Mannuel Carrero(bass) and Durijah Lang (drums) have officially stepped down from their positions in high-quality emo-pop-punk band Saves The Day.
The two members were also part-time members of post-hardcore legends Glassjaw and have upped sticks in order focus on that band full time now that they are kicking back into gear and actually doing something for a change.
Glassjaw have not released an album since 2002's Worship and Tribute (although there have been a couple of E.Ps during that time). They have recently started playing live again.
Returning to Saves the Day, the band issued a statement addressing the situation like so:
"Hey guys, wanted to give you all an end of year update. being that Glassjaw is back in action and touring extensively throughout 2010, Manny and Durijah are leaving Saves The Day so they can be available to rock with the jaw.
"Saves is moving forward as always, getting two new band members ready to tour this January with New Found Glory. Spencer Peterson will be joining on drums and Rodrigo Palma will be slappin' da bass. we are so stoked to have Spencer and Rodrigo on board, you guys will love them. Rodrigo has been playing bass in bands with Arun since they were both 16, and he's already part of the Saves The Day family, so we're keeping it real.
"Spencer has been busy out there in the world of rock, manning the drums for Hidden In Plain View and Charlotte Sometimes as well as filling in for other acts when needed. both dudes are talented and down to Earth. all this being said, unfortunately we have not had the opportunity to record Daybreak with the new personnel, however we do have studio time booked at the end of the NFG tour.
"Obviously, the album will be released in the new year. I'm sure you all can understand the difficulty transitioning through lineup changes, and i assure you this change is for the best. we have more motivation and drive to rock now than ever before and I feel lucky to have Arun, Rodrigo, and Spencer to come along lifting the veil of illusion so we can all feel the One and Only Truth... All Is Rock. love you. C[hris Conley]"