French black/death metalers SVART CROWN have announced that their drummer Nicolas “Ranko” Muller is leaving the band three years after joining the french black horde. The band has just completed their “Profane Tour 2014” and has also announced some cancellations for this summer.
Below follows the comments of the band’s members regarding these latest developments:
Ranko comments :
Dear friends, close ones and others, dear Svart Crown fans, I quietly announce to everyone of you that I leave the band. We’re still friends, this decision is purely personal and natural to me. I’m thinking about it since a bunch of time. I want to be honest with one thing : I’m really proud to have been a part f this journey, I travelled around the whole world and met a lot of great people. Guys, I won’t forget. I had the chance to be a part of it and I wish the best to the guy who will take my seat with those killer dudes, built for the stage and the road. I will stay active in music, don’t worry for that, I just had to leave the “big thing” because of positive changes in my life, that’s why I’m just feeling good and I feel absolutely no regrets. I leave a great band, to make great things by myself, and everyone will continue the way we chose. I love everyone of you so much, I hope you will miss me a little, but be sure I stay near. Hail Satan, or something like that.
Jb Le Bail (vocals / guitars) comment’s :
Time’s passing and each one’s priorities can change, but the band’s entity stays the most important to me . SVART CROWN is really demanding, in terms of personnal investment, energy and time, and it’s really different from the way of life that Ranko needs now. The band loses an outstanding musician and a roadmate, and we wish him the best for the future.
But We’ll be back stronger after a short break this summer, numerous plans are running for us. Everything will be announced ASAP, and nothing will stop us.
Concerning the cancellations, the Underwall Festival (Croatia) did not obtained the authorizations to let the bands play after midnight so they cancelled our participation in the last days before the show. We regret to be forced to cancel our presence in Brescia too. Ranko will be with us for a last concert at the Altherax, NICE, on this saturday the 7th. And so long !