Scottish heavy hitters From Sorrow To Serenity have announced that they have parted ways with now former vocalist, Gaz King.
The band released a statement regarding his departure, which you can read below.
“It is with great sadness we announce the departure of Gaz King from From Sorrow to Serenity. Following 5 fruitful years together, it has come time for Gaz to leave music behind and start a new life for himself. Given the state of the music industry and society at present, we empathise wholeheartedly, and take solace in the fact that there is no tension between us. We would like to thank Gaz for everything he has done for From Sorrow to Serenity, and we wish him the best going forward.”
Gaz King has also released a statement regarding his decision to step down from the band, which can be read below.
“From Sorrow To Serenity has been my life for the past five years, but now I think it’s time I call it a day with music and focus on myself. Ever since joining From Sorrow To Serenity, life seemed to go at a million miles an hour. The love and bond I have with these guys is through labours of blood, sweat, and tears, but also love, laughter, and commitment to each other. We’ve toured with so many amazing bands some we’ve looked up to as kids and some we’ve grown up with and developed a bond with. We’ve been all over the world and have survived countless difficult situations only to laugh about them the next. I’ll miss the unique lifestyle for the rest of my days.
I want to say a huge thank you to every single one of you for being a part of this huge chapter in my life, you’ve brought me happiness I can’t possibly describe.
I also want to say thank you to our friends and hidden band members: Tom Armstrong, who was never without a camera in his hand nor a smile on his face, Alejandro Santos, who always picked us up when we were down, kept our stupidity and merch under control, and drove hundreds of miles, Craig “Goonzi” Gowans, lending us the power of his riffs, wisdom, and good times.
I’ll be watching From Sorrow To Serenity and Bleed From Within with an absolute passion and wish all of them well for the future because it’s gonna be huge! Advance message for the future vocalist: Watch out for Steven.”
Gaz King joined From Sorrow To Serenity in 2016, replacing their original vocalist Fraser Smith who left the band that year. Prior to this, Gaz King was frontman of Nexilva and before that he fronted Humanity Depraved.
From Sorrow To Serenity are now holding open auditions for a replacement vocalist. If you’re interested in applying, please follow this link to find more details and a web form to complete and submit.