Guitarist Alex Auburn, of Canadian death metal band, CRYPTOPSY, has quit the band after a decade in the ranks, as revealed by Blabbermouth.net. His statement reads:
“There are many reasons why I must leave the band, and this has been going on for a while now, so I am quitting. The band and I believe it is better for me to go, so I am moving forward.
“I want to thank the guys in CRYPTOPSY for an adventurous and crazy 10 years. It’s been a great ride. I will, especially, miss the fans a great deal and I want to thank all of you for your awesome support throughout those years.
“Right now I need to take a break for a few months to reflect on my life and my future in music.
“As far as music goes, I might start my own band next summer, but I don’t know yet. In the meantime, I am open to good offers and to join other forces.”
CRYPTOPSY are no strangers to line-up changes as their latest album, The Unspoken King, was the first to feature new vocalist, Matt McGachy. McGachy, the band’s fourth vocalist, replaced original vocalist, Lord Worm, who returned from his own departure to sing on one album.