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Deicide Announce New Guitarist Chris Cannella (Autumn’s End)

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Deicide have welcomed Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella (above, right) to the fold. Cannella replaces Mark English for unspecified reasons. English replaced Jack Owen, who, according to drummer Steve Asheim, “kind of left one day and just never came back” in the middle of writing sessions for what would become last year’s Overtures of Blasphemy. As it stands, that will now be the one Decide album to include English.

Here’s an official statement from the band:

“When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable.

“So with that said, we had to make that change.

“Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

“Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

“Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

“So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE!

“We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

“We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!”

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