Here’s some news for the Hatecrew. After running with Children of Bodom for 12 years, it appears as if the band has parted ways with guitarist Roope Latvala. There has been no word of a replacement as of yet. However, the following statement has been issued by the band:

“Dear COB Hatecrew, we need to share something with you at this point. Our friend, brother, and a guitar player for 12 years, Roope, is no longer with the band. As we parted ways with no bad blood, we wish him nothing but the best and thank him for allowing us to share the last 12 years of our lives with him. Hope you know that this will not affect the upcoming shows or the new album as we recorded it as a four piece and it is already mixed, mastered, heavy as shit and ready to go! Enough said, See you soon!”

It’s good hear that nothing went awry during this split. But the news is unfortunate nonetheless. While you mourn the loss of Roope, here’s some music to tickle your ears.

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