NewsJanuary 21, 2012 2:14 PM ET7,340 views

Comeback Kid guitarist leaves band

Canadian hardcore band Comeback Kid has announced the amicable departure of guitar player Casey Hjelmerg, who has been with the group since 2007. Here's the official word:
"We very unfortunately have to announce that our friend and guitar player Casey Hjelmberg has decided to leave Comeback Kid. The split is completely amicable and we're thankful to have spent as much time with him over the past few years as we have. He let us know early last year that it was time to move on with his life, and we're sorry to see him go. "Casey has been in Comeback Kid since our original vocalist Scott left in 2006 and Andrew took over vocal duties. He has been a true friend to us all and huge part of why we've been able to keep at this for as long as we have. We wish him all the luck in the world and we're sure he'll be just fine. In the meantime, our friend Stu Ross will be filling in on guitar. Stu has been on tour with us a bunch with both Misery Signals and Living with Lions. We're not going to miss a step and we look forward to seeing everyone on tour in 2012. "Our sincere thanks and love go out to Casey. We can't wait for the year to come and we hope everyone is as excited as we are."


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anonymous 1/21/2012 11:24:46 AM

stoked that the rossman finally goes back to doing something he is good at

anonymous 1/21/2012 11:24:56 AM

Come Back, Kid

anonymous 1/21/2012 11:25:51 AM

Casey is the best

anonymous 1/21/2012 12:13:54 PM

Scott left because he didn't want to sell out to victory records , he straight up told me outside of a venue , and Casey can be replaced , it's just guitar player , figure four was better

sgt_grumbles 1/21/2012 12:26:01 PM

Stop now while you can. You won't outdo Turn It Around.

Costanzig 1/21/2012 1:48:40 PM

Shit band.

StevenGlasl 1/21/2012 2:42:11 PM

good band. figure four was good but i still liked comeback kid more. and yea turn it around is going to be hard to beat. they havent made better yet anyways.

anonymous 1/21/2012 3:39:25 PM

hey come back kid!

cgrind3000 1/21/2012 4:29:44 PM

bummer, i dig this band

Tomdelay 1/21/2012 4:49:04 PM

I am taking a shit and boy does that SUCK

anonymous 1/21/2012 6:07:32 PM

Stu Ross.. Good dude great.

anonymous 1/21/2012 6:11:10 PM

Misery Signals > Comeback kid

HBDad 1/21/2012 6:24:39 PM

If he left just a few days before, maybe he could've joined Stick To Your Guns

anonymous 1/21/2012 9:11:53 PM

nice pickup...

anonymous 1/22/2012 6:07:46 AM

There's more to life than gettin drunk and playin guitar for Comeback Kid, Casey.

Snoopy2 1/22/2012 6:46:41 AM

Rise Against is stoked

anonymous 1/22/2012 11:29:15 AM

comeback kid was sad to announce they replaced a decent dude with a douchey trend hopping ex misery signals guitarist.

anonymous 1/22/2012 1:39:24 PM

Nerdy hardcore kids from 2005 and azn girls who just discovered screaming music are stoked

LoydChristmas 1/23/2012 5:18:20 AM

whoever said Misery Signals > Comeback Kid is gravely mistaken.

xmusicislifex 1/23/2012 6:57:56 AM

^ this

anonymous 1/23/2012 9:23:35 AM

Tyler the Creator is Stoked

anonymous 1/24/2012 8:54:11 PM

why does every band departure require any given band suck the departing members dck with words? who cares?

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