Former DIAMOND HEAD singer Sean Harris says that he was "shocked" by the band's announcement that he was dismissed from the group in favor of newcomer Nick Tart.
The band's statement, which was released last week, attributed the split to "musical differences." It also added that "Nick has re-energized the band with his phenomenal voice and fresh songwriting input."
In a statement sent to MelodicRock.com, Harris said, "I am shocked and dismayed by this abuse of the name DIAMOND HEAD. As co-founder of the band, I am and will always be a member of DIAMOND HEAD and see no reason for this to change. Therefore I refute these claims for what they are; categorically untrue. I have not left, stepped down or resigned from DIAMOND HEAD, nor was I aware that Brian and I had amicably parted company. While I have no desire to play these games in public, it is obvious certain choices have been made without my knowledge or consent.
"I would like to offer my apologies to the true fans of DIAMOND HEAD who are once again being denied an opportunity to know the truth, by those who would betray the principles and integrity of an artistic vision. I would also like to thank those same fans for their patience and constant support.
"Anyone want to join my band?"
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