Bassist Jay James of Bullet For My Valentine has parted ways with the band, with the news being released via a surprise announcement on their Facebook page. Reasons behind his departure were not stated and his replacement will not be announced until the band feels ‘the time is right.’
To all our fans around the World,
It is with regret that Bullet For My Valentine has to announce that Jay James is no longer a member of the band. Jay has been a part of this band for well over 12 years and part of our lives forever, and we’re gonna miss him as much as we know you guys are too. We wanna wish him all the best and success with whatever he chooses to do next and will always be grateful for his contribution and sacrifices he made for this band.
We’ll announce a replacement for Jay when we feel the time is right, but until then we’re gonna be busy and focused recording our next record and making sure its the best album we’ve ever made.
2015 is already shaping up to be a massive year for us with lots of exciting things going on behind the scenes which we’ll be announcing as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Matt, Padge, Moose.
Jay James joined Bullet For My Valentine back in 2003, and is involved in all four of the group’s studio albums. With their next album already in development with producer Colin Richardson, it is speculated his replacement will be revealed sooner than later, as a tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God and Motionless in White for Summer’s Last Stand was announced in January.
More updates to come.