Loathe part ways with founding guitarist Connor SweeneySunday, September 19, 2021 10:59 AM PT / 4,513 views
UK metal band Loathe have announced the departure of guitarist and co-founder Connor Sweeney.
The group has issued the following statement:
"Loathe regretfully announce the departure of Connor Sweeney. We would like to thank Connor for his contributions and commitment to Loathe over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavours. The remaining tour dates with While She Sleeps will continue as planned. Thank you for your continued support."
Meanwhile, Sweeney had this to say:
"I can't believe I'm saying this, but with the largest stone in my throat and a leaden heart, I've decided to part ways with Loathe. Thank you to everyone who has ever supported me in this band and in music as it means everything to me. Without music i wouldn't be alive. Seriously.
"I am not dead musically as I have something I'm working on, that I will be putting what's left of my heart and soul into after what has been a harrowing ordeal this past year.
"I thought some things might have changed with time within the band but unfortunately in this case things continued to stay the same. So as to preserve my own well being and mental health I have decided to leave.
"Thank you to all who have ever been there in any and every way, It really really does mean more than I could ever describe. I WILL be back with new music and hopefully playing shows again once all is ready."