LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2015 — After parting ways with bass player Ken Harrinton and the name Cholos On Acid, the newly rebranded Ventura/Oxnard trash metal band Cycos On Acid has released a remastered and rebranded version of its Grab Your Brain full length, which is available for free now on their website.
In addition to this release, guitar player Kevin Rehak says the band plans to release new Cycos On Acid full length in early 2016. “This is the lineup from the ’80s that everyone remembers and will be continuing to provide the same street thrash sound we have been for years,” Rehak told Wells On Music. “Still COA, just refreshed and energized for the next chapter of the band.”
In April 2015, the rest of the members of Cholos On Acid split with bass player Ken Harrington due to what Rehak described as “conflicts of the vision of the band.” Adam Fuscaldo was then brought in to play bass. Harrington and the other members settled out of court, leaving Harrington with the Cholos On Acid name.
Harrington says that he will continue to play under the name with new members. A Facebook post from Oct. 15 said the band was “in the process of finalizing a record deal for the release of a new CD of our early music, encompassing 1986-1988 and including many previously unrecorded songs.”