Mnemic have confirmed the departure of guitarist Victory Ray Salomonsen.
The band will remain a four-piece and released the following statement on the move.
“Hey folks, without further ado it’s time to shed some light on Mnemic’s present and future.
Bad news first, we’re sad to announce that guitarist Victor Ray Salomonsen has decided to leave the band to pursue other musical paths and also focusing on being a dad. We want to thank him for two awesome years together, that made Mnemesis as well as 3 European tours, 1 Australian tour and many other great shows around the globe.
“There is no way we are going to let Victor out without throwing a big-ass ‘goodbye’ party, that’s why we invite you to join us @ BETA in Copenhagen on November 28th 2013 where we’ll have our last show with him, so let’s have one hell of a great time together!”
Is it a free party, or do people have to pay?
“Many of you have probably been wondering, and some have been asking us in regards to why there has not been any activity from our side. The reason we’ve cancelled the latest shows, including our Euroblast appearance, was due to lineup instability as Victor left the band this summer, and bad vibes surrounding the band; and this turmoil was also undermining the writing process of Mnemic’s next album. And with the next album, great responsibility, clutter and confusion are not compatible with it.
“Therefore we decided to take a breather, clear out our minds and start fresh when the stars will align. In this era of fast food approach applied over music we’ll go zen over it and focus on music alone. It is what matters the most and what will be remembered overtime, not the noise surrounding it. That’s why we’ll keep as a 4 piece for the time being.”
The band’s side projects — Blood Eagle, One Way Mirror, The Modern Age Slavery and Empyrios — will stay active, Mnemic reports.
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