Cleveland thrashers SOULLESS have parted ways with longtime guitarist Jim Corrick.

After spending the better part of the past ten years melting faces and crushing kegs, Jim has decided to move on to greener hop fields. Jim will join his SOULLESS bandmates for their shows December 23 in Parma, Ohio and January 13 in Cleveland, and from there will ride off on his trusty steed directly into the Forbidden Zone to seek his future. Filling the void will be long time north coast axemaster Matt Sorg (BLOOD OF CHRIST, FROM THE DEPTHS, DECREPIT, BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM).

Commented the band: “Matt is a longtime friend, incredible player and a drinking champion. We’re thrilled that circumstances are allowing him to join us in SOULLESS. He’s a perfect fit and we plan on getting busy with him as soon as possible, teaching him our material and beginning the songwriting process for our next full-length.”

Added Jim: “Sadly, my time in SOULLESS is up. This would have been an easier decision if Chris, Jim, Dave and Wayne weren’t such god-damned rippers! It’s time for someone else to forge ahead with this metal juggernaut; I’m glad to hear my good friend Matt Sorg is stepping in to continue the assault… I can’t think of anyone else better suited for the task.”

Stated Matt: “It’s great to be joining Cleveland’s best metal band! I’ve been in bands with Chris Dora for over 17 years now and I’m glad to keep that going! I’ve known all these guys forever and I’m excited to get to thrash with them!”

SOULLESS is currently at Bad Back studios with producers David Johnson and Snacks Mahone putting the finishing touches on its latest opus, “In Death’s Grip”, which should be out in early 2012.

Formed in 1996, SOULLESS has released three full-length albums and two seven-inch singles, along with multiple appearances on various compilations and tribute records. The band’s next limited release will be the “As Darkness Dawns” seven-inch picture disc featuring exclusive artwork by metal art legend Sean Rodgers (DARK ANGEL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT).