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Former Born Of Osiris Guitarist Jason Richardson Lashes Out At Ex-Bandmates

Now former Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson has taken to the web to give his side of the story regarding his recent departure from the band. You can read his statement below:

“Just to clarify to everyone I did NOT quit Born of Osiris, I would have never been able to bring myself to do such a thing no matter how much tension was between us. All of those dudes were essentially my family, I lived in the same house as them for over 2 years. This was by no means at all my decision(not that I was involved in the decision in any way shape or form lol). I have been fired from the band because I, “don’t agree with the way they want to live their lives” and “it felt like their dad was in the band.”

So instead of confronting me about my eeeendless bitching about their excessive drinking and assorted drug abuse they decided that calling me at 130 in the morning 4 days before christmas while I’m home visiting family to tell me that all of my belongings from the new BOO house were in my trailer on the way to me in VA was the professional way to handle it. So i can say with pride that I will NEVER play another note on stage with the group of cowards that is Born of Osiris.

I don’t give a fuck what they think of me for putting their personal stuff out there, I want everyone to see them for who they really are. Im just happy the truth finally came out and now I know what truly matters to them and it is NOT putting out albums like The Discovery.

On another note I will continuing the rest of my musical endeavors with Chelsea Grin, as we are already really great friends and with the recent loss of their guitar player we were able to make the best out of two very shitty situations.

I will be involved with the writing process of their next release which is supposed to be dropped before warped tour this summer. You guys heard how much a higher place sucked and what came after it, so get ready for some of the sickest CG you’ve ever heard!”

As stated above, Richardson has since joined Chelsea Grin.

All That Remains Post New Album Writing Footage, Dispel Summer Festival Rumors

All That Remains have posted some footage from their ongoing writing sessions for their next album below. In addition to that band frontman Phil Labonte has dispelled any summer festival rumors with the following update:

“ATR has NOT confirmed what we’ll be doing in the summer. Rumors of summer tours are just that, RUMORS. ATR is not confirmed for ANYTHING. Stay tuned.”

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire Announce March U.S. Dates

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire have booked a series of shows for March. Here’s where you can catch them:

03/13 El Paso, TX – La Casa Sam
03/14 San Antonio, TX – 1011
03/15 Austin, TX – TBA
03/16 Arlington, TX – THE RANCH bar & grill
03/17 Dallas, TX – Queen City Hall
03/23 Omaha,NE – West Wing
03/24 Dekalb, IL – 7th St. Space
03/25 Jackson, MI – Bird Alley
03/26 New York City, NY – Lit Lounge (feat. Sea Of Bones)
03/27 Queens, NY – HillTap Tavern (feat. Sea Of Bones)
03/28 Boston, MA – O’Briens Pub (feat. Sea Of Bones)
03/30 Columbus, OH – The Summit
03/31 Peoria, IL – The Brass Rail
03/01 Kansas City, MO – Asshole Castle

Car Bomb vocalist Michael Dafferner‘s touring documentary “Why You Do This” has been posted for streaming in full online below. The film chronicles the bands experiences touring and features interviews with the likes of Lamb Of God, Gojira and more. Further details, as well as DVD’s of the documentary can be found over at www.whyyoudothis.com.

Born Of Osiris Part Ways With Guitarist Jason Richardson

Born Of Osiris have parted ways with guitarist Jason Richardson — who recently joined Chelsea Grin. The band have released two statements regarding his departure via their Facebook, you can read them both below:

“To all of our fans and followers, we have decided to part ways with guitarist Jason Richardson. This was something that just needed to happen. We will be a more creative, energized, and focused unit as a result. The past year was the band’s most successful and we owe it all to our amazing fans. We promise everyone that 2012 will see us take further steps to bringing every aspect of our band to a new level.

We couldn’t possibly be more excited for what the future holds. Also, since the finishing touches were put on The Discovery we’ve already been in the process of writing our next album. The past month and next two we will be home writing and finalizing the record that will be released this summer/fall.

Big news coming soon regarding our summer touring schedule, we can’t wait to see all of you again soon with some new music to play for you! We will TEMPORARILY be accepting video submissions for the spot at BOOlessons@yahoo.com.”

The second statement can be found below:

“No reason to tear Jason down for this. He Joined Chelsea Grin after he found out about us moving on without him. WE still love Jason and the rest of the dudes in CG, and wish them the best of luck. The five of us have been and written all three albums thus far, so if you like the direction we took on The Discovery- then you should only be more excited for what we’re about to create next. BOO”

Jerry Cantrell Speaks On Alice In Chain’s New Album Plans

Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently spoke on the bands forthcoming album with Rollingstone.com. According to Cantrell the group have been writing steadily throughout last year and were sidetracked as a result of him requiring shoulder surgery.

The band currently plan to enter the studio sometime early this year to begin recording their next effort.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Sounds Off On “Resolution” Internet Leak

Lamb Of God frontman (and current presidential candidate) Randy Blythe has sounded off on the internet leak of his bands forthcoming album “Resolution“. For those unaware, a low quality rip of the album began circulating online earlier this month.

Speaking via his Twitter, Blythe offered:

“Stoked that the leak of “Resolution” is SHIT. Just one reason I actually BUY records. Those that dont wait don’t get the FULL experience ha! I mean think about it- I bought Slayer’s “Reign In Blood” THE DAY it came out.

There was no leaking then- I blasted it FULL VOLUME & was like “HOLY FUCK!”. The VERY FIRST TIME I heard “Angel of Death” it was BEYOND AWESOME. I’m so glad I wasn’t robbed of that experience by hearing a crappy copy- it made a FUCKING IMPACT. ” JUGGA JUGGA JUGGA JAGGA…….AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggghhhhhhhhhhh…”. BRILLIANT.”

His aforementioned comments led him into a conversation with a Twitter user about waiting for the release of an album rather than pirating it. Blythe‘s side of the exchange can be found below:

“I don’t think waiting to hear a record the way the way it is SUPPOSED to sound is a manufactured experience AT ALL. Waiting is part of a concept that I cherish that I feel is (sadly) rapidly disappearing in this “gimme gimme right NOW” world- this concept was taught to me by my parents & over the years it has served me VERY WELL in life- its called DELAYED GRATIFICATION & it’s all about sitting back, chillin’ in the cut, & biding your time til its right to make a move.

And when you make that move, it is the CORRECT move. Think of it this way- we didn’t sign to the first label that approached us. We could have, and they would have put out our record, but we would have been a far lower priority than we were on Prosthetic (thanks EJ & Dan!). We WEREN’T impatient, and we had a GOOD EXPERIENCE. I look at EVERYTHING this way when I can. REAL G’s don’t rush- they wait for quality in life, people, & products You must think like its a game of chess, like the Wu-Tang Clan- make moves in your life that ensure you maximize EVERY SINGLE experience.

I’m not interested in a sub-par experience of ANY KIND. That is why I employ what my Daddy taught me- PATIENCE. Go for for THE BEST of go the fuck home. I have time for nothing less. Peace.”

Resolution” will land in stores on January 24th through Epic.

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen‘s country/metal side project Buck Satan And The 666 Shooters‘s debut “Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free” can be streamed over at Revolvermag.com. The album will land on store shelves this coming Tuesday, January 17th, through AFM Records.