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Bury Your Dead replaces guitarist

Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:00 AM PT / 10,990 views

Bury Your Dead has formally disclosed the departure of guitar player Eric Ellis via the following press release: "Durability is often the key to a band's longevity, and where Massachusetts's metalcore high rollers Bury Your Dead is concerned, there's no exception. Speculation surrounding the longstanding hiatus of guitarist Eric Ellis has been accumulating since winter and topped out once longtime friend and (for some) former bandmate, Chris Towning, began appearing in Ellis' place at shows in late March. Soon after, the reformed lineup quickly established a positive working atmosphere and are now fully acknowledging Ellis's removal from his duties due to 'medical reasons and personality differences.' "'When a person's attitude and lifestyle change for the worse, there comes a time to let go and move on. A team is only as strong as its weakest link.' This goodbye solidified Towning's permanent position in the band. 'They were always one of my favorite bands to begin with, and we had been friends for awhile through bands and stuff. I'm here to have fun," Chris says. 'I think that's really what this band is about.'"

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