NewsJuly 23, 2010 6:20 PM ET5,416 views

Annotations Of An Autopsy replaces members

British death metal band Annotations Of An Autopsy has announced the departures of guitarist Sam Dawkins and drummer Brad Merry. The group explains: "Sam decided to leave after the [North America] tour to follow home life with is girlfriend and loved ones, his heart wasnt into touring anymore so he made the decision to leave, we left on good terms and we wish that ugly prick the best of luck. We parted ways with Brad recently do to a number of reasons, the main one being distance as he lived over 100 miles away from the rest of us and it made it very difficult for us to rehurse, that coupled with disagreements with certain band members made make the decision to part ways with him, He is currently looking for a new band within the London area and trying to go further with his MMA. You can reach him on his Facebook if youre intrested in him drumming for you, just search Brad Merry." Their respective spots have been taken by former AOAA member Don Jones and new member Neil Hayward. The band adds, "Don is a guy who we've been playing in local bands with since we were all 14, for those of you who arent farmiliar with his name, he played on our Welcome To Sludgy City EP, The reason don hasnt been with the band any longer than the EP was other commitments stopping him from touring, but now we finally have him and it's great to be working with him again, His first show with us will be Ieperfest!... We met Neil a few years ago through playing some shows together, he's a great guy, likes skulls n that, metal n things. So please welcome him in! His first show will be at Ieperfest." Meanwhile, Annotations Of An Autopsy has begun writing material for their next album: "So we've now started writing our next CD. We've been listening to all the feedback you guys have given us and have taken it all onboard for this next CD; we don't really wanna do the usual 'OMG this is gonna be the heaviest CD ever, so heavy that Lambgoat will hate us,' but it's definitely going to be our angriest sounding release to date. There will be mixes of both the EP/Throne CD sound with the sound of Reign of Darkness thrown in with new elements our new members bring. It's all about the groove."

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