Nonpoint guitarist Dave Lizzio says he's "heartbroken" to confirm he's left the band, and he'll be replaced by BC Kochmit of Eye Empire and Switched.
But the outgoing guitarist accepts a change was needed, and he’s wished his former colleagues well after a three-year stint with the US metal outfit.
Lizzio says: “This decision was not an easy one for myself or anyone in the band to deal with, but it was determined to be necessary and I completely understand why it needed to happen.
“I am, and always will be, on good terms with my brothers and I can only hope that this new album continues to propel them even further along their career. I’m proud of the work we all did and I can’t wait to share it. I hope you continue to support them with the same tenacity and love you all gave me personally.”
The band’s eighth record, the follow-up to 2012’s self-titled work, is to be released later this year. The band are currently filming a video for the lead track and have begun announcing US tour dates for September and October.