San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have parted ways with drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER) and have replaced him with Bostaph's predecessor, Shaun Bannon.
Says vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci, "First, as far as all of the rumors go, yes Paul did have knee surgery. We wanted to wait and see how things would go for Paul and his recovery before we could move forward and comment on the situation.
"Unfortunately, things have been slower than anticipated and collectively we all decided (including Paul) it would be best for us to find a replacement to go forward with business for SYSTEMATIC.
"For every door that closes, another opens. We have been jamming with Mr. Shaun Bannon... Holy shit! Talk about not missing a step! It has been an amazing couple of weeks and we are very proud to have Shaun back in the drummer's seat again. He was well missed!
"Other news.... we'll we got a call to be Dee Snider's backing band at the Arnold Schwarzenneger rally this Sunday, Oct. 5th at the State Capitol the California [to perform the gubernatorial candidate's official campaign anthem, TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It']. We said fuck yeah! I've listened to TWISTED SISTER since I was in 7th grade. I just wish we were doing 'You Can't Stop Rock and Roll'. Should be fun as hell!
"Last... We decided to do a one-off show in a neighboring town of ours. Friday, Oct. 17th @ Pine St. Bar & Grill in Livermore. I hung out with [former SYSTEMATIC bassist] Nick St. Denis a few weeks ago over a few beers and a Niners game and threw out the idea of his new band PRIMATE and us doing a gig together. Nuff' said, its gonna fucking RULE!!!! Also my little bro's band AFTER THE SILENCE locals STARCH and THE VENTING MACHINE will also be jammin'. I can't wait! So be there!!!"