Long-running Australian heavy metal band PEGAZUS has issued the following update:"We have an important announcement to make, as vocalist Rob Thompson is now no longer in PEGAZUS. Due to some unfortunate and ongoing personal issues for Rob over these past few years, it has been difficult for him to meet the demands of the band, therefore he decided to quit the band back in early April. "We understand his difficult situation and it is one that needs a lot of time, so for his and the band's benefit we felt compelled to let him get on with the healing of his life without all the pressures required of being in a band like PEGAZUS. "We trust everything works out for Rob and wish him all the very best. He has been a great friend and band mate...as we did have many good times rockin' out over the years. "While the band has still been rehearsing and working hard on the songs for the new album. The past two months has also given us the necessary time to clearly think and reflect on where PEGAZUS has been in the past and where we are now heading into the future. "Over the past month we have been in talks with a possible replacement on lead vocals for the band and although nothing is confirmed just yet, at this point it is all looking very positive. Without giving anything away right now, we're pretty sure the PEGAZUS fans are going to be very excited as soon as we are able to announce and confirm just who the new vocalist will possibly be." In other news, Poland's Metal Mind Productions will reissue three albums from PEGAZUS on July 7 in Europe and August 5 in North America (via MVD): "Wings of Destiny" (1998), "Breaking The Chains" (1999) and "The Headless Horseman" (2002). Each limited-edition digipack title (limited to 2,000 copies) will contain "rare and hard-to-find" bonus tracks along with extended booklets and liner notes and will be made available on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology. For more information, go to this location.
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