DORETERNA Part Ways With Drummer, Guitarist

London-based death/black metallers DORETERNA, who are signed to CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus' SixSixSix Records, have parted ways with founding members Father Almeida (drums) and LordStormblast (guitar). The two Portuguese natives announced their intentions to leave the band within a few days of each other, citing "personal and/or musical differences" as their reasons for the split.

The group, who are due to release their debut album, "Provenience", in the spring of 2006, were one of the first acts to be signed to SixSixSix Records, whose roster includes BLOODY MARY and DRACONIAN ORDER.

Commented frontman Akatechon: 'Obviously, this is a bit of a shock, but not exactly unusual in the world of metal, I've always been a complete c*nt to work with, but I had hoped they were men enough to take the pace. I guess the pressure of recording and then rerecording the album has taken its toll and when push to came to shove, they weren't ready to give it 100%.

"How does this affect us in terms of release? Shockingly enough, very little. The album will be out as we have planned, and we'll be out on the road with new members straight after. F*ck it. I don't have the time or inclination to wallow in self pity like some weak-minded fool...although I might feel differently I wasn't so heavily sedated right now.

"Point is, the songs and DORETERNA itself is greater than any one person and who knows, I could get run over by a bus tomorrow and that would be just one extra wanted ad."

The band, who are completed by Zimbabwean bassist Klunk, have announced their desire for prospective replacements to contact them via or [email protected] Guitarists and drummers should be ideally London-based, at a professional level in their playing, image and attitude and "expecting a trip to rehab by 2007."


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