NEWS: Beartooth part ways with guitarist, Taylor Lumley!

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Despite the band still being hard at work putting together their eagerly-awaited third full-length album, and follow-up to 2016’s ‘Aggressive’, Ohio based heavy hitters Beartooth have now amicably parted ways with their guitarist, Taylor Lumley.

Citing his reasons for parting to “focus more on my life and my art”, Lumley announced his departure from the band via his personal Twitter account, assuring fans that he’s stepped down from the band on great terms with the other remaining members with “no ill will at all.”

You can read his full tweet confirming his immediate departure from Beartooth below.

“Hey y’all,

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?”

Following Lumley‘s announcement, the band also collectively confirmed his stepping down from the group.

“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!”

Lumley joined the band back in 2013 shortly after the release of their debut EP, ‘Sick’.

Before then, the band initially consisted solely of frontman and founder Caleb Shomo who set up Beartooth after leaving Attack Attack!. He wanted to expand the project into a full band so that they could perform live, and alongside Lumley he also recruited now ex-bassist Nick Reed and ex-drummer Brandon Mullins.

Beartooth are currently writing and recording their yet-to-be-titled third studio album, which Shomo has confirmed currently has around 28 songs completed with plans to unveil small snippets to fans in the near future.

More details surrounding the band’s third record will be confirmed as it develops.