After serving eight years as the band’s frontman, Dave Grunewald has now parted ways with German metalcore/post-hardcore outfit, Annisokay.
The news was first confirmed by the band in a brief statement, in which they also stated that they’d began working on their fifth album and follow-up to 2018’s ‘Arms’.
A further and more detailed statement was released a few days later from guitarist/vocalist Christoph Wieczorek, issued via the band’s Facebook account.
“A few days ago, Annisokay announced that we’ll move on without our screamer Dave. I know you all have many questions of course so let me give you some answers. First of all, there has been no fight or argument neither any bad blood between Dave und us. It was definitely not an easy decision but it was the only one that felt right for Nico, Norbert, and I. When you’re in a band for many years, it’s possible that someday things don’t fit anymore and you have to go separate ways to keep going. Please understand that we can’t give you more detailed answers to the question “Why?”.
Dave will find his own way and we wish him all the best for all his future plans!
What’s really important is: Annisokay will keep going! This is the start of a new chapter for the band and we want you all to be a part of it! We will continue doing heavy music and you will be seeing a new face in Annisokay very, very soon. We will tell you who it is when the time is right!
If you don’t wanna wait, you can already check out our new line-up live on all upcoming shows. We’re already working on new music and we promise you that these songs are gonna be the best songs Annisokay has ever written. We work hard to fulfil your expectations and hope you are as excited for the future as we are!”
Since the band issued the above statement, now ex-vocalist Dave Grunewald has also issued one of his own, re-confirming his departure from the band and also that he’s working on another project which will come to light next year.
I’m really sorry to announce you that I’m no longer a member of Annisokay. For a couple of years we had an unforgettable time with great experiences and adventures. I feel pretty blessed and thankful to have been part of this path. But now it’s time to close this chapter. And just to make sure: there was no dispute and no hate. We didn’t made the decision the easy way but through long conversations and with responsibility. I really thank Annisokay for this journey and you, as fans, for all your love and energy.
From now on I will take the next step of my life on my own and promise you: in 2020 I’ll be back on stage stronger and better than ever!
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain exactly who the new vocalist for Annisokay is, and also exactly when we’ll hear what Grunewald is working on.
More details will be confirmed as they develop.