Med ett inlägg på sin personliga Facebooksida har basisten Rikki Riot (längst upp till vänster) meddelat att han lämnar Sister.
Följande meddelande skrev Rikki på sin Facebook:
”Its time to move on…
Sister has been such a big part of my life for the last 9 years and it feels strange to say that the show in Switzerland last Saturday will be the last show I’ll do with the band. The feeling to make a change has been growing on me for some time now and sometimes you need to close one door to make another one open. I will of course continue making music and have some ideas of what to come but only time can tell.
I want to send a special thanks to everyone that has been a part of my life in Sister over the years. To all the people who have been to the shows, bought our records or just liked our music. Utmost respectful thanks to Jamie, Tim and Cari as close friends and band members, the same to Lestat and Dani, Alan, Mike and everyone at Metal Blade records, Erik at GW management, Chris LeMon at Danger Music & Media and good luck to all of you on what I’m sure will be a cool ride making Sister even greater!
Bandet har meddelat att de kommer att fortsätta och har redan en ersättare klar. Deras meddelande är som följer:
”So it’s official. Rikki is leaving Sister after years of madness, touring and recording.
None of us wanted this to happen but it’s his choise and we respect that to 100% and wish him all the best. There are no hard feelings at all, just Rikkis drive to move on.
We want to thank Rikki for all the years of fun and hard work in Sister and being the most badass bassplayer out there.
You see a lot of this nowadays. The music business is hard, the old rockstars are fading away and bands split up.
We can assure you one thing. Sister ain’t slowing down a bit. We’re gonna hold on to you fuckers till the last breath!
We’ve had line up changes before and one thing is crystal clear: It has always made us stronger and better as a band. This will happen now again.
A replacement for Rikki is already set and will be presented soon.
The new tunes sounds better than ever and Sister will deliver a beast in 2016!
Sister has the best and most dedicated fans ever and we count on your support as you should count on us.
See you guys on the road in 2016 and let’s raise some hell.
/Cari, Tim and Jamie”