Curtis Ward Leaves Bring Me the Horizon

According to Rock Sound, guitarist Curtis Ward has left Bring Me the Horizon.

This is especially sudden since the departure comes smack dab in the middle of the band’s current run on the Rock Star Taste of Chaos Tour. He will be replaced during the remaining shows by Dean Rowbotham of The Mirimar Disaster, who is also a guitar tech for BMTH.

The statement issued by Visible Noise and Raw Power Management cites “personal differences” as the reason for the split, but claims it is a mutual decision and that Chris and the band will “remain firm friends as they have done since the band’s inception in Sheffield in 2004.”

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