Saves The Day guitarist David Soloway has left the band.

Soloway will continue to work alongside frontman Chris Conley and Say Anything's Max Bemis and Coby Linder in Two Tongues.

Both Conley and Soloway himself addressed the situation in recent messages.

"I am sad that David is gone from the group," said Conley, "and I will feel the pain of our loss forever. When David told me he had decided it was time for him to move on, I understood his feelings and felt immediate communion."

"After a lot of thought and many conversations with my good friend Chris," said Soloway, "I decided that it was time for me to leave Saves The Day. This is one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make. I will miss the connection that I was able to participate in making with so many of you through our music."

Though Conley has been the band's only original member since drummer Bryan Newman's departure in 2002, Soloway had been with the band since 1998.

Guitarist Thomas Hunter, formerly of Forgive Durden, has reportedly been playing live with Saves The Day in recent times. No word on whether he'll be tapped to officially replace Soloway.

The band's last album, Under The Boards, was released in 2007 on Vagrant. Their followup, Daybreak, is expected later this year.