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Chris Pennie quits Coheed And Cambria

By | Published on Friday 4 November 2011

Chris Pennie

Coheed And Cambria have parted company with drummer Chris Pennie, the second member to leave the band this year. Although on this occasion it seems to have been voluntary. Former Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Pennie, who joined the band in 2007, said in a statement that he was leaving to concentrate on other projects.

“I am very thankful for the years that I shared the stage with the guys and want to thank the amazing, supportive fans that I’ve met while on tour”, he said. “But there are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, in addition to Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins, that I feel require my absolute 100% commitment and attention. I feel that this is the right time to make that happen”.

Earlier this year the band announced the departure of bassist Michael Todd after he was arrested for the armed robbery of a pharmacy shortly before the band were due to play a show in Massachusetts.