FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES Drummer Forced To Sit Out Remainder Of European Tour

Drummer Jeff Gretz of the Long Island post-hardcore act FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES has been forced to sit out the remainder of the band's European tour after breaking two bones in his right foot in an accidental fall. FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES lead singer Francis Mark will take over the drum duties for the group's next two shows before the drummer from UK band FLOOD OF RED, Graham Griffith, completes the tour as a session member beginning with the Paris, France concert.

Gretz is expected to be back in action in six-to-eight weeks.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/fromautumntoashes.

Metal Hammer last year posted a video interview with FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES frontman Francis Mark.

Hammer hung out in the band's dressing room at their London show and got to see the contents of Francis' tour bag (which apparently didn't contain much).

Watch the three-minute clip below.

Formed in 2000, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES became known for their bruising live shows and for deftly marrying melody to the punishing, aggressive hardcore sound. The band released their first album, "Too Bad You're Beautiful", on Ferret in 2001 that went on to sell over 100,000 copies. The band signed to Vagrant in 2003 and released "The Fiction We Live" (over 150,000 sold), followed by "Abandon Your Friends".

FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES' latest album, "Holding a Wolf by the Ears", sold almost 11,000 copies during its first week of release in April 2007 to land at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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