Guitarist Taylor Lumley Leaves Beartooth
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Beartooth guitarist Taylor Lumley announced via Twitter that he has left Beartooth. He explains that the departure is due to a desire to focus more on his “life and art,” and is not in any way a result of bad blood between him and the band.
Hey y’all,— Taylor Lumley (@tlums) April 10, 2018
I quit Beartooth today to focus more on my life and my art. I love all the dudes in our band and crew like family and there was no ill will at all.
Thank y’all for loving me through this chapter of my life, and encouraging me to love myself.
I’ll be back? pic.twitter.com/j4t0MyXQRR
Lumley was one of the first members who joined the band, which was originally a solo side-project of former Attack Attack! frontman Caleb Shomo. After releasing the debut EP “Sick,” Shomo recruited Lumley along with bassist Nick Reed and drummer Brandon Mullins for live shows. Lumley was the last in this original line-up to leave the band, with Reed leaving back in 2014 and then Mullins in 2016.
On the bright side, the band says (in a tweet addressing Lumley’s departure) that new music is coming “ASAP.”
Our close friend and brother Taylor Lumley has decided to leave Beartooth in order to focus on other creative endeavors. We wish him love, success, and happiness in his journey. Thanks for sticking with us in this transitional period. We’ll have some new tunes for you guys ASAP! pic.twitter.com/BcTtBZY6cV— Beartooth (@BEARTOOTHband) April 11, 2018
Be prepared for the follow-up to 2016’s “Aggressive.”