Hail of Bullets and singer Martin Van Drunen have parted ways over the weekend and according to the band's statement via Facebook, it doesn't seem like it was too amicable of a split. I guess the one decent takeaway here is that despite the band losing its founding vocalist, Hail of Bullets doesn't seem like it'll be slowing its musical roll anytime soon.
We are sorry to announce that Martin van Drunen is no longer part of Hail Of Bullets. On a personal level it’s no longer possible for us to continue the cooperation with Martin.
Unfortunately this means we have to cancel all upcoming shows until further notice.
This does not mean the end of Hail Of Bullets. The main reason for starting this band 8 years ago was our mutual love for real Death Metal and to have fun playing our favourite kind of music and we did not want to lose this ‘fun part’. We acknowledge the fact that Martin’s a good singer with a distinctive voice but he’s not the only great singer on this planet. For the record, there's no hate or anger here, but this simply wasn't working out anymore.
We wish him all the best in his future career. To be continued…
Stephan, Paul, Ed, Theo
Seriously, even the band's responses to fan comments on the post don't point to the band having a friendly split with Van Drunen at all.
The band appears to be looking into a replacement vocalist so it can play Maryland Deathfest 2016.