THE RED CHORD Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have parted ways with drummer John Longstreth (ex-ORIGIN, SKINLESS). "To avoid any complications, we'll stick with the simple 'stylistic differences' explanation, because it's more accurate than any other," the band writes in an online posting. "I'd like to believe we're all still on good terms. We do, however, have to cancel our upcoming shows.

"There are a few people filling in and helping out in the meantime to aid in finalizing new material while we find a new permanent member. A big special thanks to our original drummer, Mike Justain, for helping us out the last few days."

Parties interested in trying out can send sample recordings of their playing via audio or video format to the Blackmarket Activities address below or e-mail the band at [email protected] All applicants are asked that they should be fully confident they can play the older THE RED CHORD material. Serious inquiries only!

Blackmarket Activities
re: The Red Chord/Drummer
23 Rand Street
Revere, MA 02151

As previously reported, THE RED CHORD are scheduled to enter Planet Z studios in Hadley, MA on November 1 with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording their sophomore full-length album, "Clients". The follow-up to 2002's "Fused Together in Revolving Doors" (Robotic Empire) will be recorded over a three-week period and is scheduled for release next spring via Metal Blade/Blackmarket Activities Records.


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