Veil of Maya confirmed on Friday the departure of vocalist Brandon Butler via the band’s Facebook page.
“VEIL OF MAYA has parted ways with vocalist Brandon Butler.
Currently we are hard at work on our new studio album and while the music is almost finished, the hunt for a new vocalist is now on.
We are very excited with how well this album is turning out and cannot wait to release it soon on Sumerian Records. We know that both our long-time AND new fans will be calling THIS their favorite Veil of Maya album of all time.”
Butler responded soon after with his own statement:
“As most of you know by now I am no longer in Veil of Maya. This decision was one of the toughest ones I have ever made in my life. The journey I have had traveling the world and playing for people who want to hear music I helped create is impossible to describe in words. The last 7 years of my life have been one wild ride and there is nothing I would take back about it.”
“They have a strong vision for how this album should sound,” wrote Butler, “and personally and creatively I had a different view from theirs which caused a wedge between us in this last year.” In other words; “creative differences.”
Butler joined the band in 2007, in place of the departed Adam Clemans, and sang on their three Sumerian Records releases. It appears the band have been in the studio since early September, so it’ll be interesting to see how and when new vocalist jumps onto this record.