NewsJuly 24, 2012 1:16 PM ET6,314 views

Blessed By A Broken Heart singer quits band

Official press release: Glam-rock powerhouse Blessed By A Broken Heart have announced today that vocalist Tony Gambino will be leaving the band for personal reasons. Stepping up to the mic to replace him will be current guitarist Sam Ryder, who brings with him Gambino's full endorsement. Gambino has released a video statement explaining his decision, which is excerpted here: "This is one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. But I recently decided to leave the touring life so I can stay home with my family. With that said, I have some exciting news - I'm super stoked to announce that Sam Ryder is going to be stepping in as lead vocalist, and I couldn't be more honored to have anyone else take my spot. Sam is a world class musician and vocalist and I have nothing but confidence in him." Watch Tony Gambino's full statement. By filling the "vacant position" of singer from within, the international shred-metal group can ensure fans of a fluid, flawless transition into the next era of Blessed By A Broken Heart's music. Driving that point home is the release of a previously unheard track, "Out of Control" - featuring vocals from the newly promoted Sam Ryder - that illustrates in no uncertain terms his talent and capability as the band's new frontman. Listen to "Out of Control": "Tony is my best bud," adds the Essex, UK-based Ryder. "Duty is calling him right now and he's gotta do what he's gotta do, but the show must go on. We have some great fans and they should know that I ain't about to let anyone down! Come bang your heads and sing some rock n' roll. That's what this is all about, and believe me - we're just getting started." The launch of this new chapter comes on the heels of the band's third album, Feel The Power, which was released this January on Tooth and Nail Records. The lauded, high-octane, release is the follow-up to the band's celebrated 2008 album Pedal to the Metal (Century Media), and finds Blessed By A Broken Heart shrugging off past metalcore trappings in favor of something more heartfelt.

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anonymous 7/24/2012 10:24:16 AM

oh really? no care ever

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:24:30 AM

seriously speaking................wh o fcking cares.

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:25:25 AM

and by wh o, i meant, who (insinuating absolutely no one).

TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 7/24/2012 10:32:13 AM

Tony Gambino will be leaving the band to pursue a career in "waste management"

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:35:47 AM

Fcuking gay shit what the fcks this jerk fck slut bike

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:36:22 AM

wow. nobody gives a shit, trust me. whoever fcking retard sings in this band, its still gonna be garbage nobody listens to

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:37:06 AM

did someone, somwhere, really cares? I doubt it...

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:38:07 AM

VAN FLIP

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:39:20 AM

hey guys...theres a reason why bands dont sound like the 80's anymore. BECAUSE IT fckING SUCKS, QUIT MUSIC welcome in 2012 gays

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:39:22 AM

international shred metal group

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:40:46 AM

A guy I know LOVES this band! just kidding

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:41:31 AM

forever gay

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:42:51 AM

I DONT ALWAYS LISTEN TO BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART BUT WHEN I DO...WAIT...I NEVER DO.

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:45:25 AM

this band released 1 CD in 4 years. nothing else to say. die slow

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:46:37 AM

wish they broke up before releasing any song.

anonymous 7/24/2012 11:05:26 AM

sad thing, great band.

anonymous 7/24/2012 11:15:20 AM

annoying nerd dude in highschool who wore a fedora and only listened to 'classic rock' is bummed

anonymous 7/24/2012 11:21:09 AM

Hilarious comments from everyone! Jesus christ.

stewietantrum 7/24/2012 11:23:04 AM

If my band dressed like that, I'd quit too.

blankzzz 7/24/2012 11:38:18 AM

do people still ironically listen to this band?

anonymous 7/24/2012 11:41:12 AM

Lambgoat. Hxc, metal, and glam rock news.

LoydChristmas 7/24/2012 11:46:51 AM

its hard to wear spandex and be a good father figure for your kid. so, i can sympathize.

anonymous 7/24/2012 11:47:34 AM

didnt read this article. didnt hear this band. no one has.

anonymous 7/24/2012 12:49:33 PM

The amount of grammatical errors and improper word usage in these comments is almost as gay as this band. VAN FLIP THEM, LIFE FLIP ALL OF YOU!

anonymous 7/24/2012 1:06:35 PM

"shrugging off past metalcore trappings in favor of something more heartfelt." the person who wrote that should fcking kill themselves.

anonymous 7/24/2012 1:40:11 PM

Blessed by a Broken Fart >

anonymous 7/24/2012 2:28:04 PM

Blessed Because I've Never Heard This Band's Music

ineedsalt 7/24/2012 2:53:02 PM

damn.

anonymous 7/24/2012 3:21:09 PM

damn, every kind of music gets hated on on here. what the fck do you gays even listen to if you're going to talk shit about everything from the acacia strain to these guys??

anonymous 7/24/2012 5:39:18 PM

NOT this song, but some of there other stuff seems pretty heavily influenced by Blind Guardian.

anonymous 7/24/2012 5:41:52 PM

"damn, every kind of music gets hated on on here. what the fck do you gays even listen to if you're going to talk shit about everything from the acacia strain to these guys??" you must be new here

sandpaperseatbelts 7/24/2012 6:31:47 PM

We listen to zydeco and jazz fusion. Hahaha im just kidding I HATE YOU!

anonymous 7/24/2012 10:09:13 PM

damn, every kind of music gets hated on on here. what the fck do you gays even listen to if you're going to talk shit about everything from the acacia strain to these guys? Title Fight got pretty solid comments

anonymous 7/25/2012 12:48:09 AM

Now, if the rest of the band would just quit, the world would be a better place.

anonymous 7/25/2012 6:29:05 AM

blessed by a broken fart

RickRock 7/25/2012 7:25:27 AM

Derped By A Herpy Derp

anonymous 7/25/2012 7:26:38 AM

This whole site listens to the monotonous hatebreed and nothing more.

duckduckfootloose 7/25/2012 8:12:51 AM

If you don't post news about Helix or Ratt, then this doesn't go here either. Although really, Sean rips.

anonymous 7/25/2012 8:13:51 AM

you listen to monotonous gay music

xBaconxEdgex 7/25/2012 9:53:55 AM

He probably quit because he realized it's 2012 and no one listens to "glam metal" except for Dee Snider and Dee Snider probably only listens to his own music.

anonymous 7/25/2012 10:04:01 AM

This band hasn't been good since 05/06 before they turned into gaygy rockstars . Just a shitty canadian version of how vampires everywhere dress . Absolute garbage

anonymous 7/25/2012 4:29:08 PM

listened to 2 seconds, paused, then went on in life.

anonymous 7/25/2012 4:48:18 PM

LOOOOL @ Tittle Figh




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