Chris Pennie has left Coheed and Cambria, citing the classic musical differences as the reason behind the split.
In a statement Pennie said that he plans to work on his Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins projects.
He said: "I am very thankful for the years that I shared the stage with the guys and want to thank the amazing, supportive fans that I've met while on tour, but there are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, in addition to Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins, that I feel require my absolute 100 percent commitment and attention. I feel that this is the right time to make that happen."
Pennie joined Coheed in 2007 after leaving Dillinger Escape Plan.