Germany’s The Green River Burial just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s vocalist:
“It has become a little quiet around us for some time now and there is a reason for it. Sadly, we have to announce that TGRB and Mert will go separate ways as musicians.
“We still remain close friends and do not at all part for personal reasons. Rather we have just come to realize that, over the course of many years as a band, our musical focus and preferences have simply moved apart. A statement by Mert concerning this matter will be posted right here in a few days to fill you in on the details.
“So, what does the future hold for this band? First of all, we will not cancel any of the upcoming shows. Mert will continue to be our singer until we are able to present you the new person behind the mic. Secondly: Yes, we do search for a new singer and no, we don’t have one yet. If you think you are the one for the job, hit us up with a message to this page. Include the following information and we’ll get back to you if we are interested:
3. Recordings or (even better) videos of you singing
4. Any band and touring history
“Thank you all for your support and understanding. We’re determined to continue our path and release our new material as soon as possible, but this was a decision that had to be made for the sake of us four, the band and our friendship.”