After a string of tour dates in Europe with Kataklysm, bad news comes from the Aborted camp, as guitarist Danny Tunker has stepped down from the band. Tunker joined the band in 2012, but he’s also involved in Alkaloid with former members of Obscura, so this won’t be the last time we hear from him.
From the official Aborted Facebook page:
“So sometimes there’s good news and sometimes there’s not so good news.
Today is one of the not so good news days. After three amazing years guitarist Danny Tunker decided he needed to step back from the band and pursue a different path in life. Combining a normal life and day job became too stressful to combine with our heavy schedule and even if we are sad to see him go, we completely understand his decision and support him in doing what makes him happy in life.
We had 3 great years with Danny and we all felt like a big family so we ask you all to show respect towards both Danny, his decision and the band, there is no bad blood, there is no need for any drama or gossip, Danny had the following to day:
“After a lot of soul searching for the past few months I’ve decided to part ways with Aborted. It’s been a hell of a ride and I want to thank to guys for all the good, bad and in between times. There’s no bad blood and I wish the band all the best, but I needed a change.
I will still play the shows in Cairo and Tel Aviv and then on to different ventures (several of which I’m working on right now). And of course continue/expand my involvement with Alkaloid.
So, once again, thanks to the band and everyone who made the past 3+ years completely unforgettable.”
Aborted will be auditioning guitarists over the next few weeks, and they say they won’t miss any shows. They also mention they’re working new album, and we can expect, “another surprise to be unleashed before the end of the year.”