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Death Cab For Cutie Parts Ways With Guitarist Chris Walla

As of this morning, Death Cab fans have a new reason to be sad and introspective. Earlier in the day, lead guitarist Chris Walla, who appeared on and produced every one of the group’s releases since their inception, announced that he would be leaving the Seattle-based quartet after 17 years. His last public performance with the band is set for September 13, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia.

“I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple,” Walla said in a letter to fans. “I will miss being a quarter of this band, …

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The Northern Call It Quits With Release of “Revive”

This week Canadian progressive metal band, The Northern, have called it quits after a 2-year run. With their departure, the band gave fans one last track, a single entitled “Revive.” The group also left behind a heartfelt message on their Facebook page, thanking everyone for their support during their time as a band. You can read that below the jump.

Despite the bad news, the band indicated that a new project is already in the works, containing members of The Northern, along with some additional talent. Unfortunately, it looks like you’ll have to wait to hear more.

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Dan Trapp Officially Parts Ways With Senses Fail

In response to a recent wave of speculation, over the weekend, Dan Trapp of Senses Fail confirmed via Instagram that he is no longer an active member of the four-piece, and instead will be focusing his time on the “pursuit of other musical ventures and projects.” You can view the drummer’s official statement by following the jump below.

With the exception of frontman Buddy Nielsen, Trapp had been the last remaining original member of the New Jersey outfit, and had been featured on every one of the group’s releases since their inception in 2002. At this time, the band has …

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HRBRS Part Ways With Vocalist

California hardcore outfit HRBRS have been through a variety of member changes over the span of their existence, but this fact does not make departures any less saddening when they occur. Today’s adieu is especially difficult, as vocalist and founding member Matt Gutierrez has announced he will be parting ways with the band. According to Gutierrez, the split is fully amicable and came solely from his yearlong struggle of grappling with whether or not to leave the band. He also stated he feels the group will “come back stronger than ever” after regrouping, and it’s hard not to believe him …

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Bradley Walden Departs From Squid The Whale

We here at UTG are sad to inform that Squid The Whale have decided to continue on as a band without their longtime vocalist, Bradley Walden. The Michigan-based “rock & soul” group went public with the decision about 45 minutes ago in the form of a Facebook status, and aside from saying “there needed to be a change within the group and letting him go is more than a positive one,” there has been no direct reason given for why this line-up change has been made.

Although the band has made it clear that they plan to stay together …

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Case Snedecor & Issues Post Statements On His Departure

As promised, both Issues and Case Snedecor have posted official statements on his departure from the band. In case you missed it, a few days ago Case announced that he had parted ways with the band, and stated he as well as Issues would be posting statements on the situation later this week. To read those statements, you can take a look below the jump.

In short, both parties state that there’s no animosity, there are just some musical differences that could not be reconciled. Case still plans on continuing his musical journey, and Issues have no intention of slowing …

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Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley Discusses Stevo’s Departure

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley did a recent interview discussing drummer Stevo Jocz’s (Stevo) departure. Jocz’s continued back problems were affecting his playing and contributed to his stepping down.

Check out a section of the interview below and read the entire piece by simply clicking here.

4) Was Stevo’s departure already planned before you cancelled the last shows ?
Not that i knew of. He may have been thinking of it already. I’m not sure. I think we were all pretty tired and burnt out by the end of this tour. Or at least i know i was and

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Forever My Love Lose Vocalist; Planning Hometown Show

Long Island’s Forever My Love have been one of the most talked about underground acts of the last year, and it’s with sad hearts we come to you now to announce that vocalist Derek Dillon is planning to leave the band in the immediate future. A statement from Dillon explaining his decision to leave and what it means for the future of Forever My Love can be read below:

Hey All,

Its Derek here, I just wanted to take a moment to let everyone who may care about Forever My Love know what’s going on with the band.

As most …

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BREAKING: Vocalist Lacey Sturm Leaves Flyleaf; Band Plans To Continue On

Hard rock act Flyleaf have announced plans to part ways with vocalist Lacey Sturm in the near future. Sturm, who has been with the band for the last decade, has issued a statement of her own to explain the reasons for her departure. You can view both Mosley’s message, as well as an introduction from the remaining members of Flyleaf, below. Our apologies for the image file, but it’s how the band chose to break the news:

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Drummer Parts Ways With Ace Augustine

If you’re a fan of the hardcore group Ace Augustine, then today is a sad day indeed! It was announced by the band via their Facebook page that their drummer, Dougie Kent, has made the decision to part ways with the band to pursue a rap career.

You can check out a full statement from the band below the jump, as well as a follow up statement which from Doug himself. If you’re a talented drummer looking for a hardcore Christian band then now would be a good time to start sending them your audition tapes! According to their statement, …

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Chiodos Release Statement Regarding The Departure Of Tanner And Brandon

Chiodos is coming into the picture to give all of their fans an official statement regarding the state of the band. The guys touch on losing both their vocalist Brandon Bolmer and drummer Tanner Wayne earlier today.

There is no word yet of whether or not Craig Owens has decided to join the team but UTG will keep you updated if such events take place. Read the band’s message below and comment with your thoughts.

“Hey everybody. Long time no update, we know. We figure it is about time for one after seeing the news today, that you’ve likely seen

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Ex-Human Abstract Vocalist Discusses Departure

Former Human Abstract frontman Travis Richter has finally opened up to fans about his departure from the band.

Taking the route many are choosing these days, Richter opted to not speak to press and instead made a possibly much honest and open post on his Tumblr. You can read what he had to say below:…