German metalcore act MACHINEMADE GOD has issued the following update:"We are very sorry to announce that singer Flo [Florian Velten] is leaving the band for several personal and familiar reasons. At present, he sees no way to go on and we really regret this fact. Nonetheless, we have to accept and respect his decision. "With Flo we made great albums and played unforgettable shows, we had great times together. We wish him all the best for the future. Thank you, Flo! "However, we will continue to work on new material. Who will become the new voice and face of the band has not been decided yet — but expect a CD release in 2009. We are currently casting potential singers, but if you think you are or know the right frontman for MMG and experienced enough (should live in Germany / Nordrhein-Westfalen), feel free to contact us." Commented Velten: "This was definately one of the toughest decisions I had to make and it was really hard to face the fact that I'm truly giving up on this band. There are a lot of reasons that have brought me to this. "Anyways, I wanna thank everyone who has ever been a part of MMG for the good times I had while being in this band, all the people I have met, the places I have seen just by playing music and doing what I love. Thanks to everyone who suported us, came to our shows, bought our stuff, booked us, promoted us, all the bands we had the chance and pleasure to tour and share the stage with and everyone at Metal Blade Records for giving us the chance to be a part of the MB family, and all the awesome work they have done for us. See you around." MACHINEMADE GOD's latest album, "Masked", was released last year. The CD is the follow-up to "The Infinity Complex", which came out in February 2006 via Metal Blade Records.