After releasing one of 2016’s best metal records, Night Hides the World, this week, Portland’s traditional metal quintet, Spellcaster has announced it is pulling the plug on the band after seven years and three full-length records. April 1st is well behind us, so we are going to accept this as truth. When frontman Tyler Loney told his mates he was stepping down, the remaining members, Gabe Franco (bass), Bryce R. VanHoosen (guitar), Sebastian Silva (guitar, and Colin Vranizan (drums), chose to put the Spellcaster name to rest and move forward with a new band, a new singer, and a new name. A sad day for metal, but excitement for what’s to come.
From Spellcaster’s Facebook Page:
This week, our vocalist Tyler Loney decided it was his time to pursue a different path and left the band on good terms. We wish him nothing but the best.
This, compounded with the exit of guitarist & founding member Cory Boyd in Nov. 16′ has brought the remaining members of SPELLCASTER to the conclusion that we must now lay the name to rest.
We’d like to thank everyone who played a role in ourlives as musicians, however major or minor. We truly got a crash course in the hospitality of strangers and proof that music really does bring people together.
7 years, 3 albums, 100’s of shows across the USA and Europe. Countless friends made along the way. It truly was a rollercoaster!
THANK YOU TO ALL FANS OF SPELLCASTER PAST AND PRESENT. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE:
The Band (Bryce, Gabe, Colin & Sebastian) are in the beginning phases of a new undisclosed project on a large independent label. We are looking for a Heavy Metal Vocalist. All interested persons may inquire further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put “Heavy Metal Vocals” in the subject line and include any demos or samples you may have that reflect your current skills. Preferred but not required.
WE ARE LIQUIDATING OUR MERCHANDISE
($5 shirts – 10 for $1 stickers – 3 for $5 patches)
We need to get rid of everything and most items are dirt cheap. Check it out at: spellcaster.bigcartel.com