Monuments have announced the departure of frontman Chris Barretto (ex-Periphery) due to “personal reasons.” The UK progressive/experimental metal outfit has recruited Andy Cizek (Makari) to fill in during their upcoming shows. Barretto isn’t the first vocalist who has parted ways with the group. However, he’s been the group’s frontman since their sophomore effort, 2014’s The Amanuensis up until their latest effort, Phronesis, which was released in October 2018.
Monuments issued the following statement:
“Today we announce the departure of Chris Barretto from Monuments due to personal reasons.
We have travelled to every inhabited continent on Earth with Chris through the music of ‘The Amanuensis’ and ‘Phronesis’. These memories that we created together; both positive and negative, will forever remain irreplaceable and at the highlights of our lives.
For all remaining shows announced and unannounced, we have enlisted the vocal talents of ‘Andy Cizek’ of Makari as a fill in.
Andy has many incredible voices and we are more than confident that he will smash the Monuments songs to the standard you have all come to expect.
Andy’s debut performance will be at ‘The Haunt’ in Brighton on the 3rd July.
Browne, Olly, Swan, Lango.”