Drummer Bob Bryar
has officially quit My Chemical Romance
The band made the announcement on their website
and explained that Bryar
had actually left the group four weeks ago. In the short message posted on their website, the other members of My Chemical Romance
all the best but did not reveal the reason for his departure or who would be replacing him.
"Recently it seems as though every time we write to you guys we have bad news, and we apologize for that, but we've learned in life you can't have the sweet without the sour,
" wrote guitarist Frank Iero
"As of 4 weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways. This was a painful decision for all of us to make and was not taken lightly. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and expect you all to do the same.
originally replaced former drummer Matt Pelissier
in 2004. Iero
continued on in the message, providing an update on the band's upcoming album.
"We have been writing some very powerful new songs,
" he said. "So this week the four of us entered the studio once again, and what has been ending up on tape each night is some of the most exciting and honest work we have ever created.
Read the entire message from My Chemical Romance
on their drummer's departure at their official website