First the bad news… As you no doubt realize, Stacey is missing from many of the graphics on the new website. The truth is, we were quite surprised when Stacey let us know that she would not be returning to the Cruxshadows. She has become involved in a serious relationship, and her priorities, her wants, her goals have all changed. Being a member of this band is about as hard as it gets. We tour for extended periods of time… Travel from here to there… As many as eight months away from family and friends… We are working around the clock. I guess you get to a point where its just too much. Stacey was only with CXS for 2 and a half years, but we will miss her greatly.

Now for the good news…. We WILL be touring this year, and we WILL have a guitar player. We have found someone who is very talented but is also concerned with preserving the uniqueness of the CXS’ trademark sound. I don’t want to give the details away… But I will have more for you soon.

We also have completed the majority of work on our new website. While very similar to our former site, this website is streamlined a bit better, and gives us plenty of room to grow. Hopefully, everyone will find it far more intuitive to navigate, and we have taken a number of precautions to cut down on spam posts in our guestbook. Also- check out the new photos in our gallery- pictures from the 2003 Mera Luna show- They were taken by Kai Schmidt. Very nice I think…

I now have a way to keep up with the news postings more often, and will do my level best not to leave you all for so long again.

It gets very hard to keep up with things. It seems like the more we accomplish, the less time we have. Even our off time gets so packed things that I often find myself craving any kind of escape. But I think the posting will be better.

Email, well, that is another problem. And I haven’t caught up on things. A few weeks ago I received more bad news, well really bad news actually. My grandfather had died. I headed back to Jacksonville for the funeral. Jess and I spent some time with my family, which was nice, albeit under less than ideal circumstances. And of course, during this same time period the studio (and my house) flooded again. Problems with our neighborhood (they didn’t care for us or my rottweiler…)- and “when it rains it pours”- I moved after 11 years in the same place. What a nightmare! Needless to say- I AM WAY BEHIND on email. If you sent me an email and did not get a response, I apologize. Please don’t take it personally. But Things have been crazy, and with the number of emails I have been sent- It seems there is no way to catch up… ever.

But I will try…

We have been working on some new stuff, and while there will not be another new album until 2005 (Ethernaut afterall JUST came out), there will be enough new CXS stuff coming out this year to keep even the most demanding fan smiling.

In the weeks ahead expect a new online store, with some new stuff (for the store anyway!). We should have our European dates up soon, and we hope to add some unique content very soon.

I guess that’s all for now- but stay posted- things are happening awfully quick.

live, love, be, believe


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