Vocalist Chris Barnes of Florida death metallers SIX FEET UNDER has issued the following update:
"To the loyal fans of SIX FEET UNDER, our longtime friends and bandmates Terry Butler (bass) and Greg Gall (drums) have decided to move on and depart from SIX FEET UNDER [as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET yesterday]. Steve Swanson (guitar) and myself are grateful for all the fun times we've shared together through the years, and wish them the best of luck in their musical endeavors.
"Just to fill you all in, Steve and myself are very excited about the future of SIX FEET UNDER, and I have been working hard on writing the new SIX FEET UNDER material for the past four months with a new writing partner.
"I will make this guarantee and promise to all the fans of SIX FEET UNDER: the new lineup will be a death metal force to be dealt with, with the long-awaited addition of a brutal-as-fuck drummer and riffs that will rip your face off, vocals ala 1993-1995...
"Thank you all for your continued support and devotion, see you soon!"
Butler released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding his departure from SIX FEET UNDER:
"I would just like to put it out there that Greg Gall [drums] and I have parted ways with SIX FEET UNDER.
"As many of you know, I have been helping OBITUARY out on bass over the past year and now will be officially joining them as a permanent band member.
"Being in SIX FEET UNDER for 16 years, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of our dedicated fans and have made many friends along the way. I hope to see you out there!
"I wish nothing but the best for Chris Barnes [vocals] and Steve Swanson [guitar] in their future with SIX FEET UNDER."
SIX FEET UNDER's "Wake The Night! Live In Germany" DVD will be released on January 31 in Europe (three days earlier in Germany) and February 1 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The set consists footage of the band's August 8, 2009 performance at the Party.San Open Air festival in Bad Berka, Germany. The gig was filmed by Roax Films with nine cameras and recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, picture size 16:9 — best entertainment guaranteed!
The "Victim Of The Paranoid" performance from the DVD can be viewed below.
To make the purchase even more attractive, the initial European pressing includes the digipak version of the latest SIX FEET UNDER covers album, "Graveyard Classics III". The DVD is being released on mid-price and the bonus CD does not cost a penny extra! This release and the attached price strategy is a big thank you from Barnes and his gang to all their loyal fans.