Posts Tagged ‘departure’

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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:…

Tyler Carter leaves Woe, Is Me

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,”

Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek talks about leaving TAI

Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek, ex-drummer for The Academy Is… talks to Alternative Press about his departure from the band. He is going to focus on his new project The Animal Upstairs and plan on releasing music in October:

Your Bandcamp site says we might be able to expect new music in October?

Actually, I was picking Halloween just to pick a date. I was planning to record in June, but that got pushed back because of new songs we were working on, and I didn’t want to put a cap on [the writing process]. I thought it would be an

Wiz Khalifa defends his style

Rapper Wiz Khalifa responds to critics who have recently been commenting on a more ‘aggresive’ style since his latest hit “Black and Yellow.” A move that some say is a departure from his previous chart-topping roots. In an interview with MTV.com Khalifa assures that his album Rolling Papers is not a departure for me or my style. Anybody who’s been connected to my whole career, they know the variations of where I go and my beat selections.” You can view the rest of that interview by clicking right here.…