Vocalist Tyler Carter has announced his departure from Rise Records’ Woe, Is Me. Carter issued the following statement to Alternative Press:
It’s not an easy step to make, but I can’t go on living a dream that I no longer have full interest in. I love the fans, and I hope the true ones will stick with Woe, Is Me and myself even after my departure. Don’t be ignorant to the situation–it’s nothing personal with the boys, I love them all. I just can’t fake passion that I once had. I always preach to my fans, “Follow your dreams,” and I need to take my own advice. My dreams are not fully achieved. I achieved several with the band, but I have many more goals to reach. This lifestyle, “rock ‘n’ roll” and what it consists of just isn’t for me anymore.
Before any rumors start, yes I am leaving Woe, Is Me. I will be blunt so you all know the truth, directly from me myself, I’m not happy in this industry and I’m more positive of a person than I have been able to display on recent tours due to drama within the band. Being in a band is not easy, and I’m not running from my problems, just following my heart, as I encourage you all to do. That’s all you really can do.
I’d like to thank the devil inside for slamming so many doors, but I thank God for opening so many more.
Word on the street is that Woe, Is Me will continue without Carter. The band has yet to officially comment, but we will update you if/when they do.