Yes, sir…Legion of the Damned guitarist Richard Ebisch has left the Dutch thrash act. And its because of health reasons.
“I am very grateful for having achieved so much with Legion of the Damned, but after having played in bands for so many years and having toured numerous times, I decided to leave the band after careful deliberation,” says Ebisch in a statement. “Because of health issues, it was no longer possible for me to continue at this pace.”
Ebisch thanked the fans and with Legion of the Damned well in their search for a new guitarist.
Whatever the health issue is, we wish Ebisch well whatever treatment he needs.
Said vocalist Maurice Swinkels: “We recently successfully ended Sweden Rock Cruise and have a lot of other great festivals planned ahead such as Graspop Metal Meeting, Nummirock in Finland, Metalcamp, Bang Your Head!!! and With Full Force. We didn’t really notice anything or felt like this is going to end somewhere for Richard. During Kettersach Festival last weekend Richard announced that he would still do Paaspop this upcoming weekend, but call it an end after that. It will be a great lost [sic] for us, but we accept his decision, of course.”