British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have parted ways with bassist Dave Pybus. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"We are sorry to say that as of [last Thursday, Jan. 20], Dave Pybus is no longer with CRADLE OF FILTH. Dave has decided, for personal reasons, that he is unable to continue with the band. This will not endanger the tour dates we currently have in place or future recording commitments, as a replacement will be found to complete these.
"We are all very sorry that Dave has made this decision and he will be missed."
CRADLE OF FILTH will be releasing "Nymphetamine: Special Edition" on March 1 via Roadrunner Records. The collection will feature two all-new tracks ("Prey" and "Soft White Throat"),covers of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Mr. Crowley", BATHORY's "Bestial Lust" and CLIFF RICHARD's 1976 hit "Devil Woman" (featuring King Diamond),two previously unreleased tracks, all-new and expanded artwork and the video for "Nymphetamine".