Former NILE bassist Jon Vesano has issued a statement explaining his departure from the group. It reads as follows:
"I'm sure you're probably getting a trickle of information on what is going on.
"I have decided to depart NILE for several reasons being personal and business related. There were some opportunities presented to me that forced me to make a life-altering decision and something had to give, in turn was my involvement with NILE. I wish I could have both but you can't have everything. It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make 'cause I do love being part of NILE. I had to weigh out all of the options for my future and stability for myself. It will be something that I miss dearly and will never forget. I'm sure there will be rumors rolling around. I'm sure this statement will bring some clarity to the crap that some people may say.
"For the time being, I will be focusing on my own musical material at home where demands of my career will not have as much conflict.
"I never intended on placing NILE into a position of stress but like I said there are several factors to this decision. I hope the fans of NILE can understand that at some time in everyone's life will come a cross roads to where you must choose to be secure and happy with yourself. I truly enjoyed my four years with NILE and hope everyone did as well.
"I wish Karl, Dallas and George the best of luck and I am sure they will deliver what NILE fans desire 'cause they deserve it. See you all soon!!!!"
As previously reported, NILE have enlisted the temporary bass services of Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL) for their upcoming European tour and Krieshloff of LECHEROUS NOCTURNE for the American KING DIAMOND tour. A permanent replacement bassist has yet to be announced.