MEMOIRA: Guitarist Departure Announcement Was 'Just A Huge Misunderstanding'

Finnish female-fronted metal band MEMOIRA, which announced on November 29 that it was parting ways with guitarist Jani Haanpää, has issued the following update:

"This is kinda embarrasing but this information is wrong and all this is just a huge misunderstanding. Guitarist Jani Haanpää is still in the band and will be. Jani is only taking a little break as his family is having their second child in the beginning of January and will return back to work in the end February. So all is good. MEMOIRA will take a creative break from gigging and will concentrate on new material and plans for the new video. Gigs start again in the end of February."

MEMOIRA's self-titled debut album was released in August via Nightmare Records.

The band's sound was previously described by the label as "epic melancholic metal that has progressive and gothic orchestral parts." According to Nightmare, MEMOIRA carries on "in the fashon of bands such as NIGHTWISH, EPICA, KAMELOT, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EVANESCENCE and LACUNA COIL."

MEMOIRA's video for the song "Liberation" can be viewed below.

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