STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have sent out the following update in their official newsletter:

"A bit of a glitch resulted in the booking of a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour simultaneous to a FEAR FACTORY tour [FEAR FACTORY and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD share bassist Byron Stroud — Ed.]. Therefore, some emergency measures had to be taken. After July 14 there will be a substitute bass player — Jon Miller from the band DEVILDRIVER. This knowledge was a quite sudden and there has been very little time for preparation. They will have to rehearse on the road before having to go live with material completely new to him. It is a lot of pressure. For this reason two headlining dates [July 24 at Domino Room in Bend, OR and August 1 at Lo-Fi Café in Salt Lake City, UT] will be cancelled."

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are currently touring North America as part of the Sounds of the Underground tour (also featuring LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, CHIMAIRA and CLUTCH, among many others). The band are continuing to support their latest album, "Alien", which was released in late March via Century Media Records.


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