Vocalist Jimmie Strimell has announced his departure from the Swedish metal band DEATHDESTRUCTION.
Commented the remaining members of the group: "After several discussions about what we think is best for this band, and where we need to be going, the four of us decided that Jimmie should focus on his commitments with [his other band] DEAD BY APRIL, and leave DEATHDESTRUCTION. There are no hard feelings from any of us — there's nothing but love!
"After DEAD BY APRIL's appearance on the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest, the band got a second breakthrough in Sweden, which, of course, affects DEATHDESTRUCTION's touring possibilities.
"Jimmie doesn't want to be the guy holding back the band's opportunities to tour, do live shows etc, due to gigs with his other band. So, even though this wasn't what we'd planned, all four of us feel that this is the best solution.
"We sincerely wish the best to Jimmie and DEAD BY APRIL.
"So, for the time being, we have no singer. We've just started writing new material for our second album that will be released on Sony Music. We are totally stoked about it and can't wait to hit the studio again together with our producer Roberto Laghi!
"So if any one of you out there think you're the man for this job, give us a shout at [email protected]"
DEATHDESTRUCTION last year inked a deal with the Swedish branch of Sony Music Entertainment. The band's three-song EP, "Fuck Yeah", was released in April 2011 and was followed by the group's self-titled debut album in August. The CD was recorded at IN FLAMES' IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE).
[to be announced] - Vocals
Henrik Danhage (ex-EVERGREY) - Guitar
Fredrik "Loppan" Larsson (HAMMERFALL) - Bass
Jonas Ekdahl (ex-EVERGREY) - Drums
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