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Set It Off have announced the departure of guitarist Dan Clermont after taking a “hiatus” earlier this year.

You can read the band’s full statement below.

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Back in May, the band released a statement following allegations against an unnamed member of the band.

Two days later, the band announced guitarist Dan Clermont would be “taking a hiatus” to spend time with family. It was also stated he would “pursue this privately [and] legally.”

“In light of the recent allegations regarding Dan Clermont, we have taken the necessary time to investigate this matter on both professional and personal levels before making a statement. We have jointly decided that he will be taking a hiatus and stepping away from Set It off to spend time at home with his family and pursue this privately [and] legally. Thank you to all of our amazing fans for standing by us during this time.”

Clermont has not been an active member of the band since the announcement of his hiatus. Now, Set It Off have revealed that Clermont has decided to turn his hiatus into a departure from the band.

Clermont was a founding member of the band when they formed in 2008. He’s appeared on every album with the most recent being this year’s Fearless Records debut, Midnight.

You can read the full statement below.

“Our bandmate Dan Clermont has decided to turn his hiatus into an official departure from Set It Off in order to focus on other areas of his life. We look forward to getting back on the road and will be continuing on as a three piece from this point forward.”

Clermont also took to Twitter to comment on his departure.

“Love y’all dearly hope you understand. Over time I just grew to realize my heart truly was being at home with my family. I am the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in years.”

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