Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, Gael Barthelemy – drums, Sean Baxter – bass/vocals)," Malone said in a statement. "To say that it has been a pleasure to work with these dedicated and talented musicians would be an extreme understatement. It's been an honor and my appreciation has no end. And though I know that they will succeed to their fullest potential, it is regrettable that circumstances dictate that things must end now. Any fan of metal will know to follow and support anything that they do in the future.

"The [group's] final show [took place] on Friday, August 20, 2004 at the Masquerade in Tampa. The decision was made prior to the performance, but not officially announced until now as to exhaust all possible options and alternatives."

DIABOLIC's fourth full-length album, "Infinity Through Purification", was released late last year through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album was recorded with the Grammy award-winning producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MACABRE) at the Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas.

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