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Bassist Lord Graham Pyre Splits With Stuka Squadron

Bassist Lord Graham Pyre announced that he has left U.K. traditional metal act Stuka Squadron. In a post on his Facebook Page, Pyre stated:

"[I have] left the band I formed, Stuka Squadron. Not my decision and not what I wanted. Extremely sad about it, but very glad to have had the support of the fantastic press and fans. Thanks all! You have been absolutely amazing!"

No official word from the band has yet been made, nor has a replacement for Pyre been named. The exact reasons surrounding the departure are unknown. Back in July, Hauptman Beam Von Beamish was recruited to fill in for Pyre for the band's performances at Headbanger’s Open Air Festival in Germany on 25th July and Woodstock Open Air Festival.

*UPDATE: The band later issued the following statement about the departure:

"Lord Pyre has today departed the ranks of the Squadron. A co-founding member, Pyre has served the Squadron for five years, but in recent months the Squadron has been operating nearly entirely without him.

We wish Lord Pyre well in his future journeys."

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1. Dave C writes:

This is not good- I've seen the Squadron many times and they have always been excellent- and Pyre was one of the shining lights of this group! I understand he also wrote the majority of the first album, came up with the concept and the stage show, which was really good. A real pity, I believe that the band will suffer as a result of this and I hope that Pyre can come back in another band ASAP. Short sighted and very dissapointing, that is my view of the current Stuka Squadron line up, minus Pyre.

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2. Karla C writes:

Graham was the creative force behind the band.The problem was obvious creative difference which the rest of the band lacked. Very Sorry to see that jealousy and insecurity got the best of a certain singer. I wont be seeing the Squadron again and wish Graham all the best.

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3. Ampleforth writes:

Hmm. Five years eh? I was at some of their early shows and they have only been going since 2008. These vampires are as thick as rocks.

The bass player was the smart one, plus I understand he wrote all the songs. It won't be Stuka Squadron without him. What a shame. Another great band gone.

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