Valis Ablaze have revealed that they have parted ways with drummer Rich New. Rich says;
“So with a heavy heart I am announcing that I’m stepping down from the drum throne with Valis Ablaze. After an incredible 6 years right from the start with Ash, I never thought it would be my time. I have incredible memories and I wish the band all the best for the future! I’ll await my Download Festival Back Stage pass one day . . .
To everyone else, thank you so much for supporting us on my adventure. For everyone who’s listened to our music, come to our show and bought our merchandise (which i’ve most likely posted it to you!) – I thank you. Without you, the band wouldn’t be where where it is now. We’ve achieved so much like having our first gig in the tiny 30 cap Gryphon (Bristol) right up to touring the UK and playing main stage UK Tech Fest. The band has a bright future so look out for them in a venue near you soon.
Lastly, thanks to my amazing family who supported me with the decision and I look forward to spending more time with family and loved ones.
Music runs in my blood, drumming gives me energy and life. I’ll not stop playing or being involved with music somehow. But for now it’s over and out.
In honour of his contribution, Valis Ablaze have released their new single Reflections featuring Reece Fullwood. Check it out below;