MISERY INDEX have announced the permanent addition of second guitarist Bruce Greig (DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP) and drummer Matt Byers to the group's lineup following the departures of Mike Harrison and Kevin Talley, respectively. Harrison reportedly left the group on amicable terms last spring due to his dislike for the touring lifestyle and a shift in personal priorities, while Talley is said to have retired from playing grind and death metal to focus on a more rock-oriented project in the band GRAYSON MANOR. Look for Mike to continue playing a supporting role for the band in the future, as well as to release his own studio solo recordings, which will reportedly follow a MISERY INDEX-meets-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD direction.MISERY INDEX's newest addition, drummer Matt Byers, is a student of Kevin Talley and Derek Roddy, and was pounding the skins on the band's most recent tour. The group's first release with the revamped lineup will be a split 7"/CD with Arizona's STRUCTURE OF LIES, due out this winter.
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