Just wanted to add this little story I found on MTV.com about Sparta, they talk about the new guitarist, where they have been and the last album. Best part it has some tour dates including one here in Austin. [link]
Sparta tour dates:
9/28 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
9/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Jillian's
10/2 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
10/3 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/8 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
10/9 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
10/10 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat