CHRIS BARNES Quits TORTURE KILLER

Legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has officially parted ways with the Finish death metal band TORTURE KILLER, who took their name from a SIX FEET UNDER song back when they were a SFU and OBITUARY cover band.

"I am no longer involved with, or a member of, the band TORTURE KILLER," says Barnes in a statement. "The split is mutual; it was just time for me to move forward. I wish the band well in all future plans and musical endeavors."

TORTURE KILLER has scheduled a string of Europen tour dates featuring Juri Sallinen on vocals. "Sallinen appeared on our 2005 split 7" (Woodcut Records) and has helped us doing random live shows in our home country since 2004 so for us things are like they've been for years now and together we've molded into a properly working live band which we now want to represent to audiences," the group said in a statement.

TORTURE KILLER, BATTALION and REDRUM INC tour dates:

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March 21 - Berlin, DE - K17
March 24 - Amsterdam, NL – The Cave
March 25 - Köln, DE - Underground
March 27 - Wien, AT - Viper Room
March 29 - Esslingen, DE - Komma

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