Rising British metal band Rise to Remain have announced that they have parted ways with their bassist Joe Copcutt and drummer Pat Lundy. As a result the band have had to drop off their support slot on Machine Head's US tour. The band have put out a statement thanking Joe and Pat for their contribution to the band and wish them well with their future plans. The remaining members of the band, singer Austin Dickinson and guitarists Will Homer and Ben Tovey are currently auditioning for replacements. Austin also posted a statement on the band's Facebook page apologising for having to postpone the US tour and for delaying the US release of their album City of Vultures. The album is now slated for a US release on June 5th, but in the Facebook post Austin announced that the US edition of the album would contain four brand new songs.
Rise To Remain's March 2012 UK tour with German metal band Heaven Shall Burn is going ahead as planned. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
The dates of the tour are as follows:
March 7th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
March 8th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
March 10th Norwich Waterfront
March 11th Liverpool O2 Academy 2
March 12th Glasgow Garage
March 13th York Fibbers
March 14th Manchester Academy 3
March 16th Bristol Fleece
March 17th London Islington Academy
March 18th Reading Sub 89