A few weeks back, Art of Dying announced they had signed with the newly launched Better Noise record label to release their next album. But not all of the members who were with the group for their last disc will be there to promote the next release, as guitarist Greg Bradley revealed that he has left the band.

Bradley founded the Canadian outfit with vocalist Jonny Hetherington back in 2004. Both he and the band have posted messages on the Art of Dying Facebook page.

The guitarist's message says, "I have had some of the most amazing experiences of my life with Art of Dying. I will always cherish the fond memories of working with Jonny, Cale, Tavis and Jeffy and performing for the fans. It is just time for me to move on in my life. I wish the guys nothing but the best. Much love and respect to all!"

The message from Hetherington, guitarist Tavis Stanley, bassist Cale Gontier and drummer Jeff Brown says, "We wish Greg well and feel fortunate to have had him with us. As a founding member of the band, his contribution to Art of Dying will last well beyond his physical presence."

The follow-up to Art of Dying's 2011 album Vices and Virtues is expected to be released sometime this year. Look for more from the group in terms of touring and album details later this year.