Technical metal nutters Protest The Hero have confirmed that bass player Arif Mirabdolbaghi is no longer a part of the band. You can read the guy’s statement regarding the changes below:
‘The cat’s out of the bag. Despite what you may of read already, here’s the real scoop:
Arif has decided that the touring schedule we have signed up for to support Volition is more intense than what he is prepared to commit. He is actively involved with other projects at home and being a full time band member isn’t a practical thing. Though he has and will be missed out on the road with his brothers, everything was left on a positive note and we are open to his involvement down the road and only time will see how it all plays out. In the meantime, our longtime friend and tourmate Cam McLellan will be filling in on bass duties for the rest of the cycle. As an amazing musician, co-writer and producer of Volition, he is more than capable to pick off where Riffy left off. Don’t fret, Cam’s working on his giant happy smile and well placed high kicks during our set!’
No word on a full time replacement has as of yet been released.