Bobby Gustafson

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE and guitarist Bobby Gustafson have parted ways.

Gustafson joined VIO-LENCE in January 2020 as the replacement for Ray Vegas.

VIO-LENCE released the following statement via social media: “VIO-LENCE and Bobby Gustafson have agreed to part ways effective immediately. The band cites ‘logistical difficulties that weigh too heavy to function in a productive manner’. Remaining members all ‘thank Bobby for his time in the band and all his VIO efforts. We wish him the very best.”

The band recently issued their Let The World Burn EP via Metal Blade Records. The five-song EP showcases the band’s first new material in twenty-nine years and fully delivers on the classic VIO-LENCE sound.

Let The World Burn was tracked in Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS), mixed by Tue Madsen (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN), and mastered by Ted Jensen (ALICE IN CHAINS, DEATH ANGEL) with Demmel tracking his solos at home.