Secrets part ways with bassist

After skipping out on the band’s tour supporting Blessthefall, Secrets bassist Michael Owens has decided to “not return to the band.” You can read a full statement from Owens below:

“Hey guys it's Michael, as you all know I took the Hollow Bodies tour off with Secrets, and after the hardest decision I have ever had to make I have decided to not return to the band. I can never thank the band or you guys enough for what you all have given me, you gave me a start, a chance to follow my dreams, to tour more countries than I can count, you made me feel right at home when I joined that band, but it wouldn't be fair to them or you guys if I were to continue in a band that I wasn't happy in. Sometimes it doesn't matter what dream you are following or what you are doing, if you aren't happy with yourself, you will never be happy, I am just trying to be happy. So with that being said I am still always here for you guys, those were my favorite moments over the past two years getting to be a part of your lives, having you guys trust me enough to let me into your personal lives, knowing you counted on me and I could always count on you, I cherish that bond and that will never change, if you ever need anything feel free to message me on any social networking site. I have always supported you and your guys dreams, to change the parts of your life you need to change, to get a fresh start if you need one so I hope you guys are there to support me while I work on mine. I love you guys and I will see you soon. Thank you for everything. Shout out to all Secrets Clan.”

The band released their latest album, Fragile Futures, last year via Rise Records. No word yet from the band on a replacement for Owens. Secrets will be playing the entire 2014 Vans Warped Tour.