Bassist Yves Huts has announced his departure from symphonic metal band Epica.
Huts made the announcement with members of Epica over the weekend via their official website. A note posted by the band read:
It is with sadness that we announce that Yves Huts and Epica have decided to part ways. Yves has been with us from the start and has been of great value to the band. We want to thank Yves for his contribution to Epica’s success and wish him the very best in his future career, whether musically or in a different way. We will never forget the good times we shared together on the road!!
The message was followed with an image of Huts on stage, as well as a message from the departing bassist. His letter reads:
013 is the venue where we did our first show with Epica and, almost a decade later, also my last. I’m leaving the band because I have another career opportunity that is not combinable with the schedule of a world touring band. I’ve tried to live these two different lives simultaniously for as long as I could but in the end I just had to make a choice, one of the most difficult ones in my life. I look back to these 10 years in Epica satisfied and enriched with life experience. As a founding member I’m proud of what we’ve achieved so far and I’m sure the future has a lot more great things in store for the band.
I would like to thank the band, crew, fans and everybody else involved for the good times and I wish my successor good luck.
Those of you that might be interested in any possible future musical plans of mine can visit my artist page on facebook
Epica have already moved on from Huts, announcing Rob van der Loo as their new bassist. We wish the best of luck to both artists.
Epica released Requiem For The Indifferent. If you need a copy, click here and improve your day.