Brother-Sister Team Announces Departure From Equilibrium
Just after the recent announcement of the new album "Erdentempel," German folk metal act Equilibrium has split with co-founding members, and brother/sister team, Andreas Völkl (guitar) and Sandra van Eldik (bass).
The announcement reads: "Dear fans, this weekend we received at unexpected message from Sandra and Andi, who told us that they want to leave the band. Below you can find their statement. A statement from René, Adeline and Hati will follow tomorrow."
Statement of Andi: "Dear family, friends, fans and crew, I would like to tell you my decision, that my sister Sandra, and I left the band Equilibrium. With all of you together, and more than a decade, I had the most beautiful concerts and tours, exciting time in my life that I do not want to miss.
"Happiness and sorrow, line-up changes of all kinds, there something always something going on. René, Adeline, Hati and crew, thank you for the nice time. I wish you all the best, go full blast!
"Every end is a new beginning. There will be a new band for me, which I want to stay with you, musically and on stage.
"Best regards, Andi"
Statement of Sandra: "Dear friends, family, crew and fans! Today is the day; for me-the era of equilibrium has come to end. My brother Andi and I have decided to leave the band.
"In the past 13 years I got to learn a lot, had many ups and downs and I got to know a lot of people who enriched my life in many ways or have given me the opportunity to learn and grow.
"I would like to thank each and every one of you for all the energy, for the happy moments, feedback and support.
"I will keep it all in my heart for all times. René, Adeline, Hati and crew. Thanks and all the best for you guys!
"For me it's time to open new doors and find new challenges for this it what necessary to leave behind the old and move on to something new.
"Thank you all!"
The remaining members of the band will release a statement today.
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