Category Archives: Splits

King Diamond parts ways with bassist Hal Patino, battle of words ensues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Many musicians have come in and out of King Diamond’s band. However, bassist Hal Patino’s departure from the group has caused its fair share of drama in a rather short amount of time. Just a few months away from his long overdue return to the States, King Diamond announced Saturday that Patino was no longer […]

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Rob Dukes is both bummed and grateful about the last nine years with Exodus

Posted by on June 9, 2014

This past weekend, Exodus revealed they had not only parted ways with singer Rob Dukes, but were also reuniting with Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza. Guitarist Gary Holt described the decision as a “very difficult choice” for the whole band to make, but now we’ve heard from Dukes himself. Dukes decided to speak up to Blabbermouth, explaining how despite being […]

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Exodus part ways with Rob Dukes, reunite with Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza

Posted by on June 8, 2014

Exodus may be in the middle of recording a new album (while guitarist Gary Holt also continues to fill in for Slayer). However, that hasn’t stop that Bay Area thrash legends from undergoing a major lineup change. More specifically, Exodus has announced that they’ve not only parted ways with singer Rob Dukes, but have also […]

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Jim Root fired from Stone Sour

Posted by on May 17, 2014

While guitarist Jim Root is known primarily as the guitarist of Slipknot, he actually joined Stone Sour four years prior to Slipknot. And while he  sat out Stone Sour shows earlier this year to write the next Slipknot album, it looks like he’s been let go from the former band. Here’s what SS’s Facebook page had […]

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Warbringer to continue on, says guitarist

Posted by on May 15, 2014

When we heard from Warbringer earlier this week, things weren’t looking particularly good for the California thrash quintet. They’d lost 40% of their lineup after drummer Carlos Cruz and founding guitarist John Laux left the band, and frontman John Kevill suggested that the band might call if quits. It seemed a bit like Kevill might […]

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