THE ROTTED Parts Ways With Bassist

The UK's THE ROTTED (formerly GOREROTTED) has parted ways with bassist Wilson. "New priorities in his personal life have made it apparent that he'll no longer be able to commit 100% to the upcoming plans and fast-moving future of the band, therefore he's taken the decision to step down as bass guitarist," the group says in a statement.

Comments Wilson: 'It is with some sadness that I am announcing my departure from THE ROTTED. I've been with these guys through thick and thin for over six years, and had some of the best times of my life! When we reformed as THE ROTTED, the process was simple, that everyone would be firing on all cylinders in the same direction — I always said if my other commitments in life would hinder this, then I would step down for the greater good, and it is clear that this time has come! My last show with the guys will be at the Wacken festival — we play on the Wet stage on the Friday afternoon, so come down and raise a horn with me! I'm incredibly satisfied of what I have achieved with the guys, and the release of 'Get Dead Or Die Trying' and the Wacken fest is finishing on a real high, what more could anyone ask for?'

THE ROTTED will continue full steam ahead with "business as usual" and will announce a new bass player after the band's appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in early August.

"Get Dead Or Die Trying", the new album from THE ROTTED (formerly GOREROTTED), was produced by Russ Russell (THE WILDHEARTS, DIMMU BORGIR, THE EXPLOITED, SPACE RITUAL, NAPALM DEATH), with assistance from James Dunkley (BLAZE BAILEY, CRASS, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM). The CD was released in Europe on June 30 (June 27 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy) via Metal Blade Records.

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