Nick Oliveri ranks as rock's most abrasive personality, having been kicked out of the drug-addled Queens of the Stone Age ("the band of no rules now has fuckin' rules," he griped in a statement after his dismissal) and, more recently, booted from the depraved Dwarves. The Genitorturers, an industrial-metal group known for its shocking stage spectacles, seems like the type of anything-goes outfit that would maintain its membership regardless of transgressions, but drummer Angel split to join the blatantly satanic band Rikets
. In October, shortly after the release of its inaugural EP, Anything for the Devil
, Angel and two other members left Rikets (its Web site references "personal and musical differences that spiraled out of control") to found Tinjen. So Rikets can no longer claim "featuring former Genitorturers" on its promotional poster, unless it switches to a lowercase g
. Still, as long as its sound (hard-pulsing beats, clattering riffs) and attitude (sample T-shirt slogan: "Buy Guns, Do Drugs, Kill People, Fuck You") remain intact, fans of the debut disc won't mind a little personnel shuffling.