Akercoke lose bassist

ChoronzonDeath metalers Akercoke have announced the bassist Peter Theobalds has left the band.

Theobalds said in an a statement yesterday: “It’s been possibly the most difficult decision in my life to make but after 10 years of the beast that Akercocke has become, it’s time to hit the highway in search of new adventures. My reasons are many and varied but the principal factor has been that the original vibe that drove me to play has gone, the fun, the utter immersion of the music and friendship and the camaraderie has been slowly eroding for me personally over the last year or so It’s given me so many unforgettable moments and brought me into contact with some amazing human beings and situations and I shall sincerely miss all of those aspects. But my heart tells me its time to seek other ideals and situation. I will NOT be giving up music however and will continue to bash out some form of pseudo metallic noise, until chronic rheumatoid arthritis turns my hands into claws or Alzheimer’s finally puts paid to what little common sense I currently possess”.

Thoebalds’ bandmates Jason Mendonca and David Gray have confirmed they will continue as Akercoke, with new bass player Peter Benjamin. An as yet untitled new album is expected via Earache in May.

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