British rockers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have parted ways with drummer MICHAEL THOMAS.
The star, nicknamed Moose, will be replaced by Jason Bowld, who has been performing with the band since late 2015.
“Jase has been a big part of making the last cycle for us our most enjoyable and successful yet, from the live shows through to the writing and recording sessions for Don’t Need You last year,” a band statement reads.
“With that said, we’d like to officially welcome Jason to BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE as our permanent drummer. Since initially filling in for Moose in 2015, Jase has cemented himself as an integral member of the BULLET family, and you guys are going to be blown away with what he’s brought to the new record.
“We’d like to place on record our thanks for everything that Michael ‘Moose’ Thomas has given to BULLET throughout his time in the band, and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
The split appears to be amicable, with Thomas thanking fans for their messages of support.
“As soon as I can say what’s going on, you guys will be the first to know,” he tweets. “It’s been a weird couple of years for me, but please hear this: I AM NOT QUITTING DRUMS OR MUSIC! I have been hard at work on something and will announce very soon. #2018.”