Wa-wah. I think quitting a band right before a tour is a pretty dick move, leave it to the passive Swedes to go amicably about things though. MeloDeath metal veterans Arch Enemy formally released a statement regarding the departure of their founding guitarist Christopher Amott:
“We thank Christopher for the time he’s worked with the band and of course wish him the very best in his future endeavors. Thankfully, there is no drama behind the scenes here. This is the best way forward for all involved. Christopher simply does not feel at home with playing extreme metal anymore. We have already chosen and rehearsed with a new guitar player and we will complete the ‘Khaos Legions’ 2012 touring cycle as planned. We are highly motivated and look forward to continue spreading our music around the world!
Finally, our deepest thanks go to the Arch Enemy fans, whose amazing support and belief inspires us ever onward.”