Serpentine Singer Matt Black Leaves The Group
The statement reads: "Serpentine, the British melodic rock quintet currently in pre-production for their third album with producer and songwriter Gary Hughes [of Ten] have parted company with lead vocalist Matt Black, who wishes to move into a different direction musically, away from the melodic rock sound the band are associated with.
"The band, who were initially fronted by Shy/TNT vocalist Tony Mills, burst on to the scene in 2010 with their critically acclaimed, and Japanese charting, Touch Of Heaven album, and went on to release their second full album Living And Dying In High Definition, in 2011.
"Mills, who departed in 2011 to concentrate on TNT, was replaced by the hitherto unknown Matt Black and a series of UK tours with the likes of Crashdiet, Ten, FM and Romeo's Daughter cemented Serpentine's reputation as an exciting live band, which led to appearances at many major festivals at home and abroad.
"This decision was reached while writing for their next record, when it became apparent that the music the band was composing was at odds with the direction Matt wanted to take." Read more here.
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