New Jersey-based metallers MUTINY WITHIN have been forced to pull of the upcoming NEVERMORE U.S. tour after recently parting ways with their drummer, Bill Fore.
Commented the band: "We're sorry to say that despite our best efforts, our plans to hit the road with NEVERMORE this month have sadly fallen through.
"As many of you know, we have been looking forward to being a part of this tour and seeing all of our fans again. However, we feel that in order to deliver our best performance every night, our search for a full-time drummer has to take priority. Instead of hitting the road with a temporary member again, we want to take the time to properly audition and rehearse.
"We did have another drummer lined up to accompany us on this tour, but due to a slow visa process, rehearsal time was cut to an unworkable amount.
"MUTINY WITHIN is not a five-piece band and we need to find our sixth member to bring you guys what you deserve.
"We're so sorry to anybody who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, but we cannot tour without a drummer.
"We know people will be upset and we apologize, but know that nobody will be more upset about this than we are. On a positive note, this gives us the time to work on brand new songs, which we've been looking forward to doing for some time.
"If anybody knows a suitable drummer or you are yourself, then please contact us at [email protected]
"We hope you all understand this and will continue to support us."
MUTINY WITHIN recently posted its cover version of the AC/DC classic "Highway To Hell" on the band's MySpace page. The track appears exlusively on Metal Hammer's AC/DC tribute bonus CD which was released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of AC/DC's classic "Back In Black" album. Also available is the song "Images (Live)" from the iTunes special edition of MUTINY WITHIN's self-titled debut CD.
The self-titled debut album from MUTINY WITHIN sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 41 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Mutiny Within" was released on February 23 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida with producer Jason Bieler (SIKTH, SKINDRED, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, NONPOINT) and was mixed by Jeff Rose and Martin "Ginge" Ford of Nott-In-Pill studios in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.
The initial sessions for the CD took place at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with ALL THAT REMAINS, GOD FORBID, TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER, among many others.
MUTINY WITHIN's "Lethean" live video can be viewed below.