THE ETERNAL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton. Former NEPLUSULTRA guitarist Matt Castles will be taking Burton's spot in the band for their upcoming tours, including a show in Hong Kong and a slot on the Doomination of Europe II festival. "We will decide when we get back from Europe if Matt is able to become a permanent member," the band write on their web site. "He is a great guitar player and we hope his involvement in the band will turn out to be long-term. Matt has been living in America and has flown into Australia to help us on our mission to Doominate the world!"

THE ETERNAL recorded three full-length albums and two EPs as CRYPTAL DARKNESS, including "They Whispered You Had Risen" and "Chapter II: The Fallen", which featured Martin Powell of MY DYING BRIDE/CRADLE OF FILTH fame on violins and keyboards. As a result of problems with label Icon Records and line-up troubles, the band decided to change their name to THE ETERNAL. The group's first CD under their new name, "The Sombre Light of Isolation", was released earlier this year through Finland's Firebox Records.


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