ANNIHILATOR Frontman: I Am Not Leaving The Band
ANNIHILATOR frontman Dave Padden has rejected speculation that he may be leaving the band as a result of his involvement with SILENT STRAIN, a side-project he recently formed with MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Eftemie Gabriel.
Padden posted the following message earlier today on ANNIHILATOR's official forum: "Just a quick note on this: I was reading Blabbermouth and someone asked if I was still in ANNIHILATOR. Not to worry, kids. I'm still very much in ANNIHILATOR. This is another project for me to do a different kind of metal that isn't as fitting for ANNIHILATOR. And thanks to anyone who stops by. I hope you like it and thanks to Jeff [Waters, ANNIHILATOR mainman] for being ultra-cool about it. He's been very supportive and that means a lot to me."
In addition to Padden and Eftemie Gabriel, SILENT STRAIN features Cory McBain (guitar), Igor Chiefot (drums) and Rick Struve (bass). The band is said to be "a must for every MACHINE HEAD, AT THE GATES and (early!) MESHUGGAH fan." Three recently recorded demo songs — "All Hell", "My Fault" and "Means of Control" — have been uploaded to the band's MySpace.com account.
To comment on a
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
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 appear 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.
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).