Bullet For My Valentine has officially announced that bassist Jay James is no longer a member of the band. The news was announced on the Welsh group’s Facebook page.
The band has not yet named a replacement for James. According to their official statement, the group will not name James’ replacement until “the time is right”.
The band’s full statement about James can be found below:
“To all our fans around the World,
It is with regret that Bullet For My Valentine has to announce that Jay James is no longer a member of the band. Jay has been a part of this band for well over 12 years and part of our lives forever, and we’re gonna miss him as much as we know you guys are too. We wanna wish him all the best and success with whatever he chooses to do next and will always be grateful for his contribution and sacrifices he made for this band.
We’ll announce a replacement for Jay when we feel the time is right, but until then we’re gonna be busy and focused recording our next record and making sure its the best album we’ve ever made.
2015 is already shaping up to be a massive year for us with lots of exciting things going on behind the scenes which we’ll be announcing as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Matt, Padge, Moose.”
Earlier this year, Slipknot announced their spring 2015 tour dates which included special guest performances by Bullet For My Valentine. Their first performance alongside Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Motionless In White is scheduled for July 24.
Check back for any word on who is chosen to replace Jay James. Any additional information about Bullet For My Valentine can be found on their official website.