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Cannae In Writing Mode; Still Seeking New Drummer
June 14, 2007
Boston thrashers Cannae are currently hard at work on the band's fourth album, the follow-up to 2005's 'Gold Becomes Sacrifice'. The band is currently looking for a full-time, permanent drummer. Interested parties should be able to play through the entirety of 'Gold Becomes Sacrifice' and be willing and have the means to tour. Shane, Cannae's bassist, can be reached directly at

Taking a heavier and more thrash-oriented approach on 'Gold Becomes Sacrifice', the album features guest solos by guitar legend James Murphy and album producer Jason Suecof and saw the band tour with the likes of God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, Hell Within, I Killed The Prom Queen and Manntis, as well as appear at 2006's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.
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Cannae Seeks New Drummer
January 6, 2007
According to, Cannae drummer Colin Conway has left the band, prompting the remaining members to launch a search for his replacement. Interested applicants should e-mail for more information. Players must be able to practice on weekends at least twice a month, be willing to relocate or make the drive to eastern Massachusetts, be able to play to a click and be "financially stable for months of touring and for band expenses."

Cannae's most recent disc, 'Gold Becomes Sacrifice', came out in 2005.
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Departing Horror
July 13, 2004
Cannae and guitarist Jason Zucco have decided to part ways. In a true showing of dedication, Zucco will remain with the band until a replacement for him can be secured. If you are in the Boston area and think you can fill Jason's shoes, email the band here.
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Cannae Begin Writing Process For New Album
May 30, 2004
Cannae has begun to write tracks for the upcoming new full length album, which they hope to record this winter. An early 2005 release through Prosthetic Records is expected. The band is coming off successful tours in support of their Adam D. (Killswitch Engage, Norma Jean) produced EP Horror.
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HOME TOWN: New England, MA
Adam DuLong (vocals)
Stephen Colombo (guitar)
Alex Vieira (guitar)
Shane Frisby (bass)
Colin Conway (drums)

In the summer of 216 BCE, Hannibal led his troops through the Alps and into Italy, where they defeated the mighty Roman army in one of history's most celebrated military achievements: The Battle Of Cannae. While legend speaks of the intimidation factor posed by the arrival of an invading force riding elephants, the truth is that the elephants were dead before the battle began. The victory of Hannibal and his motley troops over the superior Roman forces taught an important lesson that remains a staple in the canon of military education to the present: more troops, better equipment and more sophisticated training does not ensure victory. Where these factors can put an army in a better position to succeed, war is often won or lost in the intangibles, such as a fierce dedication and unity of purpose. In a sense, Hannibalís conquest over the sophisticated Romans is reminiscent of what CANNAE is doing on a different terrain. The Boston-based quintet's highly anticipated sophomore release, "Horror, " features technically spectacular playing and production by one of underground music's most respected producers, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (From Autumn To Ashes, Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die), but ultimately, it's the music's relentless ferocity and kinetic riffage that has helped CANNAE rise to the top of New England's saturated hardcore and metal scenes. From the early days of Sam Black Church, Gang Green and Slapshot to contemporary scenesters like Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Diecast, the Boston area has produced some of the finest, fastest and heaviest acts around. Featuring ex-Forty Days Rain and Grimlock members, CANNAE burst onto the scene in 2000 with a snarling debut album, "Troubleshooting Death (originally released on Eastcoast Empire, later re-released on Brutal Records), " ripping through blistering speed and thunderous breakdowns amidst a wall of controlled chaos and overwhelming screams. CMJ praises the album: "making the likes of Coalesce and Converge seem laid back by comparison, CANNAE dishes out unbridled, two-guitar chaos-core." Recorded by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Cave In, Converge, American Nightmare), Troubleshooting Death established the band as a fierce act and landed them on the best heavy music shows in New England. Establishing their live reputation through countless gigs and commanding main stage performances at the world famous New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, CANNAE soon found themselves heading out on tours with bands like Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die and A Life Once Lost. "Horror" is the second installment of aural obliteration from the CANNAE camp. Bursting with double-bass, sinister guitar pyrotechnics and plenty of screaming bloody murder, "Horror" fulfills the promise of the band's debut and devastating live performances. The album is already being hailed as a classic in American metal, with Unrestrained! magazine calling it "a relentless rampage of heinous emotions unraveling at grinding speed that'll surely scare the bejeezus out of many who come in contact with it." A crushing sophomore album in their holster, a pissed off elephant to ride (figuratively speaking) and a collective goal of sonic annihilation, CANNAE are more than poised to scare the bejeezus out of America - they're setting out to destroy it.