Legendary American death metal act, DEICIDE, has announced that they have recruited Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella to their lineup, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:
“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!
In addition to his work with Autumn’s End, Cannella is known for his role as a demo player for such guitar companies as Dean, Fender and Jackson among others, as well as being a member of the recently announced supergroup Bloodmoon Ritual, alongside former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, Dark Angel guitarist and bassist Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez and former Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall.