Apparently at the end of last year British ambient metal legends Devil Sold His Soul amicably parted ways with their bassist Iain Trotter. They kept it pretty quiet until today when they announced his replacement: Jozef Norocky, of the recently split Rinoa.

At the end of 2010, we parted ways with our bassist (and brother), Iain Trotter. Iain has decided that he wants to pursue a career outside of music and although he loved being a part of Devil Sold His Soul (he was with us from the start), he felt that this was the right time to bow out gracefully and follow a new path in his life.

Having been with us from the start, Iain has been a huge part of this band and everything we’ve ever recorded to date and without him we wouldn’t have gotten to where we are today. We know that it wasn’t an easy decision for him to make and although we are upset to see him go, we really respect his decision and wish him the very best for the future.
But, as we all know, with every ending there is a new beginning, and we are extremely happy to announce that we have a new bassist. Jozef Norocky(formerly of the band – Rinoa) has become our new permanent bassist and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him into the DSHS family. We’ve known Jozef for ages and it seems that the timing was right for him to come into the band. He shares the same musical outlook and ambitions and, flatteringly for us, he is a fan of the band and the music. We can’t wait to start writing the next chapter of Devil Sold His Soul with him on board. We promise it is going to be very special indeed…

So, come and welcome Jozef into the band on our UK headline tour that starts Jan 27th – Feb 19th. We’ll be waiting for you!

Whilst sad for the guys, Jozef’s musical credentials speak for themselves, so I’m sure he’ll be a worthy replacement.

Ironically, the announcement comes on the back of a preview trailer for the upcoming video for “The Disappointment“, the first from their most recent album Blessed & Cursed, which you can catch after the jump.

– CG

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq2NC1vyxek]

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