PUPIL SLICER have announced the departure of bassist/vocalist Luke Fabian and guitarist Alex Brown
London-based mathcore/metalcore trio PUPIL SLICER recently announced the departure of their bassist/vocalist, Luke Fabian. The band, known for their intense and complex sound, revealed the news through their official social media profiles on November 26, 2023. The departure, described as a mutual agreement, marks the end of Fabian‘s five-year tenure with the group.
During his time with PUPIL SLICER, Luke Fabian played a significant role in shaping the band’s sonic identity. His bass and vocal contributions were featured prominently on both of the band’s albums, “Mirrors” released in 2020 and “Blossom” released in 2023. In August, the band shared Fabian‘s bass play-through of “Momentary Actually,” showcasing his technical prowess and adding a layer of transparency to their creative process. Additionally, Fabian played a crucial role in the band’s recent tour alongside EMPLOYED TO SERVE, which concluded in early November.
The official statement released by PUPIL SLICER emphasized that the decision to part ways with Luke Fabian was a mutual one. Both the band and Fabian reportedly reached the conclusion that continuing their professional collaboration was no longer viable. The announcement thanked Fabian for his dedication and the invaluable contributions he made to PUPIL SLICER‘s musical journey.
In addition to the departure of Luke Fabian, the statement also disclosed that live guitarist Alex Brown will not be part of PUPIL SLICER‘s lineup in 2024. The reasons for Brown‘s departure were not specified in the announcement. Nevertheless, the band expressed gratitude to both Fabian and Brown for their dedication and contributions during their respective tenures with the band.
As PUPIL SLICER navigates through these changes, the band’s fans are left anticipating the next chapter in their musical evolution. The departure of two integral members undoubtedly marks a significant transition for the trio, but the band’s commitment to evolving their sound and pushing boundaries remains steadfast.
The music community will be keenly watching to see how the band reinvents itself and continues to deliver their signature blend of mathcore and metalcore in the wake of these departures.
The complete statement from PUPIL SLICER regarding the departure of Luke Fabian and Alex Brown reads as follows:
“We are sad to announce that we are parting ways with our long term bass player Luke Fabian after five years.
Together we have achieved things beyond our wildest dreams, from touring around Europe and the UK to playing amazing festivals and releasing music together that we are truly proud of.
We have mutually agreed that working together professionally is something we can no longer continue with. However we would like to thank Luke for his unparalleled skills and contribution on the bass and vocals. It also wouldn’t feel right to not highlight his massive contributions and work behind the scenes in PUPIL SLICER, of which we are eternally grateful.
We would also like to thank our live guitarist Alex Brown for his phenomenal work and dedication over 2023 as he will no longer be performing with us as we move into 2024.
Our upcoming headline show as part of reality unfolds is still going ahead as planned and we look forward to seeing you all next year!“