The Devil Wears Prada split with drummer Daniel Williams

The Devil Wears Prada with Daniel Williams, far right
The Devil Wears Prada with Williams, far right

The Devil Wears Prada have split with drummer Daniel Williams.

The sticksman has been in the metalcore outfit since it began in 2005. The band announced his departure, adding: “We wish him nothing but the best with everything he does going forward.

“We’re putting the finishing touches on our new album and look forward to releasing new music very soon.”

Williams confirmed the news and apologised to fans for the lack of clarity over the move.

He says: “I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of questions today – I wish i was able to answer them. Just know that the fans are all that matter to me.

“Remember the good times and shows. And please keep in touch. I love you all.

“As everyone knows, I’ve always loved to engage with fans. Now I can call you all friends instead. Say hi to me on the street in San Diego.”

The news follows former longtime guitarist Chris Rubey’s exit last year, who left to spend more time with his family.

The Devil Wears Prada have a number of US shows scheduled later this month. They released their Space EP in August last year.

The Devil Wears Prada tour dates 2016

Jul 15: Bridgeview Toyota Park, IL
Jul 18: Cleveland Grog Shop, OH
Jul 25: Des Moines Vaudeville Mews, IA
Jul 26: Shawnee Aftershock Live Music Venue, KS
Jul 29: Wheat Ridge HeavenFest, CO
Jul 31: Springfield Outland, MO

Thinking out loud: The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica

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