Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine have today announced the departure of bass player Jay James. In a statement on Facebook the band said:
“To all our fans around the World,
It is with regret that Bullet For My Valentine has to announce that Jay James is no longer a member of the band. Jay has been a part of this band for well over 12 years and part of our lives forever, and we’re gonna miss him as much as we know you guys are too. We wanna wish him all the best and success with whatever he chooses to do next and will always be grateful for his contribution and sacrifices he made for this band.
We’ll announce a replacement for Jay when we feel the time is right, but until then we’re gonna be busy and focused recording our next record and making sure its the best album we’ve ever made.
2015 is already shaping up to be a massive year for us with lots of exciting things going on behind the scenes which we’ll be announcing as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Matt, Padge, Moose.”
The announcement comes after the band announced they will be supporting Slipknot on a huge US tour this summer.
More news as it comes.