Guitarist Ralph Santolla (DEATH, ICED EARTH, SEBASTIAN BACH) has posed the following message on his web site:

"First off, the big news — I'm going on tour with DEICIDE. I'll be with them on their North American tour starting at the end of May. Jack Owen [CANNIBAL CORPSE, ADRIFT] has been a close friend for years, and he called yesterday to ask if I wanted in. After talking to Glen Benton and hearing what they were offering, there was no way I could turn it down. I've been friends with the Hoffmans for years, so whatever goes on between the two sides is nothing to do with me. I like everybody. I will also be doing South America, and hopefully play on the new record and do Europe. So this first tour means I will miss some of the festivals with SEBASTIAN BACH in June. This is very difficult for me, as everybody in that band and crew is a close friend, with the exception of Metal Mike, and that's just a matter of time, 'cause he's hella cool. I wanted to get Baz's OK, and make sure they were covered first, and that worked out. I'll be replaced at the June festivals by Johnny 'Chromatic' Lenaerts. He is the lead singer in my other band, STARE, and an amazing guitarist. And a freak. I will still be doing the other festivals later in the summer with Baz and working on his new record."


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