March 26, 2002

The new San Francisco Bay Area-based project featuring SADUS/TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, SADUS frontman Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, has tentatively set SUICIDE SHIFT as its moniker, and are presently finalizing work on 10 original compositions, some of which have been completed, while others still “need a lot of work with Chuck”, according to DiGiorgio.

Chuck thought of [the name SUICIDE SHIFT] first and we weren't sure we liked it,” stated the bassist. “Then it grew on us and when we told him we liked it, [but] it didn't seem like he wanted to use it anymore. I would like to use it, as would Darren, but we haven't discussed the matter [with Chuck] any further in a couple of weeks.”

Although SADUS/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Allen is certain to appear on SUICIDE SHIFT's upcoming debut album, THE HAUNTED skinsman Per Jensen and former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ drummer Norm Leggio were reportedly approached about contributing, but their participation has not yet been confirmed.

Per was asked [to contribute to the album], but only hypothetically during his stop through on tour [with THE HAUNTED], so he knows [that we're interested in using him], but we haven't had the chance to really officially ask for his commitment,” commented DiGiorgio. “Norm was asked by me, and I want him to participate, but I don't know if the other two guys are into that, so [all of this is purely speculation at the moment].”

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