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Close Your Eyes singer quits band

Friday, March 02, 2012 11:41 AM PT


Close Your Eyes has confirmed our recent speculation that singer Shane Raymond has left the band. The group has issued the following statement:

"Recently, there have been many rumors and assumptions about us due to our cancellation of the Symptoms & Cures tour. We regret having to cancel but it was something we needed to do for personal reasons. We appreciate the patience and support from all of our fans. Unfortunately, we have to confirm that Shane will be leaving Close Your Eyes. Touring as much as we do with few breaks in between can be difficult on anyone. The fact of the matter is, Shane has had troubles with his voice and vocal performances due to stress and physical strain. Simply put, he can no longer continue being our vocalist. Touring isn't for everybody. Some realize it early on, others later. Shane realized he didn't enjoy touring long ago, but still pursued the road with us despite the mental and physical struggles that came with it. We love Shane and hope for the best in whatever he does from here on out. We hope all of our fans can understand this difficult decision. We appreciate all of the support over the years and still hope to have continued love and devotion from all of you as we have to you."


46 comments


3/2/2012 11:45:07 AM
bummer

anonymous
3/2/2012 11:47:01 AM
That sucks. Shane is a good dude.

anonymous
3/2/2012 11:48:14 AM
"ATTENTION: singer replaced with ipod"
good one gays

anonymous
3/2/2012 11:54:57 AM
that's suck's they should get todd mackey to replace him lol.

anonymous
3/2/2012 11:55:21 AM
singr flip

3/2/2012 11:57:46 AM
good.

anonymous
3/2/2012 12:15:03 PM
All these kids saying shanes some amazing guy are idiots. Talk to anyone who knows him personally. He didnt have a problem with touring until his girlfriend caught him talking to other girls and getting "pics". THATS IT. Dont fck around on your girl and leave it on your phone. He quit the band cause she made him choose. Anyone who knows them knows how bad they are for eachother.Give it a few months now that hes home full time and he will be begging to join CYE again.

anonymous
3/2/2012 12:21:55 PM
tell Shane to go wash his pssy...

anonymous
3/2/2012 12:22:54 PM
fcking dumb. Girls are fcking skanks anyway. all of them are literally retarded. should have stayed in this band.

anonymous
3/2/2012 12:29:03 PM
Way to bitch out dude.

3/2/2012 12:32:48 PM
you are the weakest link.... goodbye

anonymous
3/2/2012 12:41:30 PM
I hope they realize that anything they do from now on literally won't be worth listening to. Bring back Beatin' Up Girls.

3/2/2012 12:42:45 PM
bishes dont want some loser band guy who's away from them 9 months out of the year and yea, NOT making any money from it.

good for this dude for realizing its time to grow up.

3/2/2012 12:48:02 PM
I dounno guys; pics are pretty sweet. Pics or gtfo.

3/2/2012 12:57:50 PM
also its beautiful irony that they have a shirt in their merch store entitled "break up"

anonymous
3/2/2012 1:28:53 PM
wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh :(

anonymous
3/2/2012 1:31:53 PM
SHIT ON MY fckING t-ts..

anonymous
3/2/2012 1:40:26 PM
Never heard of this band.

anonymous
3/2/2012 2:05:48 PM
shane raymond ain't shit and plus hes a fake christian like mattie montgomery of for today so fck THEM BOTH and just move on and pick up anthony gunnells from through the eyes of the dead and becomes BRUTAL AS fck without the whiny emo singing

anonymous
3/2/2012 3:53:35 PM
^ wow. next level of gay

anonymous
3/2/2012 4:05:42 PM
throatflip

3/2/2012 4:09:05 PM
band no one has heard of has some gay no one cares about quit. AWESOME NEWS

anonymous
3/2/2012 4:50:30 PM
Brian moore is not stoked

anonymous
3/2/2012 9:17:51 PM
to the dumb ass who said
"shane raymond ain't shit and plus hes a fake christian like mattie montgomery of for today..."
Do you know them personally, mattie is proboly one of the nicest men i have ever met. when For Today play in santa cruz i met mattie after the show. he told me some stuff that changed my life, gave me a new perspective. aswell i watched him buy food for a homeless man and proceed to pray with him.

anonymous
3/2/2012 10:03:06 PM
fck all of you. This band rules but i'm skepticle of how they'll do without Shane. fck.

