Periphery confirmed earlier today that they have parted ways with guitarist Alex Bois. The band released the following statement:
We have some sad news to share. Alex Bois and Periphery have decided to part ways. This is truly a sad day for Periphery, because Alex has been with us since the beginning, and he is like a brother to us. We’re going to do everything we can to make the most out of this unfortunate situation, and soldier on like we always have in the past when faced with setbacks.
In regards to all of our upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing whatsoever.
Throughout all of this, we really appreciate your support and understanding.
See you soon
Bois had been a member of the group since its formation in 2005. It is currently unclear whether Bois will still be heard on Periphery’s two-part full-length release, the first part titled Juggernaut and due out sometime in 2012. It’s also unknown as to what “special guests” Periphery will tap for their upcoming touring plans. We’ll keep you posted when more is revealed.