SANCTUS guitarist, Royce Hsu, recently announced his amicable departure from the band. His six year tenure comes to an end as the band are finishing up their forthcoming EP entitled Fateshifter for which Royce has already laid down guitar tracks. The EP is being recorded at Sunset Sound with engineer Ryan Castle. SANCTUS plan to shop the EP around for a suitable label to release it.
Meanwhile, drummer Michael Chi will take over on guitars while the band seeks a new drummer and new bassist (replacing Brent Gibson who left the band last year). Those interested in finding out more information regarding the vacancies can contact the band at [email protected].
In releated news, SANCTUS‘ other guitarist, Mike O’Meara, is keeping himself doubly busy with his second band, FATE TURNS GREY. The band recently issued a self-financed demo/EP entitled Solace in Darkness. Tracks from the release can be downloaded via the band’s official website.