Longtime rhythm guitarist/vocalist James Smith has revealed that he has been cut loose from UNDEROATH

Smith had been an active member of the band since joining the band back in 2003.

James posted the following to his Instagram stories earlier today (March 28th): “After 20 years of music and friendship, I was informed that I’m no longer a member of Underoath. This saddens me to say, but unfortunately is where we have ended up. I appreciate everyone who, at any moment in their lives, have felt inspired, accepted, comforted, and energized by the music we created and the shows we performed together.

“It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of your lives in that way though we may have never met or shared our stories face to face. Your dedication, grace, and love for this band have allowed us to exist this long. The memories I have from this ride are more than anyone could ever expect in a lifetime, and I genuinely thank you all for being a part of it.”

As of this point, UNDEROATH have yet to comment on the matter.

UNDEROATH‘s latest album “Voyeurist“, arrived back in January of this year via Fearless Records.