Southern California death metallers DEEDS OF FLESH have parted ways with founding member Jacoby Kingston (bass, vocals). Taking his place in the group will be Erlend Caspersen from Norway.Jacoby has issued the following statement on the matter: "To begin, I want to express my gratitude to all of the DEEDS OF FLESH fans and friends out there who have supported me throughout my 14-year tenure as bassist/vocalist for the band. It makes me sad to know that I won't see a lot of you whom I have come to know so well. As for myself, I can no longer live the life of a traveling musician; therefore, I am giving up my position in the band to someone who can put 100% into it and keep the music going strong. I will continue to support the band and help out in any way I can. I still love death metal and all things dark and that will not change. This was a hard decision, but it is for the betterment of DEEDS. It would not be fair to my band mates to not put full effort into the music. "Erland will do a kick-ass job in my place. Many of you have seen him play with VILE on the European and U.S. tours in 2006. The guy is a freakin' machine. He will play on the new album and will tour with the band. He is a great guy and I am glad someone like him will replace me." DEEDS OF FLESH previously announced that they are working on a new CD that will be "over-the-top technical and will include a re-recorded version of 'Infecting Them With Falsehood' from 'Inbreeding the Anthropophagi'." The band plans to start recording in April for a summer release. Tour plans are in the works for summer/fall. DEEDS OF FLESH's latest album, "Crown of Souls", was released in 2005 via Unique Leader Records.
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