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Pelican – Forever Becoming

"In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks" - Warren Buffett. It's certainly a nifty quote that seems to sum up how instrumental post-rockers Pelican have handled the loss of guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec. Rather than lament his undoubted songwriting talent, they have decided to sink their teeth into a whole new sphere of attack and, aided by the faultless integration of Dallas Thomas and his love for the big, brassy riff, they have dragged their sound out of the doldrums and into the kind of powerful groove-mongering that ignited fellow Chicagoans Russian Circles' career.
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Sybreed Take Indefinite Hiatus

Bad news for fans of Swiss industrial metallers Sybreed. Following a departure from vocalist Benjamin Nominet, the band have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus instead of taking up the task of finding a replacement.