8 FOOT SATIVA Part Ways With Singer, Drummer

West Auckland, New Zealand-based metal band 8 FOOT SATIVA have parted ways with drummer Sam Sheppard and his brother/vocalist Matt Sheppard due to "irreconcilable differences." The Sheppard brothers will carry on with their SINATE project, for which they are currently seeking a bassist.

8 FOOT SATIVA's 2002 debut album, "Hate Made Me", has been certified gold (over 7,500 units sold) in New Zealand, with the follow-up effort, "Season for Assault", having entered the national album charts at No. 6, fast approaching gold. The band have supported DISTURBED, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOULFLY and METALLICA.

"Seasons for Assault" was released in Europe last September through the Swedish label Black Mark Records.

(Thanks: LostMessiah / Cacophony, 98.5 RDU)


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