Bravewords is reporting that, Catamenia have parted ways with singer Olli-Jukka Mustonen. Guitarist Ari Nissilä has issued the following update:

"The fear that something negative will happen turned into reality at Montreal [on Catamenia's Canadian Tour] when we realized that Olli, our lead vocalist, won't show up there. Unfotunately he missed his flight at Paris CDG airport, but we did hope that he could fly to Montreal next day with reserved ticket, but this never happened.

Now, we had a nightmare staring us. We didn't came all the way to Canada just to inform that this is it, we can't do the tour. When the first shock was over, we start to seek the solution. Since I was doing vocals on rehearsals just for this kind of 'impossible situations,' we wanted to give a shot for it, so I'm going to do lead vocals.

So, the show went better than none of us dared to hope, and so did the second, the third and so on. People who were listening our concerts took me open minded as a lead vocalist... and... they liked what they heard.

This misfortune led to conversation about the band's future. The solution is that the whole band wanted to me be as lead singer from now on. I am speechless about this and still try to get it in my mind what the hell is happening. One thing is sure… I will give that 110 percentage and my heart for this band, like I have done all the years I have lived with Catamenia. Now there is just more responsibility, but the train is very same, so is the man.

Guys of Catamenia did everything that I won't break before the first show doing lead vocals. These guys trusted, helped and supported me the way that I still wonder how can I thank them enough. The pressure was so huge that I would never make it without these guys.

Now after few days in home solving things in my head, I have one thing to say to these guys… This band is my family! You guys are the brothers I never had! I will do everything for you — without any doubt. Thousand thanks for you for your trust and support!

For fans... We hope that you look this as a new page in Catamenia 's path and be open-minded. We will guarantee you that with your trust and help, the triumph of Catamenia is just about to begin! WE WILL MANAGE, is our motto all together.

For Olli... We really do hope all the best for you in the future and we hope from our hearts that we can stay as friends as before because you can always consider us as your friends."

As previously reported, [Link], the band will enter the studio in July to record their new album "VIII".

Band profile: Catamenia
Posted: 28.05.2008 by Thryce


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Bararey - 28.05.2008 at 14:23  
So this kinda means Olli got fired right?
Unerly - 28.05.2008 at 14:33  
Awww snap. I feel bad for Olli. Mega ditch!
I can't wait to hear their new vocals tho.
Abattoir - 28.05.2008 at 14:56  
metal2000 - 28.05.2008 at 15:53  
just because he missed the flight, our there is anther problem, I'm so confused.
White Winter Sun - 28.05.2008 at 18:16  
Strange reason... As said Ari, the band is his life, the members his brothers, why they didn't take the plane in family...
More seriously, where are Olli's words with his explanation...
Sepulchre - 28.05.2008 at 18:33  
It seems like there is more involved with this
dancingdecember - 28.05.2008 at 19:49  
he could have just said "oh my god im doing the vocals im the frontman i will get the majority of girls now,at long fucking last!!!!"

there is no sincerity in this statement but unsuccesfull,cheesy plastic gratitude.

im not so sure about that strong friendship he feels towards the other guys too coz it seemed to me that he was waiting for a chance to do this and even if not no one would screw a friend like this in an instant.what is the other guy supposed to do now that they ditched him right on the spot.

so.. fuck off.
selken - 29.05.2008 at 00:10  
Yeah it seems that there is something else.... but this flight incident could have been the last straw from previous conflicts...

anyway that sounds very interesting, since fans on Canada liked it
Rituale_Satanum - 29.05.2008 at 08:38  
so if he got "fired" he will not sing on MC in slovenia bad...wish him the best though
BurbotsRevenge - 29.05.2008 at 08:53  
thats a huge twist with the new album coming up...
Hyvaarin - 29.05.2008 at 09:09  
That letter has the most awesome euro-English ever.
FOOCK Nam - 29.05.2008 at 13:50  
Damn, I will miss the ex vocalist, which is perfect for Location:COLD. Looking forwards to hear the new vocal.
Doc Godin - 31.05.2008 at 00:00  
deathovertime - 17.06.2008 at 20:22  
"- Catamenia is again a 5-piece band by the departure of vocalist Olli Mustonen. There were some problems with his vocals cords and he had lost his voice. From now on the lead vocals are sang by Ari Nissilä and Kari Vähäkuopus."

This came from their official site. Seemed a little odd to me when I read it, short, and straight to the point.

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