The Swiss Folk Metal Band ELUVEITIE has announced on their Facebook page that they are separated by drummer Merlin Sutter. With him also Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and the Band are on the rise. As a reason the Band gave human differences and tensions within the Band:
“We all developed a lot over the last ten years – not only as a band but also as individuals. And we have partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years we all had to deal with interpersonal challenges within the band. Instead of pulling together, our days have rather been shaped by wearing friction and constant clash of interests.“
At the Forta Rock Festival on 5. June in Nijmegen, ELUVEITIE will play their last concert in the current line-up. Furthermore, the Swiss promise that you will want to each of the following Shows, playing games, and therefore are already looking for successors for the departing members of the band were:
“We promise you to play every single show we have confirmed so far! We will perform with temporary stand-in musicians until our new line-up is ready and we promise to do everything to find the best possible session musicians we can!“
Merlin, Anna and Ivo for the record:
“We have now been faced with an impossible situation, and left with no choice but to announce our departure. Personal differences and decisions taken by the remaining members have made it impossible for any of us to continue.“
The entire Statement, as well as the opinion of Merlin, Anna, Ivo, can you here and on the Facebook pages of the respective musicians to read.