British deathcore act Annotations Of An Autopsy has issued the following statement about going on hiatus for an indefinite period: "So in case you don't know, we are now officially on hiatus, we have a few festival dates later this year that we will still be playing and 2 local shows but we will not be touring or releasing music for a while now, thanks for all your support and for making the last tour so good!"
UK metallers Annotations Of An Autopsy have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Sam decided to leave after te tour to follow home life with is girlfriend and loved ones, his heart wasnt into touring anymore so he made the decision to leave, we left on good terms and we wish that ugly prick the best of luck (Hate you Sam you burger loving fatty).
We parted ways with Brad recently do to a number of reasons, the main one being distance as he lived over 100 miles away from the rest of us and it made it very difficult for us to rehurse, that coupled with disagreements with certain band members made make the decision to part ways with him, He is currently looking for a new band within the london area and trying to go further with his MMA. You can reach him on his facebook if youre intrested in him drumming for you, just search Brad Merry.
The Reign Of Darkness, the forthcoming album from UK metallers Annotations Of An Autopsy, is available for streaming online in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.
The Reign Of Darkness will be released in Europe on January 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The Reign Of Darkness cover art] tracklist:
01. And So It Begins...
02. In Snakes I Bathe
03. Born Dead
04. Bone Crown
06. Catastrophic Hybridization
07. VII: The Horror, The Destruction...
08. Impale The Sun
09. Portrait Of Souls
11. Into The Black Slumber
Lyn Jeffs, drummer of UK based Annotations Of An Autopsy, issued the following statement:
"I´ve decided to leave Annotations Of An Autopsy to concentrate on my other band Ingested, I feel that they deserve a drummer who is 100% commited to what the band is doing. I've had a great time on tour with AOAA and a great time meeting all the fans who have supported me and the band over the past year. I wish the band luck in the future and hope to share a stage again one day. For now, I will be playing the remaining tours we have booked till the end of the year, so I'm looking forward to meeting all you fuckers on the road again!"
Annotations Of An Autopsy have issued the following update:
"So we've been away for a while, not touring or doing anything public, we havent been slacking, we've been locked away working on the new album which is now complete. In July we will be stepping into Foel studio (Napalm Death, Electric Wizard) to record our 2nd album entitled, "II: The Reign Of Darkness". Artwork and tracklisting will be released soon.
We are very excited to get this album out to you. we feel we've created something very special and unique and one of the best death metal cd's to come out in a long time, call it arrogance, call it confidence call it what you want but when you hear it, you'll see our statements are backboned, the aim of the last album was to be as heavy as possible, this is ten steps up and a reality check for the death metal scene.