German metal/hardcore act DEADSOIL has issued the following update:
"It's been a while since the last news update here from the DEADSOIL front, but we have been anything else but lazy! We played tons of shows, wrote new songs and rehearsed like crazy!
"Well, some of you might have heard the rumors that Christan Bass decided to leave the band, and yes, it's true! For us as well as for him, it wasn't an easy decision but we all have to move on with our visions and future plans. We wish him all the best in his future! And for all the gleefully people out there, we are sorry... No trouble, no hard feelings nothing for you to bitch about!
"Christian's spot will be filled by Hartmut Stoof, former drummer of metal band SYMBIONTIC. He already helped us out on several shows aswell as on the tour we did together with ILLDISPOSED in 2006. We are glad to have such an effective and motivated replacement!
"In the meantime, we are focusing on writing more new material for our upcoming release for spring 2008. Check out our shows and come out to mosh! Check us out on Ieper Fest on August 24 in Belgium. It's our first official show with Hartmut on drums!"
Christan Bass has issued the following statement regarding his decision to leave DEADSOIL:
"Yes, the rumors have been true and i will play my final DEADSOIL show this Sunday [August 19] at the Essen Original Festival in Essen together with HATESPHERE, DEW-SCENTED, JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE, VOLBEAT and more. Surely this decision wasn't easy but I felt that I have to move on and start to work on some music that I have in mind for a long time. I am sorry, but there is no bad blood and no 'shit-talking'! All I can do is to wish the guys all the best for the upcoming time...
"Check out and add my new band WHITE EYES at www.myspace.com/whiteeyesgrind (we will have a video and three demo tracks online soon!) and get in touch.
"Thanks to everyone I met during the last 5 years in DEADSOIL and I gonna meet soon with WHITE EYES!"
DEADSOIL's latest album, "Sacrifice", was released in May 2006 via Lifeforce Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Venom Divine" was recorded in January 2006 at Principal Studios (CALIBAN, WATERDOWN) in Senden by Vincent Sorg, was mixed by KATAKLYSM's Jean-Francois Dagenais and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, Tenafly, NJ.