From vocalist Mike Hranica and “The Pradas:”
“At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material. The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.”
Rubey had been with the band since 2005, when they formed in Dayton, OH. His replacement will be guitar tech Kyle Sipress who, “helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP,” the band’s upcoming upcoming release, due out this summer.
(via Metal Hammer)