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Coheed & Cambria Bid Adieu to Bassist Michael Todd

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Fans of the band had a feeling something like this was going to happen, we didn’t know exactly when…but it’s been made official on the group’s Tumblr page that the band and Mic Todd are going their separate ways.

From the band’s official blog:

After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, Coheed and Cambria will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who appreciate his talents. We wish him nothing but the very best.

We are currently writing and recording songs for a new album, as well as a couple compilations this fall. We are very excited about how the songs are shaping up and can’t wait to share them with you.

We’d like to thank Wes Styles for filling in for the live gigs in the interim, including the upcoming South America and Mexico shows. A belated thanks to Rob Gill for covering in Boston; and the biggest thank you to all of you for your unwavering support.

A new chapter awaits.

Love,

Coheed and Cambria

On the 10th of July, Mr. Todd was arrested in Attleboro, MA after committing armed robbery via cell phone at a pharmacy and making off with six bottles of oxycodone pills. He is currently awaiting the next stage of his trial and one thing is for certain, fans everywhere will miss Mr. Todd’s bass work and backing vocals.

I’m just glad that I got to see the group perform live prior to his arrest.

Photo courtesy Chiaki Nozu of FilmMagic

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