Finnish metallers SOULRELIC have parted ways with TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Antza Talala. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:"Sometimes people might come to a conclusion that they no longer can go on in a deeper relationship. Same goes with this rock shit, and due to some personal conflicts within the band, SOULRELIC has decided to go separate ways with the guitarist Antza Talala. We still remain as friends, but we no longer can work together as a band. "Antza's contribution [to] SOULRELIC will never be forgotten, and his work for the band will live forever with our first album 'Love Is A Lie We Both Believed'. Antza will continue his musical career with our friends in TO/DIE/FOR, and we wish him all the best with the future! And such a talent he is, we know his future will be bright. "The new guitarist of SOULRELIC is Timo 'Tinke' Niemistö. He will make his first appearance wearing 'our shirt' in the next gig of SOULRELIC. We hope you all will welcome him with arms open wide and without any comparisons to his predecessor. Together with you, the fans, we hope to make 2006 even better than the previous year." As previously reported, SOULRELIC will release their debut album, "Love is a Lie We Both Believed", in Japan on February 22, 2006 via Marquee Inc. The Japanese version of the CD will include a bonus track — a previously unreleased song called "Tears Are Home". The album, which was released in Finland on the Spinefarm label, was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa, who has previously worked with such acts as H.I.M., SENTENCED, MOONSPELL and THE 69 EYES. SOULRELIC recently completed work on the "Tears of Deceit" video. The clip, which features Markku Peltola and Jutta Valkeinen (singer of the Finnish band PORNORPHANS) in the starring roles, is also included on the DVD that accompanied the December issue of the Finnish music magazine Soundi. "Tears of Deceit" entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 13.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).