Artificial Brain has announced they've parted ways with vocalist Will Smith due to "personal reasons". The band further states that Artificial Brain has one last record with Smith coming out soon enough, and will be joined by vocalist Paulo Paguntalan for immediate touring.
"Today we must make the difficult announcement that we have split with our vocalist, Will, for personal reasons. Our upcoming third full length, which is currently being mixed and mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves, will be our final recording together. We are extremely proud of all of the work that we have done with Will over this past decade — this new record most of all — and we can't wait for you all to hear this final document of the first iteration of Artificial Brain.
"We will be joined on our upcoming tour with Inter Arma by Paulo Paguntalan (Miasmatic Necrosis, Edenic Past, Undeciphered), who has filled in extensively for the band over the years and who has also appeared on each of our full-length albums. We have the utmost trust and confidence in Paulo, and we are so grateful that he was willing to step in for these dates.
"You can continue to hear Will perform with Long Island legends Afterbirth, who recently signed to Willowtip Records, as well as his newest project, Reeking Aura, who are hard at work on their debut full-length. You can also listen to him on his terrific podcast, The Heavy Hole, a show on which he conducts thoughtful and engaging interviews with important figures from extreme metal's past, present, and future. We still feel that he is one of the best vocalists in the genre, and we are truly excited to hear what he does next. We wish him luck, and would ask that you respect our privacy and his in the coming days and weeks."
Catch Artificial Brain on tour with Inter Arma at one of the below dates.
11/05 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
11/06 Boston, MA – The Middle East
11/07 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie