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Amorphis bassist quits band

Thu, April 27, 2017 9:01 AM PT1,514 views

Amorphis bass player Niclas Etelävuori has exited the band after roughly 17 years with the group. Etelävuori has issued the following statement, in which he blames the band's manager for his departure:
"I've been avoiding hanging on Facebook since it was invented but now I feel it's probably the only way to get my message out as intended so I have to start now. "I'm very very sad to inform you that after 17 years I've decided to leave my duties as bass player of Amorphis. This is probably the hardest decision I ever made in my life. I still love the music and the guys and the crew are still my brothers and I wish them all all the best in the future. There's absolutely no bad blood between us. "The reason for my departure is 100% due to the (mis)management of the band. It probably sounds crazy to most of you, but that's how it is (music business can sometimes be very complicated). I got the guy his job back in the day and now I only heard lies and bullshit for the last many years, I just had enough so I gotta go I can't work or live like that. It is pretty obvious to me that the manager only works for his own best interest not for the bands best interest, and that's not how it should be. "Strange enough for me "most" of the band still wants to continue on this path so I better find another one. We all gotta do what we believe in and I don't believe in our manager anymore. I have left the door open if the band would decide to change things. "Staying true to yourself is most important in life and that's what I'm trying to do, you only live once and life is too short for bullshit. I could probably write a book about it but I'll save that for later now I'm too tired and I have to look for a new job. "I'd like to thank all the fans, companies, people I've met and worked with all over the world over the years it's been a blast. I hope we meet again some sunny day. "p.s. Bands never let your booking agent be your manager!!! (just a little advice, that we didn't take)"


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