Thomas Erak Leaves Chiodos to Focus on the Fall of Troy’s New Record

This time last year, it was difficult to not be excited for Chiodos’ new record, Devil. Craig had returned, and the addition of Thomas Erak seemed to ensure that the group’s forthcoming effort would likely be their most diverse outing to date. Unfortunately, this hope was never realized, as the band’s latest attempt found them revisiting familiar territory with mixed results.

Now, eight months removed from Devil, Thomas Erak has taken to social media to announce his departure from the Michigan-based outfit. In a series of tweets to fans, Erak explained that he would instead be focusing …


Azealia Banks Parts Ways With Interscope Records

A few months back, Azealia Banks made headlines for publicly voicing her dissatisfaction with Interscope Records via a series of nasty tweets. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, late yesterday, the 23-year-old rapper returned to Twitter to announce that she has parted ways with the Universal offshoot, and is apparently really freakin’ jacked about it. See what she had to say by following the jump below.

Banks’ excitement shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, as in the past she has made a point to outwardly blame the label for delaying her forthcoming album, Broke With Expensive Taste

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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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Frankie Muniz Leaves Kingsfoil

Apart from his acting career, Frankie Muniz has taken to music to indulge his creative side. His most recent endeavor was joining the indie rock band Kingsfoil, for which he was drummer.

Today Kingsfoil announced that he would be leaving the band. Due to scheduling conflicts, the band decided that they will tour this Spring without him. Muniz is rounding 30 and looking to make yet another career change in the near future.

A statement was made by Kingsfoil in their Facebook page this afternoon.

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Jesse Lawson Parts Ways With Sleeping With Sirens

Believe it or not, Sleeping With Sirens contains five members, and one of them has decided to part ways with the group. Jesse Lawson, now formerly the guitarist of the band, has released a statement indicating that it is time for him to focus on family and his next musical endeavor. You can read what he had to say by taking a look below the jump.

The band hasn’t made a statement on his departure, or stated if they plan on replacing him or not, but we will post an update if they decide to comment.

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Chelsea Grin’s Alex Koehler Leaves Hearts&Hands

Chelsea Grin frontman Alex Koehler had to step down from his frontman role in Hearts&Hands. Hearts&Hands’ own Alex Lyman talked at length about the line-up changes and can be read below!

Watch the video interview detailing the band’s future plans and much more right here on UTG Review and get ready for new music soon.

“I’ve been pretty quiet following today’s news from Hearts&Hands regarding the departure of Alex Koehler, Introducing the new band ect. ect.

I really wanted time to let people know in full detail what’s going on, has gone on, and how I personally feel about things.…

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Nine Inch Nails’ Bassist Eric Avery Leaves Band

Nine Inch Nails‘ bass player Eric Avery has written a letter to fans explaining his recent departure from the group. Read the statement from Avery below and say your goodbyes after the jump.

its with very mixed emotions i tell you all that im pulling out of NIN. i know. its been a tough call and i don’t know if its the right one. but i really want to focus on my musical life here in la, on film work in particular. as the tour dates kept growing… i just got overwhelmed. i just got home from a year

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Motionless In White Drummer Angelo Parente Leaves Band

Around midnight last night, Motionless In White released a statement confirming founding drummer Angelo Parente has left the band. Read what the band as well as Parente had to say in their respective letters below.

Original message from Parente:
“To my friends, family, and all the amazing Motionless In White fans, this is very hard to say, and I’m sure it will hit me harder soon, but I will no longer be in the band.

This decision did not just all of sudden happen. After doing this since I was 17, the nonstop touring, and everything else that comes with …

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Jonathan Corey Leaves Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra have announced that their long time friend and bassist Jonathan Corey is parting ways with the band. He doesn’t say the specific reason why he is leaving but the band indicated on their Facebook page that he is pursuing a career outside of music.

You can read the official statement from the band and from Jonathan by taking a look below the jump. We hope that Jonathan is successful and wish him luck in all of his future endeavors.


HOLY SH!T: Coby Linder Leaves Say Anything

Coby Linder, long time drummer for Say Anything and beach body specialist (seriously, follow him on Twitter and get some health advice), has left Say Anything. Max had been hinting at major news coming from the band, but for it to turn into this blew me away.

Max Bemis said “As of a couple weeks ago, Coby and I made the mutual decision to retire his role as the permanent drummer of Say Anything. This choice was made for a multitude of reasons, many involving where both Coby and I are at personally in our lives versus our roles

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Jonathan Kindler Has Left The Chariot

The Chariot‘s own Jonathan Kindler has let his fans know (via Instagram) that he has made the decision to leave the band. Read his official message by simply looking below and comment after the jump.

We wish Kindler the best of luck on his future endeavors.

“For the last 6 years I have been blessed to be apart of The Chariot, a place where God has taught me to create and worship freely. I am most thankful for the relationships I have been blessed with; my brothers in The Chariot, and the countless friendships that I have gained all

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Ryan Richards Leaves Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend‘s original drummer Ryan Richards has decided to part ways with the band after ten years. Replacing Richards on the kit will be good friend, and former Rise To Remain drummer, Pat Lundy.

Read the special message from Ryan Richards by simply looking below and leave a comment for him after the jump. UTG wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

“Hey everyone

After ten wonderful, enriching, emotional and fascinating years being a part of Funeral for a Friend – I’ve decided to hang up my drum sticks (or at least put them …

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