Funeral For A Friend announce departure of drummer, former Rise To Remain drummer Pat Lundy takes over

Funeral For A Friend have announced that their drummer Ryan Richards has departed the band. His replacement is former Rise To Remain drummer Pat Lundy.

Ryan released the following statement on his departure: “After ten wonderful, enriching, emotional and fascinating years being a part of Funeral for a Friend – I’ve decided to hang up my drum sticks. I’ve always put music first in my life – but the time has come now for my family to take the top spot, after patiently waiting and supporting me for the last 10 years and more. I’m stoked to have my good friend Pat Lundy step into my vacant drumstool. There’s not a better drummer than Pat for the job.”

The rest of the band are fully supportive of the decision and excited for what the future is to bring. Says vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye “We give Ryan our full support and wish him the best in his future endeavours. Now, before you all start running around on the internet ringing the death bells for our band we just wanted to say that we’re extremely excited to announce that Pat Lundy (ex-Rise to Remain) will filling the drummer’s seat and will be kicking asses and taking names from here on in. So you better hold on to your prized snap-backs peeps, this machine ain’t stopping for no one!”

Pat Lundy commented: “I am well excited about my new band. I’ve shared some of my best touring memories with the boys and you gotta believe there will be plenty more to come. A proper honour to have been asked to be a part of it. The new album is gonna wreck, so get excited. Come say hi and I’ll see yas on tour!”

Funeral For A Friend released latest album ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ in 2011 to critical acclaim. The band have recently been in the studio working on its follow-up which is set for release through Distiller Records late 2012 / early 2013.

     

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