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Solution .45 Announces Departure of Guitarist Jani; Band and Jani Split on Good Terms

In a lengthy post to their MySpace Page, modern metal super group Solution .45 has announced that second guitarist Jani has decided to quit the band. The band and Jani have split on good terms, and Jani may even contribute some to Solution .45's next album. Jani will be replaced by Patrik Gardberg (Torchbearer, The Few Against Many, Ammotrack). The band's full post can be read below and after the jump:

"Hi all!

At the release of our debut album, "For Aeons Past", which we all have worked so very hard on, we have to deliver some sad news to you all. For personal reasons, Jani has decided to part ways with both SOLUTION .45 and MISERATION.

Jani’s official statement can be found right here:

“For several years I have been working with many talented musicians and done many albums in a very short period of time. Music is my passion, but over the last year or so, I have felt that I want to focus more on quality time with friends and family. I do not intend to quit music, but at this point I feel that I am not ready to commit to these bands as much as would be necessary. I just feel that my personal life is striving for something else than the rest of the guys in Solution .45 and Miseration. There´s absolutely no bad blood between us and I do wish both bands great success, cause they are really good, with nothing but quality people in them. Us parting ways has consequently notning to do with musical- or personal differences, or anything like that for that matter. I just feel that this is not my place to be right now. I am very satisfied with the result of both the Solution .45 debut album and the latest one from Miseration and do feel that I can leave with my head held up high."

We want to stress two things:

1) While we are extremely sad to see our brother go, there is no bad blood between Jani and ANY of the S.45 or Miseration members whatsoever. We respect Jani’s wishes and so should you. In fact, Jani, and the boys will still be found jamming together in THE FEW AGAINST MANY and possibly future outings to come.

2) Both bands will move on, stronger than ever. We are happy to announce Patrik Gardberg of TORCHBEARER, THE FEW AGAINST MANY and AMMOTRACK, as SOLUTION .45’s new second guitarist. He is by far and away one of the most accomplished (and underrated) guitarists in Sweden. Actually, you can actually hear Patrik’s soloing on many songs on "For Aeons Past". Patrik also gets Jani’s nod of approval.

Additionally, Jani will contribute some music for the next SOLUTION .45 album. We probably won’t write that one for a good while, but we thought we’d let you know that Jani will still be a part of the band, being somewhat involved in the process when the time comes. He simply will not be a full-time member. So next time around, Patrik, Tom and Christian, and Jani as well, will all contribute to the writing for SOLUTION .45.

We have some new SOLUTION .45 photos of the band taken with the new lineup, once again by the excellent Olle Carlsson and we will post those very soon.

More news as it happens!

/S.45"

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