Finland's progressive melodic death metal outfit Barren Earth has parted ways with their vocalist Mikko Kotamäki due to conflicting schedules. As stated by the band, it was done by mutual agreement with "absolutely no drama involved" and the band will continue to work on new material while looking for someone to fill in his shoes.
The band released a statement on their official Facebook page: "Dear friends. We regret to announce the departure of Mikko Kotamäki from Barren Earth. Due to conflicting schedules, Mikko cannot contribute to Barren Earth's activities any longer. The decision was made by mutual agreement with absolutely no drama involved. We will keep working on new material, and will launch search for a new vocalist shortly. Barren Earth wants to thank Mikko for his crucial input for Barren Earth's works and wishes him all the best in the future."