NewsOctober 5, 2021 2:37 PM ET3,830 views

Cancer Bats guitarist and co-founder Scott Middleton quits band

Cancer Bats guitar player Scott Middleton has announced his departure from the group he co-founded some 17 years ago. The band has consequently postponed the remainder of their 2021 and will instead focus on on their next album.

"After recent life events, no, more than ever it feels the time is right for me to prioritize my family, personal growth/health, and focus my music career toward helping other bands and artists through my experience and passion for producing, mastering, and mixing," said Middleton in a statement.

"I look back on all the records we made, the countless tours and shows, the accomplishments we achieved together, and memories we've shared with immense pride and gratitude," he added. "I have nothing but love and support for Mike, Jaye and Liam and wish them all the best in the future."


For their part, Cancer Bats had the following to say: "We wish Scott all the best in his future endeavours. This is by no means the end of Cancer Bats. The 3 of us will continue on this sonic path of destruction, heading into the studio soon to start tracking CB7. Due to Scotts departure, we are going to be postponing all shows for the rest of the year. Thank you for your understanding and we can wait to see you all next year! Thanks to Scott for being our Brother in Metal the last 17 years. Many hails to Scoeb the Mayor 🤘"

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