The first “true” Australian thrash metal band Mortal Sin has just revealed that singer Mat Maurer has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons.
Click here to read a statement from Mat.
Mortal Sin were at one time called the next Metallica and are in Kerrang!’s “Heavy Metal Hall of Fame” for being the only Australian group to tour the world with the big five of thrash(Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Testament).
Their latest album Psychology of Death was released in November 2011 via NoiseArt Records.
Singer Mat Maurer had this to say about leaving the band:
“This is an official announcement from Mat Maurer. I have decided to leave the band for personal reasons, & irreconcilable differences. Last year was an incredibly difficult year for me personally & I have decided to put my family first. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. Over & out. Mat”
No news yet on the future of the band or possibilities for a replacement but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.