Funeral For A Friend Announce New Drummer
NME.com have word that Funeral For A Friend have parted ways with their drummer/vocalist Ryan Richards. Pat Lundy (ex-Rise To Remain) has replaced him and will make his live debut with the band this weekend in the UK.
Richards spoke on his decision to leave, offering:
“After ten wonderful, enriching, emotional and fascinating years being a part of Funeral For A Friend – I’ve decided to hang up my drum sticks. I’ve always put music first in my life – but the time has come now for my family to take the top spot, after patiently waiting and supporting me for the last 10 years and more. I’m stoked to have my good friend Pat Lundy step into my vacant drumstool. There’s not a better drummer than Pat for the job.”
Band vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye offered:
“We give Ryan our full support and wish him the best in his future endeavours. Now, before you all start running around on the internet ringing the death bells for our band we just wanted to say that we’re extremely excited to announce that Pat Lundy will filling the drummer’s seat and will be kicking asses and taking names from here on in.”
As previously reported, the group have been in the studio recently working on their next album. Producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bullet For My Valentine, The Blackout) is overseeing the sessions.