CEMETARY mainman Mathias Lodmalm has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"I'm leaving CEMETARY and the 'scene' for good (insert applause).
"I've had enough of the people I do business with and the relationship with them has basically killed off the little inspiration I had left to do anything more connected with this whole thing. Pyrotechnics can cause quite a lot of trouble in a sewer so best get out before it blows! That sums up how I feel pretty good. At times I really don't know if I'm the spark, sewage or maybe both nuking my own ass!
"Life moves on and so do I. I'm not a nostalgic person and maybe that's why I don't fit in with these folks. I'm not a retro kinda guy. I'm a futurist. I'm happy to move along, for my sake and for the sake of music. Making music to uphold some dumb ego or bank statement has never been for me (guess I never had the chance either so fuck it, lol). I embrace and produce whatever comes to me and what feels good in the heart.
"Scenes and genres sooner or later turn into protective walls for positions of power, money and comfort. Not grounds for creativity.
"The metal scene reached that point ages ago and today we see another re-'cycle' of old dinosaurs hunting down their last wad of cash for the pension fund. Another world tour, another reunion, another retro sound brought back for a quick exposure and cash-in. This is not the fuckin' 80s. Is it ?
"Sorry, but a man can only take so much Dungeons & Dragons bullshit.
"Music has always been my first and only love. I've devoted my whole existence to it. At most times this has been really dumb, really fucking hard. I've put myself and others through hell and all it's suburbs, but hey, in love and war, all is fair. I have no regrets, only great love and a razor sharp vision for future adventures.
"A lot of bad things can be said about me, most of it will be true. I don't care about none of it besides one thing. My love and honesty in what I do. I've never been a fake, this has all been real. Love it or hate it but I've always followed my heart. Until the fucking end, I intend to do just that. Chances are that if you are reading this you're in on it. Hyper space jumps between wave, dub, death, techno and grime will probably not be so hard on you as the world in general.
"Anyway, time to go and just one last thing...
"The greatest thing though all of this has been connecting with YOU!"