After spending five years with the band, guitarist Anthony Sepe and Memphis May Fire will be parting ways.

Read the full statements from both the band and Sepe below.

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Anthony Sepe replaced Ryan Bentley as the guitarist for Memphis May Fire in April 2012. Sepe has been on three different Memphis May Fire albums since then, including their most recent release This Light I Hold.

The band broke the news through a post on their Facebook. Read the official statement below.

“We'd like to let you know that after heavy consideration, it's come time for Memphis May Fire & guitarist Anthony Sepe to part ways. Although change is never easy, it was determined to be best at this time & we have no doubt that Anthony will continue on in his creative endeavors. We'd like to thank him for everything he gave to this band & encourage you all to follow him on his various social accounts moving forward. We'll have further touring updates coming soon; but in the meantime, please everyone send Anthony your warmest regards. He'll always be family.”

Sepe also posted a statement through both his Twitter and Instagram. Check it out below.

 

Thank you all so much ❤

A photo posted by Anthony Sepe (@ant_sepe) on

Memphis May Fire has not announced any possible replacements for Sepe.

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