Personnel turnover within the organization

July 29, 2011

I’m bummed out to say this, but — after four years and a lot of shows and records, Total Fest will be Pace’s last show with us.

Jason’s been in the band since day one and his playing and writing are an important part of everything we’ve done, but he’s ready to do other things with his Sundays and Tuesdays. There’s no drama, we’re all still buddies. (though don’t expect us to pay you the $70 we owe you, man)

On the good news front, Jon Howell from Tigon is joining up on guitar. Like Pace, Jon is tall, midwestern (more or less), carless, and finds Magma listenable. We are really stoked to have him aboard. First show with Jon will be sometime in September, and we’ll drag him into the hope-extinguishing process of writing new songs ASAP. Expect a new record sometime no later than 2015.

Jason Pace, you tall beerful bastard, we salute you!

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