Erik Wunder from Colorado-based outfit Cobalt has checked in with the following update about the band’s status:
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce the following: I will be moving forward with Cobalt without my brother Phil.
“His recent activities have made it impossible for the two of us to continue on a creative path. We started Cobalt 12 years ago, and our music has carried us through many storms. I am extremely proud of what we have done. But our ideals no longer match, and it is time to keep going.
“I’ve been working rigorously on the material for ‘Slow Forever,’ and I am set to enter the studio in June 2015 to begin tracking. The loss of Phil is a devastating blow, but I can’t let what has happened stop me from completing my work.
“I am still unclear as to who will be doing the vocals on the album. I have some people in mind. Or I may do them myself. We’ll see. But it is ultimately sad to lose Phil’s relentless presence and savage force.
“More will be posted as it develops. Thank you to everyone who has supported Cobalt over the years and continues to support the band.”