Born Of Osiris have parted ways with guitarist Jason Richardson — who recently joined Chelsea Grin. The band have released two statements regarding his departure via their Facebook, you can read them both below:
“To all of our fans and followers, we have decided to part ways with guitarist Jason Richardson. This was something that just needed to happen. We will be a more creative, energized, and focused unit as a result. The past year was the band’s most successful and we owe it all to our amazing fans. We promise everyone that 2012 will see us take further steps to bringing every aspect of our band to a new level.
We couldn’t possibly be more excited for what the future holds. Also, since the finishing touches were put on The Discovery we’ve already been in the process of writing our next album. The past month and next two we will be home writing and finalizing the record that will be released this summer/fall.
Big news coming soon regarding our summer touring schedule, we can’t wait to see all of you again soon with some new music to play for you! We will TEMPORARILY be accepting video submissions for the spot at [email protected]”
The second statement can be found below:
“No reason to tear Jason down for this. He Joined Chelsea Grin after he found out about us moving on without him. WE still love Jason and the rest of the dudes in CG, and wish them the best of luck. The five of us have been and written all three albums thus far, so if you like the direction we took on The Discovery– then you should only be more excited for what we’re about to create next. BOO”