Warbringer Lose Guitarist Adam Carroll
California thrash metal band Warbringer have just parted ways with guitarist Adam Carroll. The departure of Carroll was made public today (Jan. 30), only one day before Warbringer's extensive North American tour with Symphony X and Iced Earth.
Carroll gave fans a brief statement regarding his departure from the group:
To all fans and friends, I, Adam Carroll, have officially quit Warbringer. I have financial issues at home that have to be addressed sooner than later. I hope you all can understand and respect my decision. It’s been some of the best years of my life and I appreciate all the support you the fans have given us and continue to give. I will forever be part of the Warbringer family. Many thanks and until I see the rest of you again, keep the metal alive. Cheers!
Newcomer Andrew Barnett will be filling the vacant spot for the entirety of the upcoming Symphony X / Iced Earth co-headlining tour:
Last month I received a message from the guys, which basically stated that Adam was requesting to step out. As a result, they were searching for a possible replacement who could learn the material in time for the upcoming Iced Earth and Symphony X tour. I jumped at the opportunity and started learning some tracks. Around the beginning of this month I went down and jammed with the guys and the rest is history.
I am eternally grateful to my friends in Warbringer for giving me the opportunity to play with them and I am very excited about what the future may hold. But, one thing that I would like to make clear is that I don’t view myself as Adam‘s replacement, as much as I view myself as filling the position instead of him.
Adam‘s work with the band and time with them is not something that can be erased and I would just like to make it clear that I respect him greatly. He has left big shoes to fill and I have a lot of work ahead of me if I am going to honor his legacy with the band. I’m looking forward to interacting with, and playing for the fans on the road! It’s time to shred!”
Check out the upcoming tour dates for Warbringer opening for Symphony X and Iced Earth.