Singer Henry Derek No Longer in Scar the Martyr, Claims Quitting Due to 'Personal Differences,' Joey Jordison Says He Was Fired

artist: Scar The Martyr date: 04/11/2014 category: general music news

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Singer Henry Derek No Longer in Scar the Martyr, Claims Quitting Due to 'Personal Differences,' Joey Jordison Says He Was Fired
In a peculiar string of events, singer Henry Derek is no longer a member of Scar the Martyr, the band started by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

What made the matter complicated are the contradicting statements regarding Derek's departure. The singer was first to issue a statement, noting he left the group due to "personal differences."

"I'm officially parting ways with Scar the Martyr due to personal differences, artistic direction and a slew of business decisions that I cannot simply ignore," the Blabbermouth statement reads. "I've given it a year of my life and now it's time to move on. Many thanks to all of the fans and friends that have shown their support."

However, the band statement was quick to follow via Facebook, claiming that Henry was in fact fired. The post reads as follows:

"To address the recent Scar the [Martyr] news out there and make sure all the facts are straight, Scar the Martyr has parted ways with Henry, not the other way around. With all that's been going on of late we have been forced to take a very careful look at how we are moving forward and with there being some creative and personal differences it made sense to move on without Henry.

"We have been very focused on new Scar the Martyr material and we couldn't be more excited with how the music is coming out. We are in the process of looking for a new singer and will have news on the search very soon.

"We appreciate all the support from our fans and we can't wait to share the next phase of STM with all of you. We wish Henry best of luck going forward."

Bonner was featured on the band's self-titled debut released last October. No information regarding the new singer has been released as of yet.
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