Just as Warbringer begins its North American tour supporting Iced Earth and Symphony X it has been revealed that longtime guitarist Adam Carroll has decided to leave the band.
Last weekend’s shows supporting Death Angel were Carroll’s last.
“To all fans and friends, I, Adam Carroll, have officially quit Warbringer,” says Carroll.
“I have financial issues at home that have to be addressed sooner than later,” he continues. “I hope you all can understand and respect my decision. It’s been some of the best years of my life and I appreciate all the support you the fans have given us and continue to give.”
The band enlisted friend and guitarist Andrew Bennett to fill in live for this tour with the hope that he may become a permanent member of the group as he continues his audition process where it matters most — on the stage and in the van.
“Last month I received a message from the guys, which basically stated that Adam was requesting to step out,” says Bennett. “As a result, they were searching for a possible replacement who could learn the material in time for the upcoming” tour.
He “jumped at the opportunity and started learning some tracks. Around the beginning of this month I went down and jammed with the guys and the rest is history. I am eternally grateful to my friends in Warbringer for giving me the opportunity to play with them and I am very excited about what the future may hold. But, one thing that I would like to make clear is that I don’t view myself as Adam’s replacement, as much as I view myself as filling the position instead of him. Adam’s work with the band and time with them is not something that can be erased and I would just like to make it clear that I respect him greatly. He has left big shoes to fill and I have a lot of work ahead of me if I am going to honor his legacy with the band. I’m looking forward to interacting with, and playing for the fans on the road! It’s time to shred!”