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Disillusion Parts Ways With Guitarist Rajk Barthel

Vocalist Andy Schmidt of Germany's Disillusion has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Rajk Barthel:

"After 10 years on a common path with Disillusion our musical ways are separating today. Both allowed this decision a lot of time, trying restarts for almost two years and seeking any chance to continue to work together.

"Rajk and I have met back in 1998 in windy November Leipzig, constantly being fond of one another, starting to work on music and the formation of the band only a week later. However, now that some dreams of that time have come true and others are in the reach, a split is important and right – to keep on going and to continue to feel at home in one’s artistic harbor, without wallowing in memories.

"The shared years in the band have been all, impressive, beautiful, euphoric, sad, a real test and catastrophe, humanly not always easy, but there was always clarification; a struggle, joy about reached goals, common growing into too big shoes, common defeat and always honest and friendly.

"And yet we have lost the way how to make music together comfortably. It is not possible anymore. I regret that very much, but I am also filled with joy to know that Rajk will stay very close to the band in form of a Booker, Manager … but these terms don’t really apply. On that note, hoping for a sincere collaboration on the things to come! Rajk will not be replaced by a new guitar player for the upcoming live shows in 2010. More about Live 2010 this evening!"

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1. cppchriscpp writes:

I suppose that is really the best way that could go.. still kind of sad though.

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