Den forne SLIPKNOT-trummisen Joey Jordisons nya band, SCAR THE MARTYR, går skilda vägar med sångaren Henry Derek Bonner. Avskedad, menar bandet. ”Jag slutade”, säger sångaren.
I ett uttalande till Blabbermouth sa Bonner följande: “I’m officially parting ways with SCAR THE MARTYR due to personal differences, artistic direction and a slew of business decisions that I cannot simply ignore. I’ve given it a year of my life and now it’s time to move on. Many thanks to all of the fans and friends that have shown their support. Furthermore, I will continue making music in many forms as well as pursuing a new band with King (GOD SEED) and Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE). My very best wishes to SCAR THE MARTYR and their future success.”
Bandet anser att Bonner framställt det som att det var han som lämnade gruppen, när han i själva verket blev avskedad. I ett uttalande tydliggör de sin ståndpunkt: “To address the recent SCAR THE MARTYR news out there and make sure all the facts are straight, SCAR THE MARTYR has parted ways with [singer] Henry [Derek Bonner], not the other way around. “With all that’s been going on of late, we have been forced to take a very careful look at how we are moving forward, and with there being some creative and personal differences, it made sense to move on without Henry.
“We have been very focused on new SCAR THE MARTYR material and we couldn’t be more excited with how the music is coming out. “We are in the process of looking for a new singer and will have news on the search very soon. “We appreciate all the support from our fans and we can’t wait to share the next phase of SCAR THE MARTYR with all of you.
“We wish Henry best of luck going forward.”