March 19, 2001
AKERCOCKE have been signed by Peaceville Records. The bands second full length studio album entitled "Goat Of Mendes", recorded at their own ‘Goat Of Mendes’ Studio, will be out in May, and the release will be supported by some live appearances in the UK and Europe. Plans are already underway for the next leg of the Peacefest shows of which Akercocke will feature high on the bill.
Chief Spires, bassist of NILE, has parted ways with the critically-acclaimed band upon return from their European headlining tour. Spires cites creative differences as the reason for the split and wishes to thank all the NILE fans worldwide for the years of support. NILE will soon announce a replacement and upcoming summer tour plans. NILE wishes Spires the best in any of his future musical endeavors.