Scheduled to kick off their East Coast tour tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 30) in Bedford, NH with DISMEMBER, GRAVE, DEMIRICOUS and WITHERED, VITAL REMAINS was notified yesterday that they were not welcome to perform at the first show. VITAL's guitarist, Tony Lazaro states, "We were scheduled to play with GRAVE and DISMEMBER up at Mark's Place in Bedford, NH but the promoter booted us from the show. He said since we are 'affiliated' with the 'evil' Glen Benton that he wanted nothing to do with us. I guess he had heard what happened at the DEICIDE show in TX, heard he sang for us on our last record and is gonna sing for us on this next one and was worried that, I don't know, we'd be sacrificing children of something. We told him that Glen wasn't even going to be on this tour with us. I think he's sitting home in Florida right now ready to go out on the road with DEICIDE. The guy didn't even care. We are guilty by association! We're sorry to anyone up there who was planning on seeing us. We'll try and get up there soon, we just need to find a promoter who isn't afraid of us, and by the way, everyone knows we sacrifice goats on stage, not children."
Scheduled to record the follow up to 2003's "Dechristianize" this winter, VITAL REMAINS has already announced that Glen Benton will be returning to record vocals for the new album.
Re-released this spring was the band's "Horrors Of Hell" compilation which contains the band's early demo recordings.