# Jan 31, 2012 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Last time I spoke with Adam he was less than enthuzed to be hitting the road again. Thier schedule is comparable to Clutch in that they're ALLWAYS touring or recording. Can't say I'm too surprised about this development. Sucks though.

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6. OverkillExposure writes:

Remember their 08/09 T-shirt that read "Tour Without End" above upwards of a hundred dates in print so small you could barely read it?

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7. RTB writes:

As much as i like bringer, a break from the road is well deserved..
Good luck to adam

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