This is interesting. I always thought Pat left Nevermore to play a death metal style but he says here he was fired. I even read an interview with Jeff saying as much. So what's the story behind his firing? http://rue-morgue.com/2012/02/cannibal-corpse-refuse-to-die/ I got an invitation to play with Nevermore, so I went up there and jammed with them for two years. My brother and some other friends of mine all moved out to the Los Angeles area. Anyway, I got kicked out of Nevermore and thought, Ah, fuck, what am I going to do? Well, I was not going to go back to Kentucky. I thought, Im just going to drive down the coast and go to LA, go to Baywatch for a while. You know, party, drink and chase women. I went down there and had a great time, but I wasnt really focusing on music. The whole thing with Nevermore left kind of a bitter taste in my mouth and I was just living there day by day with no direction. This girl I knew who was into metal, who Id met through Nevermore because shed come up to Seattle, wound up hooking me up with Monstrosity because they needed a guitar player. I basically just did that out of principle. I was not playing the guitar as I should have been playing it. I wasnt practicing; I needed to get into something that would force me to do that.