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SENTENCED Taking a Short Break, Shoot Down Rumors

February 12, 2003

Finland’s SENTENCED have posted the following update regarding the band’s current activity (or lack thereof):

SENTENCED has withdrawn to a ‘creative’ break. Main reason for this break is that guitarist Sami Lopakka has become a father and the band wants to give time to Sami to be with his baby.

“However, it looks like the break is not going to last long because the band is planning to enter the studio to record a new album by the end of the year.

Ville [Laihiala, vocalist] and Miika [Tenkula, guitarist] have already written some new songs and the band is going to record some demos at the end of the summer. SENTENCED has also moved to a new rehearsing place, which is actually a kind of studio where they can record new songs while rehearsing and check them out immediately to see if those are working out or not. [Drummer] Vesa Ranta says that it’s their first good rehearsing place ever.

“There has been some rumours about band splitting up or Ville leaving SENTENCED because of POISONBLACK. Those rumours are complete bullshit; Ville is not leaving and band is not breaking up.

SENTENCED is not going to do any gigs until end of the May when they will play a charity gig in Oulu, Finland.”