The following update was posted on Omnium Gatherum's official website:

"We´re sad to inform that our long-time bass player for 10 years Janne Markkanen has decided to step aside from OG crew due to his lack of time and motivation for this type of music. There´s none bad blood between us and of course we wish him best of luck for whatever he is doing from now on.

Good news are that we have new fresh motivated blood in the crew as Eerik Purdon is our new bassist from now on and he´ll be looking after to create some demonic bottom pulse and groove to our noise. Eerik have been our good friend for some time and he also helped us and played bass on Omnium Gatherum's Summer Blast Fest Spain / Portugal -tour in June 2007 when Janne was unavailable to do the shows and the dude really showed his infernal talents and Omnium Gatherum attitude there! Eerik also plays in Crystal Blaze and he was acting session bassist in Amoral for their latest Finnish shows."

Janne's statement: "Thanks to everybody, Omnium Gatherum-dudes, other bands and fans for great times during these years. I really felt that it was time for me to step aside, and let someone with more enthusiasm to take my place. Eerik is a real bad-ass player and great dude, so be prepared for some major ass-kicking Omnium Gatherum material!"

Band profile: Omnium Gatherum
Posted: 17.10.2007 by White Winter Sun


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Queen Of Hippies - 17.10.2007 at 18:22  
I hope this will make their music a bit better. I don't like what they have released so far.
Opium - 17.10.2007 at 20:05  
Ths shouldn't prove to be a great loss to the band's sound, since the bass wasn't always distinguishable, although it's great they've found a replacement anyway
Katatronik - 19.10.2007 at 15:19  
Sad news... Hope the new bass player will be good anyway...

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