ELIMINATE, the new band featuring former DARK ANGEL singer Don Doty, has parted ways with drummer Sasha Horn and has replaced him with Joe Cangelosi (WHIPLASH, KREATOR).
Says ELIMINATE in a statement: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the departure of our brother Sasha Horn.
“Unfortunately, Sasha has other commitments to attend to and will not be able to join the band in the upcoming show and other ventures. We would like to thank our brother for all the hard work and dedication and wish him nothing but the best in his future ventures he will be sorely missed.
“With that, we would like to divulge the upside to this tragedy. Although we knew it would be difficult to replace Sasha, we think we have found a fantastic replacement.
“Ladies and gentlemen — drum roll, please — ELIMINATE would like to introduce our new skinbasher Mr. Joe Cangelosi. We are proud to welcome our new brother into the realm of the insane.
“In case you don’t know him, Joe is no stranger to the thrash world. This East Coast veteran has played in such acts as WHIPLASH, KREATOR and Florida’s MASSACRE, so everyone say hello and give him a warm thrashing welcome.
“This is the beginning of a new chapter and we are excited to embrace it.”
ELIMINATE will make its live debut at Grindcore 2015 on Saturday, November 7 at Ukranian Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
ELIMINATE’s lineup is as follows:
Don Doty (ex-DARK ANGEL) – Vocals
Joe Cangelosi (WHIPLASH, KREATOR) – Drums
Scott Owen (ex-HIRAX) – Guitars
Henry Elizondo (DEVASTATION) – Guitar
John Signorelli (SUBVERSION) – Bass
Doty is not involved in DARK ANGEL’s current reunion, which includes Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass).
DARK ANGEL released two albums with Doty on vocals — 1984’s “We Have Arrived” and 1986’s “Darkness Descends” — before he exited the group and was replaced by Ron Rinehart (after a brief stint with Jim Drabos in 1987).
For more information on ELIMINATE, visit the band’s Facebook page.