Just a few short announcements,

I need to let all of our fans know that after careful thought, Chris has decided leave the Crüxshadows. He has been with CXS for a number of years, but felt that the time was right to settle down and focus his time and energy on his family and personal life. The remaining five shows of our tour will be his last with the band, and we encourage all our fans within reasonable driving distance, to show up to our remaining 2004 performances and let him know that he will be missed. We wish him all the best, and much success.

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Earlier today we received some good news from our label. CXS can now be found in some Wal-Mart stores. Not ALL Wal-Mart stores mind you, but enough that we now are pretty much the first band from the scene to gain a foothold in the retail giant. We also will be available soon in many Sam Goody stores. CXS CD’s of course are still available from Hot Topic, Virgin Mega-stores, Tower records, Amazon.com, Isotank.com, the itunes store, and many other independent retailers in the US, as well as Media-markt and Saturn stores in Germany.

This weekend we will play for the very first time in the nation of Mexico. To be honest, we are a little nervous as none of us speaks Spanish or has ever been ‘south of the border’. The show is in Monterey, we will let you all know how that goes;-) We would love to see you there.

Echoes and Artifacts is available now through dancing ferret. What this means is this disc will now be more widely available (IE through retail outlets, online stores etc.) If you do not own a copy, it really is a “best of” & “rarities” disc representing the period between 1994 and 2001. Many have asked for it to be available in stores… and now it is.

On a very somber note, one of our fans – Michelle M. – also known as”littleblackbat” online, who was announced missing in December 2001 has recently been identified as a body found in late 2001. Police only now, three years later made the connection between the missing person report and the girl they found. She often sent us emails and was a very big supporter of CXS. It is with great sorrow that we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her friends and family. There is nothing that we can say to bring Michelle back, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with her and the loved ones she left behind. May God go with you.

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I will post soon what we have in store for 2005, so stay tuned.

live, love, be, believe…

Rogue

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