"Now that we're home and rested up from Europe we have some news to share with you. Our good friend Dave Nassie - who many of you will recognize not only from NO USE FOR A NAME, INFECTIOUS GROOVES and a brief stint with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES but from Brandan's [Schieppatti, vocals] side project, THE INNOCENT, as well - has joined BLEEDING THROUGH on guitar.
"Jona Weinhofen, who joined BLEEDING THROUGH two years ago, told us during our North American headliner that he would be leaving the band. As he put it, while he enjoyed his time with us, he missed Australia and of course our well-documented financial struggles last year due to Trustkill Records' lack of timely commitment to their contractual obligations (which continue; they are 90 days late on royalties) all led to his decision.
We love Jona and we appreciate his contribution to BLEEDING THROUGH and his work on our new album, 'Declaration'. He did agree to complete his touring obligations with us which concluded with the Thrash And Burn Tour in Europe. Jona filling in for BRING ME THE HORIZON came up later, as he explained to us, and we take Jona's word at face value on that."