House Vs Hurricane and Joey Fragione part ways

House Vs Hurricane have announced that keyboardist Joey Fragione is no longer a member of the band.

Official statement from the band can be read below:

"After five years of playing together, House vs Hurricane and keyboardist Joey Fragione have parted ways. With growing tension amongst member, both musically and personally, this decision was not one made lightly and was an incredibly difficult thing for us to do. Sincerely, we wish Joey the best of luck for any future projects he chooses to pursue, and hope that happiness finds him once again.

We shall continue on as a five-piece, with all our currently booked shows proceeding as planned. We’ll also be announcing a tour we’re really excited about this Wednesday and if all goes to plan, we’re hoping to have a brand new song for you all around March. Our attention from now will be focused on continuing the writing process for our second full-length record, which we’re aiming to record in the middle of the year, with a release to follow in the second half of 2011. We’ll be filming a series of writing/jamming videos so you can all follow the progress of the record (and give you all a bit more insight into what we do), along with consistent tour and studio diaries when the time is right.

As much as this will be quite an adjustment for us, this decision in no way denounces our use of keyboards and electronics, and they shall continue to be used on future records. The remainder of us feel that this is an unavoidable step and an evolutionary one for the current and future growth of the band. We can only ever do what we feel is best for the band and for us as people, and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

Above all else, we are excited at what possibilities this brings us for the future, and can’t wait to share some new songs and video footage with you all soon!"

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