Well, that just sucks.

In a statement from Periphery, they have revealed that they’ve “decided to part ways” with guitarist Alex Bios.

“This is truly a sad day for Periphery, because Alex has been with us since the beginning, and he is like a brother to us,” the statement says. “We’re going to do everything we can to make the most out of this unfortunate situation, and soldier on like we always have in the past when faced with setbacks.”

No reason was officially offered for Alex’s departure.

“In regards to all of our upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing whatsoever. Throughout all of this, we really appreciate your support and understanding.”

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