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BYZANTINE Announces New Members

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Reformed West Virginia metallers BYZANTINE, who independently released their fourth album earlier this year, have announced two new members. The band has revamped its lineup with the rehiring of lead guitarist Brian Henderson, who filled in on a round of reunion shows in 2010, and new bassist Sean Sydnor. Along with the new members comes a round of select show dates to promote their self-titled album, which was released on February 26. Sep. 20 - Akron, OH @ Ripper's Rock House Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre Indianapolis Metal Festival Oct. 12 - Charleston, WV @ The Blue Parrot Oct. 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa CMJ Metal Insider Showcase Nov. 07 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club Nov. 08 - Chesapeake, VA @ Roger's Pub The "Byzantine" cover artwork was designed by David Friedmann, the winner of the contest the band launched on MetalSucks. BYZANTINE was first discovered by LAMB OF GOD and released three highly respected albums and completed several major tours before calling in quits in 2008, just after the release of their most respected effort, "Oblivion Beckons". Last year, the band entered the studio to begin work on the new CD. byzantine2013shows_600

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