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Category Archives: Splits

Delain guitarist Merel Bechtold quits band

Posted by on June 17, 2019

After nearly half a decade with Delain, guitarist Merel Bechtold has decided to part ways with the group. Both Bechtold and the band have admitted it’s a friendly departure as their performance at this year’s Graspop will be her final show with them. While it was a tough decision, Bechtold decided to give herself time […]

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Benediction parts ways with vocalist Dave Hunt

Posted by on May 7, 2019

Benediction have announced vocalist Dave Hunt will leave the band after the group’s scheduled shows in Germany and the Czech Republic this coming July. Hunt joined the group in 1998 and worked on 2001’s Organised Chaos and 2008’s Killing Music. Hunt decided to leave the band due to his commitments to both Anaal Nathrakh and […]

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Aborted parts ways with guitarist Mendel Bij de Leij

Posted by on February 25, 2019

  Aborted guitarist Mendel bij de Leij has announced he has left the band in what appears to be a very amicable split. Bij de Leij joined Aborted in 2012 and had nothing but great things to say about his experience. In a statement the guitarist talked about his shift in focus, and that he […]

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Borknagar announce vocalist “Vintersorg” has left the band

Posted by on February 25, 2019

Borknagar will no longer be fronted by lead vocalist Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund. After nearly twenty years, the man known as “Vintersorg” has left the band citing personal reasons. Bassist Simen “I.C.S. Vortex” Hestnæs will take over vocal duties once again. Hestnæs recorded vocals on The Archaic Course (1998), and Quintessence (2000) before Hedlund took over on […]

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Brian James officially leaves Fallujah

Posted by on January 28, 2019

Brian James has officially announced his departure from the band Fallujah. The guitarist had been playing with the group for five years. Rumors of James’ departure started to swirl following last week’s announcement that the band would be releasing a new album, Undying Light, in March. James did not appear in any of the promotional materials […]

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