(6 December 2012 – Boston, MA) New England area female fronted, punk/metal band Mongrel has announced Micah Maltais, who has been the band’s bassist since Summer 2011, will be stepping down after this Saturday’s show at The Chop Shop in Seabrook, NH in order to pursue non-music related endeavors. The bassist role will be covered by long time friend and veteran of the Massachusetts music scene, Michael Mariano  who the band knows well from his time as the guitarist in singer Jessica Sierra’s prior band, Affliction. Mariano has filled in on a few dates with Mongrel over the past month and will take over bass duties starting  Saturday, December 22nd at Charlee Bravos in Putnam CT where Mongrel will be sharing the stage with Green Jelly!

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