Woe, Is Me Lose A Member
"After much deliberation, conversation, we have come to an agreement, and we are announcing that we are parting ways with our drummer, Austin Thornton.
"Due to differences in musical creativity and control, the forward progression of the band with our current lineup is not possible. The differences just ended up creating more frustration and negativity and we feel as though this change is necessary to move forward and is a positive thing for everyone involved.
"This will not be slowing us down. We won't be dropping any of our shows or tour dates, and we'll be releasing a new single in June, just in time for Warped Tour in the summer!
"This is a big step for all of us, but we are all looking forward to the future and taking the necessary steps to find the best fit person to join our family on drums.
"We wish Austin nothing but the best in his future endeavors. We love you all. And thank you for your continued support through all of this. Our fans mean the absolute world for us and we do this all for you."
Thornton addressed his departure with a couple of Twitter postings. He first wrote, "It's true, I am no longer a part of Woe, Is Me. Thank you all for whoever stood behind us, & who ever stood behind me."
He followed it up with, "Thank you all so much. You kept me fighting until the very end. I love you all- Ill be back, in some way or another. I promise."