Whenever I image someone leaving a symphonic metal band, I imagine them doing it real bitchy like. Almost like, “So, guys…it’s been real. I’m fucking out, y’all.”
I’m sure that’s not how Bassist Yves Huts left Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal act Epica.
“Yves has been with us from the start and has been of great value to the band,” says a statement from Epica.
“We want to thank Yves for his contribution to Epica’s success and wish him the very best in his future career, whether musically or in a different way. We will never forget the good times we shared together on the road!
“The silver lining to this cloud is that we can already announce an awesome successor. Fulfilling duties on bass from now on will be none other than Rob van der Loo. You might know Rob from his work with Mayan or Delain. We are sure that Rob will fit perfectly as a musician and as a person, and we are looking forward to share the stage for the first time next week.”
Huts say he left “the band because I have another career opportunity that is not combinable with the schedule of a world-touring band. I’ve tried to live these two different lives simultaneously for as long as I could, but in the end I just had to make a choice, one of the most difficult ones in my life.”
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