3/3/2012 12:10:36 AM
having insurance and dental is the odds on favorite guys. take my picture with the kitty dangling, staple to your cubicle. every morning repeat HANG IN THERE

anonymous
3/3/2012 1:38:48 AM
Close Your Eyes is good. Break it down dood.

3/3/2012 5:41:36 AM
anonymous8 hours ago
to the dumb ass who said
"shane raymond ain't shit and plus hes a fake christian like mattie montgomery of for today..."
Do you know them personally, mattie is proboly one of the nicest men i have ever met. when For Today play in santa cruz i met mattie after the show. he told me some stuff that changed my life, gave me a new perspective. aswell i watched him buy food for a homeless man and proceed to pray with him.


you also sucked his dck you pathetic gay.

anonymous
3/3/2012 7:27:36 AM
LOL at measuring eachothers level of christianity.

There only classification level of christianity. Pathetic and Dumb

Get a REAL hobby folks.

anonymous
3/3/2012 9:42:25 AM
Anyone passing up the change to tour with THE Andrew Neufeld needs to take a step back and wash the c-m out of their heads. Set the goose free, CAW!

anonymous
3/3/2012 9:47:47 AM
Pathetic to see how many ignorant gays are threatened by religous beliefs of others. What pathetic LOSERS.

anonymous
3/3/2012 9:50:33 AM
This Band evolve to :
Close your mouth.

anonymous
3/3/2012 10:57:15 AM
Comeback Kid's old singer with join them.

3/3/2012 11:11:56 AM
anonymous1 hour ago
Pathetic to see how many ignorant gays are threatened by religous beliefs of others. What pathetic LOSERS.................... gays? *god shakes head and sighs* "YOU ARENT HELPING NIMROD"

anonymous
3/3/2012 12:06:40 PM
who? dont give a fck.

anonymous
3/3/2012 4:56:56 PM
pretend to be a christian band to make the money,all these dck ass kids buy into it.whos down to make some mock jesus jamz and live happily ever after?

anonymous
3/4/2012 2:48:06 AM
Close Your Browser

anonymous
3/4/2012 6:41:21 AM
His vocal chords were strained from all the c-ck he deep-throats

anonymous
3/4/2012 6:29:40 PM
Religion lol if I seen some gay praying outside of
7-11 with some vagrant id light them both on fire and beat the shit outta them with my beat pipe

anonymous
3/4/2012 7:14:54 PM
Romans 5:3-5

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

anonymous
3/5/2012 12:12:26 PM
LOL to everyone talking so much shit.. I mean really if you dont or didnt like the band dont post shit on here Shane was a brilliant vocalist and lyricist... Great person i have hung out with him many times after the shows in Sc. So dont judge him just cause he left the band he left because he wanted to. All in all I dont know what CYE will do so this sucks

3/5/2012 12:43:55 PM
My first love is in high school.
He is a handsome boy, most of my classmates are think so.
He named jim, my desk mate .
At that time,I am not good at math ,but he did.everyday he have a chance he will teach me.

anonymous
3/6/2012 5:13:12 AM
To this guy:
"Religion lol if I seen some gay praying outside of
7-11 with some vagrant id light them both on fire and beat the shit outta them with my beat pipe"
Really dude? Because someone gave a poor person food and prayed with them you'd light them on fire and beat the shit out of them with your... "rape pipe"? Sweet. Do you claim to be enlightened and free from the "violent" and "close minded" doctrines of religion? You're ignorant and a hypocrite.

anonymous
3/6/2012 2:27:33 PM
This sucks. To all the people that are hating on them, just because they don't have the same beliefs in you doesn't mean you have to bash them. Bash them because you don't like their music. Don't say you don't like simply because their christian. Shane and Mattie are not fake and if you actually met them you would see that. If they were a fake they wouldn't spend so much time making christian songs. Listen to Mattie's album When Fathers Become Sons you'll see that he is an amazing man of God.

anonymous
3/9/2012 11:47:14 AM
"LOL to everyone talking so much shit.. I mean really if you dont or didnt like the band dont post shit on here"

You're obviously new here. This is Lambgoat. Get with the program.

anonymous
10/15/2013 7:04:13 PM
Without Shane, the music is soul-less. Very upset about this split. I hope game keeps singing cuz the voice energy really feeds the instruments.