A Skylit Drive announce new acoustic album & member changes

October 22nd, 2014 by Megan Washington

A Skylit Drive

Post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive has announced that they are parting ways with bassist Brian White and drummer Cory La Quay. Since the band returned from Warped Tour they have been working on a full-length acoustic version of their recent album Rise.

“In the spirit of moving forward and sticking to our word of a big announcement coming, we have a couple of things in store,” says vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin. “First things first, we will be releasing a full length acoustic album in January of 2015. For the album we have recreated our most recent record RISE in its entirety in FULL acoustic. The album will be called RISE: ASCENSION. Please check out the announcement video for full details & pre order specials. Second, we have already begun writing for a new record set to release in the Summer of 2015! Lastly, expect to see us back on the road in early 2015. We can’t be stopped!”

Brian & Cory’s message:
“A message for our fans and friends, from Brian and Cory: First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude towards our fans and friends who have believed in us enough to support the music we love to play. Whether you have been with us since the beginning of A Skylit Drive or have started listening recently, and regardless of how you showed your support (by coming to a concert, buying our CD or merchandise, or spreading the word about us)…thank you. After careful consideration and having spent a significant amount of time making our decision, we will be parting ways with A Skylit Drive. The life-shaping experiences we have had as individuals, with our band mates/fellow touring bands and especially with our fans and friends is what makes our departure weigh so heavily on our hearts. While we arrived at our decision to leave A Skylit Drive separately, our reasons for doing so are very similar. Unfortunately, the same passion for our band that once fueled our success has changed. How a person values their art and the creative process is their own right, but for the two of us it has gotten to the point that we do not want to lose our love of writing, playing and preforming music because our values and ideas are no longer aligned with others. When we started this band, we could have never imagined that our dreams to travel and perform on stages across the world would come true. Thankful is an understatement for the way we feel about the opportunities we have been given to live our dream for the past eight years. That being said, we hope that you—our fans and friends— will continue to follow your dreams, whatever they may be. Do what makes you happy; otherwise there is no point in doing it at all. Music and performing will always be a part of us, and so we look forward to embracing new opportunities. We will not stop dreaming and we hope you will continue to dream with us. With the sincerest love and gratitude, Brian White and Cory LaQuayA posted by Brian White (@brianwhiteasd) on Oct. 10, 2014 at 12:59 PDT”