Vio-lence Part Ways With Ray Vegas, Recruit Ex-Overkill Guitarist For Immediate Touring


Vio-lence have announced the departure of guitarist Ray Vegas from their lineup. Taking his place for now will be Bobby Gustafson (ex-Overkill). Speaking across two statements, the group commented:

Vio-lence would like to thank Ray Vegas for all his hard work and contributions to this band. It’s been an incredible year bringing Vio back to life and Ray was an integral part in our success. We wish him all the best.

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The band will be honoring all dates booked.”

Vio-lence is announcing former Overkill guitar player Bobby Gustafson as fill-in for upcoming shows. The band will perform in Puerto Rico this weekend as a 4 piece and Bobby will start later in February when the band goes to Japan/Australia/New Zealand. All shows will be honored as scheduled.”

The band’s current touring plans include:

02/01 Santurce, PR – La Respuesta
02/22-23 Osaka, JAP – True Thrash Fest
02/26 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
02/27 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
02/28 Sydney, AUS – Manning House
02/29 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watt’s
03/01 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
03/03 Wellington, NZ – Valhalla
03/04 Auckland, NZ – Whammy Bar
03/20 Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
03/21 Chicago, IL – Reggies (tickets)
04/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro (tickets)
05/22 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (‘Maryland Death Fest‘) (tickets)
06/05 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access
08/06 Swadlincote, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
09/19 Montreal, QC – Quebec Deathfest may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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