Crown The Lost Lead Guitarist Joe Bonaddio Departs, Manitic Ritual’s Dave Watson To Step In

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Crown The Lost has announced that lead guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonaddio has left the band to pursue other interests. Guitarist and founding member David E. Gehlke commented: “I’d be remiss if we didn’t speak of Joe’s impact on the band, especially on a pure musical level, as he was a key driver in practically all of our existing compositions. I have had the good fortune of playing with Joe for nine years and can safely say his talent is one-of-a-kind, and while it’s going to be odd to no longer be playing with him, this change is utterly necessary for us to be able to move forward and achieve new plateaus. We remain very good friends with Joe and wish him the best in his pursuits.”

Dave Watson of Mantic Ritual will be filling in on all live dates until a permanent lead guitarist is secured. Watson is no stranger to Crown the Lost, having produced/engineered the band’s last two albums

Crown The Lost’s new album, “Cold Pestilent Hope” (reviewed here) was just recently released and is available on all major digital retailers for the price of $6 USD.