San Francisco Bay Area "melodic hardcore death metal" band ALL SHALL PERISH have parted ways with guitarist Caysen Russo "due to differences," according to a posting on the group's web site. "We would like to thank him for the time he has spent with us and wish him the best. All shows will go on as scheduled."
In other news, ALL SHALL PERISH have been forced to drop off of the upcoming New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in order to embark on a month-long North American tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT, MARTYR AD and LOVE IS RED. An official statement from the band reads as follows:
"Sorry to all who were coming to see us at NEMHCF, we apologize but the mastermind behind the best fest ever, Scott Lee, will have us on there next year and we wont miss next time!! The guys in AGNOSTIC FRONT are letting us jump on their tour with MARTYR AD and LOVE IS RED and this is just too incredible an opportunity to pass up...we will see all our fans on the East Coast and Canada very soon." Confirmed dates for the trek are as follows:
Apr. 13 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
Apr. 14 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Apr. 15 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr. 16 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Apr. 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Apr. 20 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Apr. 22 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Apr. 29 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
May 4 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
May 7 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
More dates will be announced soon.
ALL SHALL PERISH will also be doing a string of their own dates on the East Coast before hopping on tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT. Those dates are as follows:
Apr. 2 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre (w/ ASESINO)
Apr. 3 - Las Vegas, NV @ La Posta De Acapulco
Apr. 7 - Toledo, OH @ The underground
Apr. 9 - Montreal, QUE @ Medley (w/ KREATOR, VADER, THE AUTUMN OFFERING)
Apr. 10 - Toronta, ONT @ The Opera House (w/ KREATOR, VADER, THE AUTUMN OFFERING)
Apr. 12 - Baltimore, MD @ SideBar
ALL SHALL PERISH's debut album, "Hate. Malice. Revenge", was just re-released with a bonus video in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records. A U.S./Canadian release is expected on April 19.