Technical death metal band Inferi have announced that vocalist Sam Schneider and bassist Joel Schwallier have left the band. As of now, no reasons have been given, but the split seems to be with everyone on good terms.
Replacements have been announced, with Stevie Boiser (ex-Vale of Pnath) joining on vocals while Andrew Kim (Magic Hammer) will play bass.
On their Facebook page, Inferi state:
“Gone, but not forgotten…
It is with great sadness to announce the departure of Sam Schneider and Joel Schwallier from Inferi. Both are amazing guys with apex skill levels and they were great additions to the sound of Inferi which helped us create, in my opinion, our best album to date. We would like to wish them well in their future endeavors.
That being said, We are proud to open a new chapter for the band by warmly welcoming Stevie Boiser (Tethys, Equipoise, ex-Vale of Pnath) as our new vocalist and Andrew Kim (ex-Seren, Magic Hammer) as our new bassist! As some of you might know, Stevie and Andrew had been assisting us on the road throughout the year, so this transition felt like a natural progression for us.
Enjoy this playthrough of A Beckoning Thrall that Andrew kindly filmed for you all. We can’t wait to see you when hit the road with Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Exist and Warforged in the weeks to come!
Inferi’s headlining tour will kickoff on September 6th.