NewsSeptember 11, 2008 3:16 PM ET5,231 views

Scar Symmetry parts ways with singer

Swedish metal band Scar Symmetry (Nuclear Blast Records) has announced the departure of singer, Christian Alvestam. The group has issued the following: "A few months ago we decided to part ways with Christian. The reasons are mainly the clichéd 'business and creative differences' and lack of interpersonal chemistry. We came to a point where the band's existence was in jeopardy because of these differences, and the only way for us to continue with an inspired state of mind was to go through with this change in the line-up. "This should come as a total surprise to most of you, though you might have wondered why no gigs/tours have been announced since the release of 'Holographic Universe.' The truth is, we have been offered several tours and one-off shows that everyone in the band wanted to do except for Christian. In a situation like that you get a lot of frustration and it was in everyone's best interest to go separate ways. "We started Scar Symmetry just for the fun of it, never with the idea of becoming hugely successful or whatever. Now, three albums into our career, we've toured both Europe and North America, our latest CD made it to Billboard's Top Heatseekers' chart and we've enjoyed success way beyond our expectations. Needless to say, the situation for us as a band has changed since we started playing together in 2004 and the band is bigger than ever. We had the choice to either take a step back with Christian in the band or a step forward without him. We choose to go forward. "There comes a time to let go and move on, and that time is now. Scar Symmetry wishes Christian the best of luck with his future endeavors and salutes the good times we had with him in the band. We will announce the identity of Christian's replacement shortly."



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