A couple of hours after announcing they had officially resigned with Rise Records for the release of their upcoming new EP, The Devil Wears Prada had the sad task of informing fans that they were down a member.
Taking to Facebook, frontman Mike Hranica revealed that founding member and guitarist Chris Rubey had decided to leave the band.
In the post, he writes that Rubey’s decision to leave the band had been made back in October after they concluded their Mexican tour dates. Rubey explained that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and daughter as opposed to constantly being on the road; a very understandable reason.
Unlike the departure of many founding members, Hrancia reveals that Rubey’s exit “couldn’t be more amicable” and that they already had asked a friend of theirs to fill in his vacancy during the “Zombie 5 Tour” which kicked off this past weekend.
Read the full statement below and keep an eye out for the release date of Space.
Fans of The Ghost Inside were given a little bit of a shock earlier today when the band announced that founding member, Aaron Brooks, was no longer in the band.
Taking to Facebook, the Los Angeles-based group shared the standard response to a departure by saying the guitarist/ backing vocalist had left and that they wish him the best in his future endeavors.
“The Ghost Inside is parting ways with guitar player, Aaron Brooks. The band wishes him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life.”
Brooks has been a part of the band since their inception in 2004. Brooks contributing to the band’s four albums including the recently released, Dear Youth which came out last November through Epitaph Records.
No word on whether someone will replace Brooks in the future.
In the same post about Brooks’ departure, TGI posted a link to the band’s website for upcoming tour dates. Their upcoming tour will be in Europe, but will all begin at A Day to Remember’s Self Help Festival in San Bernardino, CA on Mar. 7.