It was recently announced that Veil of Maya frontman Brandon Butler had parted ways with the band and will not be a part of the recording process of the new album.
The band commented on the singer’s departure after Butler had taken to his Facebook page to announce that he had started a new gig, sparking speculation that he had left the group.
The remaining members said in a statement that they would still perform live shows and would as well press on with the recording of their latest album, yet they are currently searching for a new lead vocalist for the project.
Butler went on to clarify his reasons for leaving the band, stating that ‘personal and creative differences’ led to his decision.
Butler says in his post:
As most of you know by now I am no longer in Veil of Maya. This decision was one of the toughest ones I have ever made in my life. The journey I have had traveling the world and playing for people who want to hear music I helped create is impossible to describe in words. The last 7 years of my life have been one wild ride and there is nothing I would take back about it. It was a dream of mine to make an impact with my words, even if in just a few lives. I will NEVER stop being passionate for music and writing as it is a massive part of my life. I feel as if I was on the verge of writing some of my best lyrics yet with the VOM guys and wish I could have showed you all. Marc, Sam, and Danny are currently working extremely hard on some amazing stuff that I know you guys will enjoy. They have a strong vision for how this album should sound and personally and creatively I had a different view from theirs which caused a wedge between us in this last year. I spent 7 years of my life hanging out with those guys grinding it out on the road and will always love them like brothers regardless of how it ended. It was an adventure with tons of ups and downs. Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of my time with veil. You changed my life for the better! The biggest thing I will miss is sharing experiences and stories with my friends around the world. Thank you for everything you have given me. VOM has the best fans ever! It was an absolute honor sharing the stage with you all and I’ll miss it. Stay f—ing metal \m/
Veil of Maya will commence working on their latest album, which will drop via Sumerian Records.
As of this point, Brandon Butler has still not revealed what his new job is.