HELL WITHIN's Matt McChesney, who recently joined Daytona Beach, Florida's THE AUTUMN OFFERING as the group's new lead singer, has issued the following statement clarifying his current status in both bands:"I know you guys are sick of hearing the bickering back and forth so let me set the record straight: I'm devoting 100% of my time, for the immediate future, to THE AUTUMN OFFERING. I am not leaving HELL WITHIN. Isaias, Tony, Joe, and Derek, as well as Lifeforce Records, are working hard for the future. As far as THE AUTUMN OFFERING goes, we are writing some great stuff that will be released in the fall. Some great tours are being lined up. The band, as well as Victory Records, are working hard to deliver a monster of a album. You will not be dissapointed. We are scheduled to hit the sudio in July with Jason Suecof. See you all soon!!!" THE AUTUMN OFFERING's sophomore CD, "Embrace the Gutter", was released in May 2006 via Victory. The CD was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (GOD FORBID, TRIVIUM). HELL WITHIN's latest album, "Shadows of Vanity", was released in May on Lifeforce Records. The CD was tracked with longtime producer John Ellis and diligently mixed by Mark Lewis of AudioHammer Studios (TRIVIUM, BURY YOUR DEAD, GOD FORBID). Cover artwork was handled by acclaimed graphic designer and artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD).