NEWS: Dream State part ways with bassist, Danny Rayer!

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Despite the release of their yet-to-be-announced debut album fast approaching, Dream State have regrettably announced some less positive news with the departure of their bassist, Danny Rayer.

The band confirmed the news of Danny Rayer’s departure, who was notably absent during their headline UK run in March/April, in a statement issued on their socials in which they state he’s stepping down to focus on his family.

The now former bassist has also issued a statement of his own, and you can read them both below.

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Hello Dreamers, We have to share with you a bit of news regarding our beautiful brother Danny, there are no words to truly describe how this has felt for us but we are nothing more than supportive of the choice he has made, we are proud of everything he has achieved with us and the wonderful future he is paving the way for. We love you so much Danny. Please show him all your love and gratitude. A few words from him. GUYS! Danny here – Foremost, I just want to say that I'm no longer part of Dream State.. awkwardness over. 6 years ago I started an incredible journey that would take me to unbelievable places. I've played my way up from my local pub to Download Festival, accepted a Kerrang award from my hero Frank Carter, I've toured with Baby Metal and Neck Deep.. heck, I've even performed on the other side of the world! But you know what? The most memorable and satisfying aspect of this journey is everyone who'd taken the time to read this far; our proper fans. I fucking love you more than you could ever imagine. I've constantly heard on tour and beyond about the difference our band has made on people's lives, so I just wanted you all to know how much of an impact you've all had on my life. You kept me going through my hardest years (which if you haven't guessed, they've been very recent haha). When times were tough, your messages and support at live shows kept me sane. From the birth of my son, Oliver, to my utter meltdown at a festival last year, you guys kept it chill and made me feel human. Dream State aren't just a band, they're a collective of 'never give in' and make a fucking great meet up group. You, (YES YOU!) have built a network that I'm truly envious of, a beacon of hope and support I wish was available to me at a younger age. I wholeheartedly love you all, thank you. See you soon.

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“Hello Dreamers,

We have to share with you a bit of news regarding our beautiful brother Danny, there are no words to truly describe how this has felt for us but we are nothing more than supportive of the choice he has made, we are proud of everything he has achieved with us and the wonderful future he is paving the way for. We love you so much Danny.

Please show him all your love and gratitude.”

“GUYS! Danny here –

Foremost, I just want to say that I’m no longer part of Dream State… awkwardness over.

6 years ago I started an incredible journey that would take me to unbelievable places. I’ve played my way up from my local pub to Download Festival, accepted a Kerrang award from my hero Frank Carter, I’ve toured with Baby Metal and Neck Deep… heck, I’ve even performed on the other side of the world!

But you know what? The most memorable and satisfying aspect of this journey is everyone who’d taken the time to read this far; our proper fans.

I fucking love you more than you could ever imagine. I’ve constantly heard on tour and beyond about the difference our band has made on people’s lives, so I just wanted you all to know how much of an impact you’ve all had on my life. You kept me going through my hardest years (which if you haven’t guessed, they’ve been very recent haha). When times were tough, your messages and support at live shows kept me sane. From the birth of my son, Oliver, to my utter meltdown at a festival last year, you guys kept it chill and made me feel human.

Dream State aren’t just a band, they’re a collective of ‘never give in’ and make a fucking great meet up group. You, (YES YOU!) have built a network that I’m truly envious of, a beacon of hope and support I wish was available to me at a younger age.

I wholeheartedly love you all, thank you.

See you soon.”

More details surrounding the band’s eagerly-awaited debut album will be confirmed as it develops.