Drummer leaves Hour of Penance
2010-05-25 by JizzInMyPants | 17 Comments

Due to scheduling conflicts and the latest incident in Spain, Mauro decides to leave Hour of Penance. Mauro attends a university, so he doesn't think he can tour with Hour of Penance as much as the rest of the band wants to.
Here is a google translated version of his Myspace blog:

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://blogs.myspace.com/maurohop&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.myspace.com/maurohop%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D55y%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhjB sp_QvgqCEsZH9vQm8CDphoUPCg

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Band Page: Hour of Penance

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JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


HoP is also on the hunt

"Well , i don't want to start more rumors and shit but we split with Mauro for what he did in Spain AND because he didn't want to do tours and stuff , he was a pain in the ass for us , we had to cancel big tours and lost a lot of great chances..unfortunately we can't send an announcement about that because there will be a trial for him and for legal reason we can't say the truth. The band will continue of course , i'm already writing new stuff. If someone is interested in joining hop contact me at giulio@hourofpenance.net . We have already tours and festival scheduled starting from september."

but yes this sucks huge, he was also the only original member of the band

FadeToBlack
May 25th 2010

10914 Comments


the vocalist was what made Hour Of Penance so good, this is less worrying news

JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


even so, its gonna be hard to replace mauro

FadeToBlack
May 25th 2010

10914 Comments


tbh I think they're done. they've lost two key members now, I doubt they'll be releasing anything as good as their last two albums again (if they continue at all)

JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


ya, i mean the guitar work on the albums aren't really that stellar

FadeToBlack
May 25th 2010

10914 Comments


yes but the guitar work is excellent on all brutal tech albums. HoP is the really the only band in the genre I can think of where the vokills are actually a stand-out feature of the band, so i fear they're goin to degenerate into a typical bubblegum vocal brutal tech band

JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


HoP isnt even technical

Zip
May 25th 2010

5312 Comments


It's ok really Paoli is just as good

JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


umm paoli is out of the band too

Infernis
May 25th 2010

398 Comments


Yeah, I don't know. I mean, I think any vocalist could "fit," or many could, but he had a particular feel to his voice I really grew to enjoy. Mauro was pretty insane though, so finding a drummer with as much power and accuracy will be a bit of a pain. Then again maybe it'll stop the formulaic drum patterns scattered out through The Vile Conception (and some in Paradogma as well, though less.) I always thought the guitar stood out simply because there is only one guitarist (I think..)

Sucks regardless.

JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


^^ ya but on the album 4 guitar tracks are recorded, sometimes on the album he puts on 2 totally different guitar riffs at the same time

Infernis
May 25th 2010

398 Comments


Doesn't he just use a loop live for his guitar? Lol.

Wizard
May 25th 2010

19339 Comments


the vocalist was what made Hour Of Penance so good, this is less worrying news

Pretty typical if you ask me. Band is overrated to hell.

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bloozclooz
May 25th 2010

1770 Comments


band is pretty tight

y'all be hatin'

DonTheReader
May 25th 2010

121 Comments


Fleshgod > Hour of Penance after only one album

JizzInMyPants
May 25th 2010

2369 Comments


^^ pretty much

WARisalliknow91
May 26th 2010

493 Comments


Damnit.



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