Photo by Anthony Dubois.

Sad news fellow metal fans. After less than three years with the band it seems that drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner has departed from Decapitated. Lechner has only been with the band for a few years, having replaced Witold Kieltyka after the horrific accident that killed him and sent former vocalist Adrian Kowanek into a coma back in 2007. Kerim’s sole appearance on a Decapitated album was on last year’s Carnival Is Forever.

Lechner simply cites his reason for leaving as “personal differences,” which of course could mean a thousand million things, but we will probably never know the specifics behind this. Truth be told, this is probably the best way to end your time in a band; no drama, no miscommunication. Just dry, simple statements.

You can read Lechner’s full statement below:

I sadly have to inform you about some major change that happened in the last months. I am no longer a member of Decapitated! Too many personal differences and other difficulties made me decide like this.

I appreciate the good times we had together and what we could achieve in more than 2 and a half years. Even if our ways are dividing, I wish the band to keep going. However, it’s time for me to move on. I don’t know what will be next but I would like to stay in this business.

I love to write and play music for you guys. This is my life and this is what I want to continue.”

[via The PRP]

– EC


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