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Atreyu Parts With Bassist

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Atreyu have parted ways with bassist Chris Thomson and have replaced him with Marc McKnight, formerly of Nightfall. The official word from the band is as follows:

"Chris thomson is no longer a member of ATREYU, he has chosen to leave the band to pursue other interests. marc mcknight (previously of nightfall) will be filling his position on bass. we will all miss chris and appreciate everything he brought to the band... the following is a statment from him regarding the situation:

"For some time now I have felt my place in Atreyu deteriorate and I believe it has affected my commitment not to the band but to this new album and the songs. I knew that at some time I would leave the band to start my own family and even though I thought it wouldn't be for awhile it seems the right time is now. I'm getting married this summer and will be going back to school to possibly become a teacher. These past four years have been some of the best times of my life and I know they always will be. I will never forget the experiences we've had and the amazing people I've met. I know I will miss this but its time for me to move on in a different direction. I had hoped to do one or two last tours but in accordance with the bands wishes they will move on from here without me. Our friend Marc McKnight from the band Nightfall will take over from here. Thank you to everyone for making this possible I won't forget it." so yeah that's all
chris"

Atreyu have been hard at work recording their upcoming new album "The Curse" as of late with producer GGGarth Richardson (Chevelle, Beloved). A June 29th release date through Victory is being planned for the effort.

Source: The PRP

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