HIMSA Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Seatle's HIMSA have parted ways with guitarist Matt Wicklund and have replaced him with returning axeman Sammi Curr. Curr, a key member of the band for a number of years through the release of 2003's "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" album, will be back touring with the band on their Dirty Black Summer Tour beginning today in Sacramento, CA.

The Dirty Black Summer Tour featuring HIMSA, THE AGONY SCENE, SCARS OF TOMORROW, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, and THE ESOTERIC, will hit major and secondary markets all across the States, offering a low ticket price alternative to this summer's festivals. Fans can not only expect Curr at these upcoming HIMSA performances, but also a sneak preview of some of the band's brand new material from their upcoming album, "Hail Horror", due out in early October on Prosthetic Records.

"Hail Horror" was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). Artwork is being done by Stephen Kasner (INTEGRITY, TREPHINE). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "I, Possession", "They Speak In Swarms", "Wolf Child", "Seminal", "Calling In Silent", "Sleaze Evil" and "The Destroyer", which has recently been a mainstay at the band's live shows.

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