California melodic black/death metal band Dawn of Ashes (Metal Blade Records) has announced the amicable departure of two members, Othuum and Volkar Kael. The band has issued the following statement:
"With the new change in Dawn of Ashes and Kristof Bathory making Dawn of Ashes as his project. Dawn of Ashes will be bringing older elements back from the Dark Electro stages and incorporate it into a new Shock Rock/Industrial Metal sound.
"Dawn of Ashes will be releasing a split EP on May 1st with the Los Angeles based Agressive Drum N' Bass group 'Falling Skies.' The split EP will be titled 'Hollywood made in Gehenna.' Make sure to check out Dawn of Ashes and Falling Skies on their mini Mexico tour in June."