March 18, 2003
Former EXCITER vocalist / frontman Jacques Belanger has re-joined the band, after a 1 1/2 year absence. As a result, Rob Degroot, who joined EXCITER in the fall of 2002 is no longer the band’s vocalist, due to the fact, the band felt that he was not progressing and adapting to EXCITER’s signature style. EXCITER is writing new material and are looking foward to playing shows, this year, in Europe and USA.
Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta (born 19.5.1977), the guitar player of both FINNTROLL and IMPALED NAZARENE, died in Helsinki on Sunday the 16th of March in an alcohol-related falling accident. Finntroll and Impaled Nazarene are very devastated for this loss: "Not only did we lose a great guitar player, but we also lost a very good friend."