The Finnish Gothenburg metal band MyGrain have announced the departure of their guitarist Resistor, who had been in the band since the beginning. He was replaced by Joni Lahdenkauppi, who had previously filled in for them on their European tour supporting fellow Finns Insomnium. You can read Resistor's message about his departure below and watch a video from their sold out Nosturi show which was his last one with the band.
"Dear MyGrain friends.I am sad to tell you that I am going to leave MyGrain. To put it out simply, I just feel that I have given my everything to the band and now it's time to concentrate on other things in my life. No big drama behind this decision.
The last 9 years have been so awesome and I am so glad that I have had this great opportunity to make music, play gigs and record four great albums with my good friends. It really has been an amazing journey and a dream come true! The highlight of this has always been the live gigs and playing music for you friends and I know that I'll really miss that in the future.
There are too many friends that I would like to thank but I'll keep this short. Just to name a few, a BIG thank you obviously goes to my brothers and a sister: Janne, Teemu, Tommi, Jonas and Eve for all the great moments we have had on this bumpy road of MyGrain, all the fans I have met and who have been supporting our dear 'little hobby'. MyGrain crew: Toni, Glen, Vilma, Mikko and Levytukku crew, Alec Hirst-Gee & Spinefarm, Ville Palmu, Timo Honkanen and everyone who has believed in us in a way or another. You rule!
This definitely won't be the end of MyGrain. New winds are blowing the ship forward as we speak, so there will be something totally new and exciting for you... I will miss you all and I hope you'll keep on supporting the music of MyGrain! Resi."
Resistor's last contribution to the band was then on their newest album Planetary Breathing, released last month.