Band members come and go almost every day but it seems like it was yesterday when Lacuna Coil lost their long-time guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore and drummer Cristiano “CriZ” Mozzati and apparently, the same just happened today, as the band announced the departure of their remaining guitarist Marco ‘Maus’ Biazzi.
The band posted the following statement via Facebook announcing the split:
To all of our friends, and fans all over the world. It is with bittersweet emotion that we announce that Lacuna Coil guitarist Marco ‘Maus’ Biazzi has decided to leave the band.
We are of course sad to lose such a long time member of our family. However, Maus needs to follow what is in his heart, and we wish him all the best with whatever the future may bring.
And we know that whatever it is that Maus will do in the future, it will be filled with heavy riffs, and a lot of good times.
Here are some words from Maus:
It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone, especially after more than 17 wonderful years lived together. Sharing everything about life, on the road, on and off the stage. Growing up as a band and as a musician which played pretty much everywhere on this planet. Seeing positive results and feedbacks coming finally after so hard work together.
I will never forget all these emotions and I will always keep them with me.
I felt I couldn’t add more in this project any longer so I decided to leave my second family, Lacuna Coil, to take a different path for a new challenge in my life.
I’m now looking for another musical project to start and to get back on the road as soon as possible to kick ass again around the globe because this is what I want and what I love the most.
First I wanna thank Lacuna Coil for all these years together…I will be always grateful to this band.. it’s because of this adventure together, collecting this huge amount of experiences, that I became the professional musician which I am right now.
Thanks also to our fantastic crew around the world for an amazing and professional job in every kinds of conditions, our management, and our label Century Media. Thanks also to all my endorsements which are always supporting this italian guy from the neighbour no matter how and, in the end, A BIG THANKS to You all, Friends and Fans all over the world, who supported me since the beginning with your infinite dedication and love.
This is not a real goodbye from me.. it is just a change. See You guys at NAMM this year with my New Signature Guitar from Schecter “Maus M-7”… I’m sure we are going to share more notes and beer very soon.
No word on who’s going to replace Maus but, surely, they’ll get someone else soon as they just finished recording their upcoming album and that means they may have a tour coming once it gets released. The common trend between this and the previous departures is that all of them left the band to look for ‘a change,’ which could easily mean ‘something I can make a living out of,’ but we’ll never know for sure.