US gothic rockers Vampires Everywhere! have issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's bassist: "It is with great sadness that i have to announce Philip Kross's departure from Vampires Everywhere! Philip did an amazing job contributing to VE! the past year & we will never forget the sacrifices he made for the band."
"We respect Philip greatly & will keep him on all press & album related artwork he already completed with the band, including our upcoming release. Philip decided to pursue other musical related activities & we wish him the best of luck with whatever he decides to do."
"However, Philip will not be on the VE! lineup for the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Filling in on bass will be Adam Vex, he is known for his work in Suffer Well, Aesthetic Perfection, & Imperative Reaction. We are beyond excited to have Vex filling in & we are positive he will bring an amazing stage show to the Warped Tour this summer."
"We love all of our fans so much & we are excited to release Hellbound & Heartless June 19th 2012. Any questions about Philip's departure please feel free to leave your comments at Facebook."