David Nassie, who is best known as the guitarist for legendary punk outfit No Use For A Name, will be joining Bleeding Through as their permanent replacement for Jona Weinhofen, the band’s current guitarist. Weinhofen says his decision to part ways with Bleeding Through, which he joined two years ago, is primarily due to missing Australia. You can read part of the band’s reaction to the lineup change, as well as Weinhofen’s explanation for leaving, below:

Bleeding Through

…Our good friend Dave Nassie — who many of you will recognize not only from No Use For A Name, Infectious Grooves and a brief stint with Suicidal Tendencies but from Brandan’s side project, The Innocent, as well — has joined Bleeding Through on guitar.

Jona Weinhofen, who joined Bleeding Through two years ago, told us during our North American headliner that he would be leaving the band. As he put it, while he enjoyed his time with us, he missed Australia and of course our well documented financial struggles last year due to Trustkill Records lack of timely commitment to their contractual obligations (which continue; they are 90 days late on royalties) all led to his decision…

Jona Weinhofen

After a lot of soul searching in the past 6 months I have decided to leave Bleeding Through. It was a difficult decision and one that I’d hoped would not impact on the band too greatly.

I’ve lived in California and toured the world with BT for the past 2 years and I would not trade that for anything. One of the unfortunate things about relocating internationally is that you’re always left wondering what you’re missing out on back home where you are from. I have great friends and family whose lives I have not been an active part of for the last two years and I miss them and my home country greatly…

Weinhofen will finish out the Thrash N Burn Tour in Europe with Bleeding Through before playing with Bring Me The Horizon on their upcoming road trip. You can read the rest of Bleeding Through’s and Weinhofen’s comments on the band’s MySpace.