Spanish symphonic metal act Diabulus In Musica has announced the departure of bassist Álex Sanz, drummer Xabier Jareño and guitarist Adrián M. Vallejo from the band. The departure has been known for some time, and the members cite musical direction as the cause.
Vocalist Zuberoa Aznárez commented: "We are very sad to announce the departure of Adrián, Álex and Xabi from Diabulus In Musica. The only reason is that they don't feel so excited about this music style anymore, so we cannot do anything but respect and understand this decision. Their last show with DIM will be at the release party of Itzalen Sua on November 30th.
Anyway, this is not the end! We knew this decision since a few months now, so we have been working with new awesome musicians to continue playing shows and making new music, then… Be ready for more powerful symphonic & modern metal in the future! We will introduce the new members on January 10th, when we will play another show to present the project Itzalen Sua in Azpeitia."
For those who don't know what Itzalen Sua is about: DIM has written the soundtrack for an illustrated book about Basque mythology under a modern and original perspective. The photographer Xanti Rodriguez has turned some famous people from the Basque Country into some of the most important Gods and Godesses from our ancient Basque legends. You can see some images at the official website.