Italian metallers SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE have issued the following update:
"Unfortunately, this time we're writing for giving you bad news.
"Only few days ago we discovered Nicolas [Milanese, guitar] suffers from leukemia. He will have to go through a rather long period of therapy and this won't allow him to give his contribution to the life of SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE.
"We're all shocked and as a band we decided to wait for him to be able to have a normal life and to be able to play with us again. We are therefore taking a pause for an indeterminate period of time. All our shows are cancelled. We're sure you'll understand the reasons of our choice.
"A special message to all our friends: Nicolas needs first of all to have a rest. We ask you not to call him but rather send him text messages.
"Thank you all."
SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE's third album, "Mothra", was released via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE AGONY SCENE, SCARLET, DUFRESNE, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE, SPITFIRE, TWELVE TRIBES) and features a guest appearances by Myke Terry from BURY YOUR DEAD and Matthew Rudzinski from KILLWHITNEYDEAD. It was mastered by Alan Douches (CONVERGE, MISFITS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HATEBREED, MASTODON) at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.
The group previously stated about the album: "'Mothra' represents a new step in our life as a band, a new shape for both our sound and our songwriting and it's our most sick and experimental album so far. It will surprise you!"
All artwork for the CD was created by visionary artist Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, ISIS, KK NULL, EPHEL DUATH).
SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE last fall parted ways with guitarist Ivan Odorico and replaced him with Manuel "Sean" Giannella (DAYSHINE RISING).
The band released its second album, "Obsidian", in April 2007 via Scarlet Records.