Still in the topic of departures, guitarist Roger Sjunnesson is no longer a member of Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate. He was one of the founders of the band and the main composer.
His official and lengthy statement reads as follows: “Dear Sonic fans and fellow Musicians, I’m no longer a member of the band I founded with my brother Richard ten years ago. A couple of weeks ago Sonic Syndicate distributed a press release stating “Last year we parted ways with two band members”, and I think this ambiguity requires some clarification. The first member they are alluding is of course Richard who left Sonic Syndicate in October 2010, and the second is – as some of you already figured out – me. However it should be noted I was in the band well into this year and that’s it. I will not go into any details. All I can say is that I never wanted this split to happen, and I did my very best to find an equitable solution. I have been in this band since day 1, written many great songs on all Sonic’s albums that I am proud of, toured the world and met fans and every band I grew up listening to. This is nothing you give up easily and it feels strange to not be a part of this band anymore. But this is the last word and it’s time to move forward.”