Metalcore favourites Northlane have parted ways with bassist Brendon Padjasek, who has stepped down to focus on his home life and his work as a producer.
A statement from Padjasek can be read below.
“I regret to inform you that I have decided to leave Northlane for my own personal reasons. I spent all of last year realizing that though music is still my calling, touring is not.
It may seem like the most amazing life and that it’s all easy, but from my experiences it takes a certain type of person to be able to happily live that life and forego the stress it brings, and I unfortunately am not that person. Through seeing a therapist, doing a lot of personal growth and looking internally, I’ve come to realize that being home with my friends, family, girlfriend and studio – progressing as a musician/producer and human in that way – is the life that I enjoy and choose.
I want to thank Nic, Jon, Marcus, and Josh for giving me some of the best and funniest times of my life – literally some of the funniest times of my life – but also some of the hardest. You’ve helped me grow as a person and musician, taught me a lot about friendship, honesty, being open minded, teamwork, and most of all helped me realize the person I want to be and the life I want to lead. I love the four of you very much, your friendship means the world to me and I wish you luck in the rest of your career. Ps, from what I’ve heard of the demos, we’re all in for an amazing next body of work from Northlane. Thank you!”
Formerly a member of Structures, Padjasek joined Northlane in 2018 and appeared on the band’s 2019 full-length album, ‘Alien’.
The band have also left Australian label UNFD, and have opted to go independent for the foreseeable future.
Northlane are expected to release their sixth studio album later this year, with more details expected to follow in the coming months.