There’s a common trend of artists leaving bands in pairs, as Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover have shown, as well as Broken Hope’s guitarist Chuck Wepfer and bassist Shaun Glass. The buddy system seems to work well when it comes to quitting bands. Now, the German metal outfit Accept has parted ways with their guitarist Herman Frank and their drummer Stefan Schwarzmann. In their statement, they said:
"Accept would like to thank Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann for being with us these last four-plus years, for making themselves available whenever needed and for rocking their asses off!
"We and the fans all knew that they had their own careers and that eventually we would run into scheduling and other conflicts beyond our control.
"Herman and Stefan are now ready to take on the world, with their own band Panzer, a Nuclear Blast record deal under their belts and a new album!
"We are parting as friends and wish them nothing but success!
"We ourselves are getting ready for 2015 — another year of heavy touring!
"We would like to say thanks again to our fans around the world for their huge support and for the fantastic year 2014!
"The 'Blind Rage' world tour continues in 2015."
Well, there you have it. The statement is almost friendly to an uncomfortable degree, even going as far as to promote Frank and Schwarzmann’s new band! Not only that, but it seems like the band hasn’t even broken their stride from this occurrence. It’s refreshing to see this level of friendliness towards band members who leave.