Honestly, I’m surprised it took them this long to make the announcement official. For those of you who are wondering why Coheed and Cambria have split ways with bassist Michael Todd, just take a minute to read about his bomb-threat, drug-craving/induced episode here. But in all seriousness, this guy has issues and the last thing any of us should want is for him to hit a downward spiral. Hopefully this situation places him in rehab and allows him an opportunity to get his shit together. The last thing we need is another Amy Winehouse.
Check after the jump for a message from the band.
“After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, COHEED AND CAMBRIA will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who appreciate his talents. We wish him nothing but the very best.
“We are currently writing and recording songs for a new album, as well as a couple compilations this fall. We are very excited about how the songs are shaping up and can’t wait to share them with you.
“We’d like to thank Wes Styles for filling in for the live gigs in the interim, including the upcoming South America and Mexico shows. A belated thanks to Rob Gill for covering in Boston; and the biggest thank you to all of you for your unwavering support.
“A new chapter awaits.”