Things were looking pretty good for Periphery after they announced the addition of guitarist Mark Holcomb. Yet almost a month later, the djent metal band are hit with another departing member.
Bassist Tom Murphy announced yesterday that he has parted ways with Periphery. Murphy, who has been in the band since its inception, had the following to say:
“I’m sorry to announce that as of today I will no longer be playing bass for Periphery. I have had so many unforgettable experiences and have met so many wonderful people while playing with the band and just want to say thank you to all the fans for making that possible. I am leaving to pursue something new. If you are interested following up with me, feel free to add my personal page at facebook.com/tom.h.murphy.”
The rest of Periphery also added the following:
“We’re very saddened by this but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Fortunately this will not effect our upcoming touring plans as Nolly [Adam Getgood of Red Seas Fire, who has been filling in for Holcomb during their recent European tour with Dream Theater] will be filling in on bass and Mark Holcomb will take up his position as full-time guitarist.”
Murphy’s departure also comes about five months after Periphery’s split with guitarist Alex Bois. It’s unclear as to whether Murphy will still be appearing on Periphery’s upcoming two new albums, both of which are due out in 2012. It would appear though that Periphery is already on the lookout for a new permanent bassist.