NewsAugust 2, 2005 2:59 PM ET9,574 views

The Red Chord lose guitarist

A few days ago we mentioned that The Red Chord guitarist Kevin Rampelberg was no longer in the band. We've now spoken to The Red Chord frontman Guy Kozowyk and received official confirmation. Here's a statement from Guy: "Kevin Rampelberg (aka Big Kev) is no longer with The Red Chord. Kevin and I have been playing together in bands for the past 10 years and in The Red Chord for the last 6 or so. Kevin played his last show with the band at the Palladium in Worcester last week (July 26th). The split was abrupt, but amicable. For the time being, we are performing as a 4-piece with Gunface (aka Mike McKenzie) handling all the guitar duties. On the special occasion side of things, Psyopus guitarist, Chris Arp, is currently out with The Red Chord learning our songs in order to start filling in the next few days. For those of you confused, Psyopus is supposed to be out with Ion Dissonance and Swarm of the Lotus right now. Unfortunately, according to preliminary reports from the band, they were waiting to leave for the first show of the tour and they received a wild and confusing call from drummer Lee Fisher explaining he would not be able to do the tour. Psyopus contemplated having a drum machine fill in to keep from bailing, but parties involved disagreed with the practicality of the idea. Psyopus has made other drummer arrangements and will be back on their feet in no time. Look for Psyopus and The Red Chord to be playing together at Day 3 of this year's Hellfest and look for the Arp/Red Chord collaboration to begin in the next few days for the duration of The Red Chord tour with Between the Buried and Me and Acacia Strain."


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axl_bundy 8/2/2005 12:02:00 PM

first post.

thereligion 8/2/2005 12:07:23 PM

second post :(

holycitybradley 8/2/2005 12:10:44 PM


anonymosh 8/2/2005 12:12:47 PM

warning..system critical...we are under a shred alert for this region...

mobab 8/2/2005 12:15:26 PM

okay then..

beardofbees 8/2/2005 12:49:56 PM

bummer. the worcester show was awesome too. meh, they will get someone good to fill in. Gunface is the fckin ass and balls of the band!

hxcobd 8/2/2005 1:00:17 PM

Shit band, get owned, gays

likewoa 8/2/2005 1:15:22 PM

is that the beard dude or the bald guy?

funeralopolis 8/2/2005 1:47:34 PM

"Psyopus contemplated having a drum machine fill in to keep from bailing, but parties involved disagreed with the practicality of the idea." There's nothing practical about that idea.. drum machines are fcking silly.

rickrock 8/2/2005 1:49:45 PM

Yeah, I'm wondering if it was that Gandalf-looking motherfcker myself. That beard was heavy.

tomgilk 8/2/2005 1:53:57 PM

it was the bald guy

emoxfag 8/2/2005 1:55:27 PM

gays. gay this gay that. gays. anyway, im sad that kevin left the band.

stabface 8/2/2005 2:12:27 PM

you can't really care about this can you?

mitsivurg 8/2/2005 2:53:26 PM

Kevin is the bald dude, no worries. Gunface will continue shredding.

notalentassclown 8/2/2005 3:06:29 PM

two great bands "collaborating." i see nothing wrong. i hope both bands can find good, permanent replacements.

hotaction 8/2/2005 3:08:10 PM

im not really a big fan of either bands. but both those dudes can shred. id like to see this

heyfuker 8/2/2005 5:17:38 PM

I've never heard so many shitty bands named in one single paragraph ever

xGunmedownx 8/2/2005 5:18:57 PM

i worked the show w/ them on the 23rd...i remember he seemed, out of it or something. Not like coked up or anything, but he just wasn't Getting Really into it music wise. kinda just going through the motions.

SeveredInTwo 8/2/2005 6:24:50 PM

Red Chord lost their ways

As_I_Crap 8/2/2005 6:34:54 PM

gonna catch this tour BTBAM AND RED CHORD \m/

shredmyaxe 8/2/2005 8:07:09 PM

That's too bad, decent band.

jedstylesux 8/2/2005 10:34:57 PM

all their fans lose for liking them

vychereon 8/2/2005 11:10:41 PM

get to see arpman playing with trc tomorrow... should be very interesting...

Throatchopper 8/3/2005 2:09:11 AM

maybe he realized the band he was in fcking blew and decided to say later homos

Jay 8/3/2005 2:52:40 PM

..probably not, gay.

godfatherofsoul 8/3/2005 3:34:05 PM

Woah back up there Lee Fisher, wasn't he Commit suicides whirling dervish of a drummer?

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