UnderoathDan Newman

Underoath Part Ways With Guitarist James Smith


Rhythm guitarist/vocalist James Smith has announced that he has been let go from Underoath. Smith had been an active member of the outfit since joining in 2003. Taking to his Instagram stories earlier today, March 28th, Smith stated;

“After 20 years of music and friendship, I was informed that I’m no longer a member of Underoath. This saddens me to say, but unfortunately is where we have ended up. I appreciate everyone who, at any moment in their lives, have felt inspired, accepted, comforted, and energized by the music we created and the shows we performed together.

It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of your lives in that way though we may have never met or shared our stories face to face. Your dedication, grace, and love for this band have allowed us to exist this long. The memories I have from this ride are more than anyone could ever expect in a lifetime, and I genuinely thank you all for being a part of it.”

Thus far it does not appear that his bandmates have publicly addressed the matter.

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