Possessed Part With Guitarist

Kelly McLauchlin

Kelly McLauchlin is out of California death metal pioneers Possessed, and the band’s recruited a fill-in for their upcoming shows.

“Due to my busy work/travel schedule with my audio-visual career, I will not be touring with Possessed on their upcoming South American tour,” McLaughlin writes in a post.

“The band has found a replacement guitarist to do the tour, and although we are leaving the door open to fill in whenever possible, most likely this will be the end of my time with Possessed. I simply cannot commit to the band’s increasing tour schedule.

“As anyone can imagine, this has been a very difficult decision to make,” he writes. “In the past, I would have simply quit my job for an opportunity to tour with a legendary band like Possessed — a band which I grew up listening to since I was 16 years old. But, things are different now — and I have responsibilities, and bills to pay.”

McLauchlin thanked the fans for their support and understanding where he’s coming fro.

“This is not the end of my musical projects — stay tuned for something very special to be announced in the weeks ahead,” he says.

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