Exhorder guitarist Marzi Montazeri, who joined the band in 2017, has quit. Montazeri posted a brief message on his Facebook page saying he has a "a lot going on" and will reveal his new projects soon.
"With all my love to the boys in Exhorder I have decided to no longer be a part of it! I have a lot going on and it’s beautiful! I’ll soon let y’all know! Much love to all."
Exhorder has not yet addressed Montazeri's departure. The band was working on new music as recently as the end of 2021, with vocalist Kyle Thomas saying the band was getting ready to hit the studio at some point.
"We have been working very hard on new material since the [start of] the pandemic," he said. "We've been demoing songs, doing pre-production, preparing for when we finally do record the actual album. So, yes, new Exhorder will be coming at some point."
Exhorder originally broke up in 1994 and had a string of reunions before their ongoing reunion in 2017. The band also parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella in 2020, who wrote the majority of music found on Mourn The Southern Skies.