UPDATE: January 14 at 3:52 p.m. EST
AP has just confirmed with representative of the band that Jona is no longer in Bring Me The Horizon. They also confirmed that his blog post that is being cited was, indeed, a joke that was unearthed and has nothing to do with his departure.
The band have just released the below trailer for Sempiternal, which is set for release April 30 in the US.
ORIGINAL POST: January 14 at 1:49 p.m. EST
The following statement from Bring Me The Horizon has surfaced and is being reported, unsourced, online regarding the depature of guitarist Jona Weinhofen: “Bring Me The Horizon are Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matthew Kean, Matthew Nicholls and Jordan Fish. Jona Weinhofen is no longer in the band.”
Rocksound reports, along with the new photo of the band (above), “The newest member of the band is Jordan Fish (formerly of Worship) and the guy not in the picture anymore is Jona Weinhofen, who has left the band.”
In our latest issue, we revealed that Jordan Fish worked on the band's upcoming album, Sempiternal, handling keyboards.
Though Weinhofen is still listed as a member of the band on their various websites and he still cites himself as a member of the band in his Twitter profile, the guitarist detailed his quitting the band in a Tumblr post from a year ago, also being passed around, that many fans report to have been an April Fool's Day joke.
“After a lot of time and thought I've decided to leave my current position as guitarist with Bring Me The Horizon.” Weinhofen said in a statement posted in an old entry on his his tumblog. “Things in the band have been very tense with a lot of disagreements between myself and certain members who i wont name.”
We have reached out to a representative of the band to clarify all of the above.
In much more pleasant and straightforward news, the band have also announced a spring UK tour. You can view the dates below and find more information on the band's Facebook Tour page.
April 29 – Manchester Academy 2
April 30 – Newcastle University
May 1 – Inverness Ironworks
May 2 – Glasgow ABC
May 4 – Portsmouth Pyramids
May 5 – Cardiff Solus
May 6 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
May 7 – London Koko