Californian post-hardcore outfit Capsize have regrettably confirmed that they’re a man down after amicably parting ways with their guitarist, Ryan Knowles. The news was confirmed via a statement made by Knowles, in which he explains that he explains that he wishes to step away from the constant touring and other commitments surrounding the band “to focus on myself.”
Though this means that Knowles is stepping down from the band, he has assured his fans and followers that he’s “not giving up making music by any means”, and that he actually already has in place “some things in the works.”
You can read Knowles‘ full statement that he made via his Instagram account below.
4 years ago today, was one of those most defining days in my life. I was waking up to landing in London on my 19th birthday, to go on tour in Europe with @capsizeband for the first time ever. At that exact moment, I was totally content with how far music had gotten me. Little did I know it would lead into another 4 years of traveling nonstop, and seeing the world with some of my best friends, while making tons of new ones on the way. Today, I'm 23, and while the last 5 years of my life have been so incredible, it's sad to say that it's now time for me to move on from Capsize, and to focus on myself. I'm not giving up making music by any means, and already have some things in the works. I just want to thank the tru cru for being a part in making my dreams come to life. @danielwand @bleedblackx @andrewdrums @jimmy.sandoval I also want to thank all of the other amazing dudes who have cycled through this band for being a part of this as well @andrezrichardo @imbrianjoyce @pig.in.the.city @infinitesunn @jaux_pas Finally, to anyone who ever came to a show, let us crash with you, or traded weed for guestlist spots, I am infinitely grateful. ?: @theworkofjar
At the time of writing, there’s no word on who will be replacing Knowles for the foreseeable future, either as a touring fill-in or as a permanent replacement.