Artificial Brain & Will Smith Part Ways

2021-09-15 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 26 Comments
Artificial Brain have announced on their official Facebook page that vocalist Will Smith is no longer part of the band's ranks. Band's statement goes as follows:

" Today we must make the difficult announcement that we have split with our vocalist, Will, for personal reasons. Our upcoming third full length, which is currently being mixed and mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves, will be our final recording together. We are extremely proud of all of the work that we have done with Will over this past decade -- this new record most of all -- and we can't wait for you all to hear this final document of the first iteration of Artificial Brain.

We will be joined on our upcoming tour with INTER ARMA by Paulo Paguntalan (Miasmatic Necrosis, Edenic Past, Undeciphered), who has filled in extensively for the band over the years and who has also appeared on each of our full-length albums. We have the utmost trust and confidence in Paulo, and we are so grateful that he was willing to step in for these dates.

You can continue to hear Will perform with Long Island legends Afterbirth, who recently signed to Willowtip Records, as well as his newest project, Reeking Aura, who are hard at work on their debut full-length. You can also listen to him on his terrific podcast, The Heavy Hole, a show on which he conducts thoughtful and engaging interviews with important figures from extreme metal's past, present, and future. We still feel that he is one of the best vocalists in the genre, and we are truly excited to hear what he does next. We wish him luck, and would ask that you respect our privacy and his in the coming days and weeks. "

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TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
September 15th 2021
16623 Comments


The good news is that the next album is coming and still features Will. The bad news is that the band will never be the same without him.

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DDDeftoneDDD
September 15th 2021
18449 Comments


New album is going to be HUGE

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Pikazilla
September 15th 2021
18811 Comments


whoa will smith was in a metal band

DDDeftoneDDD
September 15th 2021
18449 Comments


no more Prince of Bel Air...

MillionDead
September 15th 2021
3838 Comments


Didn’t know the Fresh Prince was moonlighting as a death metal vocalist. Definitely makes his stock go up for me.

dedex
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2021
8827 Comments


now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down

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DDDeftoneDDD
September 15th 2021
18449 Comments


this one is a little fatter tho, and wear insane goggles

https://i0.wp.com/toiletovhell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Will-Smith-Artificial-Brain.jpg?fit=700%2C460&ssl=1

DDDeftoneDDD
September 15th 2021
18449 Comments


and all hail Afterbirth btw, big fan!

ShartHarder
September 15th 2021
59 Comments


at least this sounds like everything was above board, you usually assume the worst on these things. sucks that he's leaving but the vox were probs my least fav part of the band (still good tho). stoked for the new album

chemicalmarriage
September 15th 2021
3715 Comments


From west Philadelphia to extreme metal

DDDeftoneDDD
September 15th 2021
18449 Comments


https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article9094589.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200d/Fresh-Prince-of-Bel-Air2.jpg

Parallels
September 15th 2021
9507 Comments


Shootin some blast beats outside of the school
When a couple of riffs that were just no good
Started making trouble of the drumstick wood

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Dedes
September 15th 2021
7788 Comments


Man, this is bittersweet. I'm totally excited for new Artificial Brain but Wills burps were the things of legend. Hopefully someone can fill those large shoes (he was, of, a rather large man)

Panzerchrist
September 15th 2021
571 Comments


That stinks. Dude is an absolute monster of a vocalist. Cool to still get his personal project and Afterbirth though. Sure those'll slap.

Hyped we're getting a new album though. LC and IH were both AOTY noms the years they came out

FabiusPictor202
September 15th 2021
1914 Comments


Rip

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Assemblage
September 15th 2021
853 Comments


This is not the Artificial Brain news I was expecting damn.

JayEnder
September 15th 2021
11055 Comments


Long live the gurgle overlord. He'll go on to do great things with Afterbirth, but man him being in this band was pure magic. Wish I knew why he left exactly.

Regardless, the upcoming AB album is gonna be a hard 5.

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MotokoKusanagi
September 16th 2021
3975 Comments


Afterbirth is sick but sad to see him go. glad i saw them in 2019

Emim
September 16th 2021
31013 Comments


It's like DJ Jazzy Jeff all over again

Trundle
September 16th 2021
3641 Comments


oh fuck, just had a rockin belly laugh

FabiusPictor202
September 16th 2021
1914 Comments


When new album do we know

JayEnder
September 16th 2021
11055 Comments


Early next year apparently, according to their comments on the departure post.

FabiusPictor202
September 16th 2021
1914 Comments


Fumking SOLID

LeddSledd
September 16th 2021
5979 Comments


hyped as fuck for new album, sad to see Will go

jalexander311
September 16th 2021
43 Comments


Guess he no longer getting jiggy with it,

R4zor3dge
September 17th 2021
1261 Comments


Band isn't gonna be the same without him :^(

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