News•November 13, 2018 4:16 PM ET•2,005 views
Exhumed replaces guitarist
California gore-metallers Exhumed have announced the addition of guitarist Sebastian Philips (Noisem) to their line-up, marking the official departure of guitarist Bud Burke. Band founder Matt Harvey comments: "We're super psyched to bring Baz into the fold. Anyone that's seen us since Death Revenge came out can attest that he's killed it on the last few tours, and we couldn't ask for a better fit." On joining the band, Phillips had this to say: "It's been blast so far and since the first tour I did with Exhumed, it just felt comfortable. I'd been a fan for a long time and getting to know them, I found out that we all come from the same hard rock and nasty fast extreme metal backgrounds, so it just made sense." Burke, who performed on the band's Necrocracy and Death Revenge albums, departs the band amicably. Harvey adds, "Bud simply wasn't available for touring as much as we needed him to be, it was that simple. He and I have been friends for years, and we both understood that this move made sense for the band - there were no hard feelings whatsoever. We're definitely going back to into the studio next year," confirms Harvey. "We have a ton of material that's shaping up to be really aggressive, and we're pumped to get Baz contributing to the writing and recording side of things as well!"