Drummer MATT C. Explains 'Split' With MYSTIC PROPHECY

Drummer Matt C. has commented on his recent departure from the German/Greek metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY, with whom he played on a recent European tour with STRATOVARIUS. He said, "First of all, many thanks for all the kind words I've recieved since the MYSTIC PROPHECY tour, I had a great time touring with the MYSTIC PROPHECY guys and we will all be staying touch. They are a great band, an even better bunch of lads and if I am free in the future, and they need me, I'll be more than happy to jump back on the stool.

"I have recieved emails expressing concern over the 'reasons' why I could not stay and I would like to clarify this for those who have asked.

"My position was only ever temporary and I cannot stay with the guys as I currently have a very busy recording schedule and commitments with both SOLSIKK and CHAOSANCT.

"As for the 'private reasons,' I am actually getting married, so please, no more stupid questions about trips to rehab or this unfounded crap about me being arrested (which is actually my favourite). None of it is true. Thanks for the concern, but all is cool."

MYSTIC PROPHECY is seeking a drummer "who feels confident to play their material and is seriously interested in becoming their new member," according to a press release. Interested parties can contact the band at martin@deathsquad.de or rdlia@aol.com.

"Fireangel", the sixth album from the MYSTIC PROPHECY, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 77. Released on May 22, 2009 via Massacre Records, the follow-up to 2007's "Satanic Curses" was recorded at Prophecy Studios and was mixed in Sweden under the direction of Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES) and R.D. Liapakis (FIREWIND, CHASTAIN, ELDRITCH).

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