Iced Earth Losing Guitarist Troy Seele

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(Metal Hammer) Iced Earth guitarist Troy Seele will be leaving the band after a decade-long stint to take care of his autistic child. He says a change of circumstances means it's impossible for him to remain in Jon Schaffer's band, and he'll bow out after their appearance at Knotfest in Mexico on October 16.

Seele says: "Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past I had a great support system that has allowed me to pursue a career in music.

"That is no longer the case, and it has forced me to make a difficult decision. The demanding lifestyle of being in a professional band is no longer an option for me. Knowing the band is focused on a new album and touring cycle, this is the best time for me to stop down." Read more here.

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