It was a bit shocking to hear last week that guitarist Phil Sgrosso has announced he was leaving Wovenwar because his heart was not in it anymore.
Drummer was asked by Altpress.com about the exit and what the band's plans for the future are. It looks like they will not be replacing Sgrosso, and continuing as a four-piece:
“We just wanted to go in different directions, in terms of touring commitments. It was something that we talked about like adults and understood each other’s perspectives. Right now, because he was still a big part of the creative process making Honor Is Dead—and we’ve yet to tour—it feels like business as usual, but we’ll see how his absence affects things as we move forward.”
“[W]e actually want to handle it with just the four of us. Nick [Hipa] has got guitar duties down and Shane happens to be a great guitar player too, which puts us in a very good position. Once we decided to move forward that way and see how that goes, we felt good about it, and the four of us are just excited to get to play the new songs.”
The band just unveiled a new track, "World on Fire" from their upcoming album, Honor Is Dead, out October 21st. What do you think of the track?