Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have parted ways with rhythm guitarist and founding member Luke Graham.
Says Graham: “After 10 years with GAMA BOMB, I've decided to call it a day. Many thanks to my best mates in the band for all the good times and mad shit we got up to round the world. Who would've thought 'Project I love Nuclear Assault' would have taken us so far?
"Raised pints and positive gestures to all the great folk I've gotten to work with, the good friends I've made and of course I have to thank the fans for making it all possible, mad bastards every last one. Up the hoods."
With Graham's departure, John Roche of Irish hardcore outfit SLAVE ZERO will be taking up rhythm guitar duties as GAMA BOMB's newest member. Roche worked with the band as a touring guitarist last year when Domo Dixon sustained a ligament injury.
Says GAMA BOMB singer Philly Byrne: "Luke's departure has been one of the toughest things ever to happen to us as a band, but we're all proud of what we've achieved in the last 10 years, will always be best friends and have Luke's support and that's what matters. We're really lucky to be starting a new chapter with John, who's an amazing dude and a massive talent. John's pitching in on tracks for our new album right now and it feels like a natural fit. The best is still to come."
GAMA BOMB, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer, is currently working on its fourth LP for a 2012 release.
GAMA BOMB decided to break the mold in 2009 when it released its new album, "Tales From The Grave In Space", online as a free download. Following many requests from fans for a physical release, "Tales From The Grave In Space" was made available on CD and vinyl in January 2010.
"Tales From The Grave In Space" was released on limited-edition vinyl in black (only 700 made) and ultra-limited edition green (only 300 made), as well as on CD. The limited edition CD version of the album also comes with an exclusive bonus EP, titled "Half Cut", which includes five new, extra tracks.