Proggers Anubis Gate face a line-up change. The band announced that guitarist and founding member Jesper M. Jensen decided to leave the band. He has now been replaced by Michael Bodin (Third Eye). On the bright side, the band is currently writing new material and plans to release a new album in 2013.
Official statement from the band: "Jespers decision to leave the band to pursue other musical interests has been some time in the making, actually Jesper announced his leaving to the band 3 months ago, leaving us with good time to the difficult task of finding the right replacement. We feel it's important for everybody to know that Jespers exit has nothing to do with personal differences, in fact we are still the best of friends. Jesper simply found that now was the right time to try something new."
"We are of course sad that he is leaving but respect his decision and wish him nothing but the best. We are happy to announce Michael Bodin as Jespers replacement. We know Michael from his works with Third Eye and nineties progmetal band Northern Empire. He is a fantastic player who can contribute with very interesting material, in fact he is already writing great new stuff for the new album which we expect out late 2013. We are looking very much forward to presenting the new lineup for you both on stage and on record."