NewsDecember 16, 2014 10:43 AM ET4,771 views

Close Your Eyes parts ways with frontman

Texas melodic hardcore/post-hardcore outfit Close Your Eyes has announced the departure of lead vocalist Sam Ryder Robinson. The band has subsequently revealed that original frontman Shane Raymond will perform with Close Your Eyes for at least one show in 2015. Furthermore, CYE guitarist Brett Callaway stated via Facebook that Raymond "will be with Close Your Eyes in anything we do in the future." Meanwhile, here is a statement from departed vocalist Sam Ryder:
"The cogs are turning in the CYE camp right now for 2015. I wish i didn't have to sum it up so quickly in a rushed social media post, but I feel this is the time to announce that my journey with CYE is at an end. I've had an absolute blast over the last two years and I want to thank my bandmates who've taken me on this crazy ride. I've been working on another project for some time and I really feel like it's the right moment for me to follow where that takes me. "Like most of you, each of us have so many dreams, hopes and schemes and I'd like to wish the guys luck in theirs and success for each of you in yours. "Huge thanks to all the fans that have made the shows so great. Kaz, Gus and all the fans in South America deserve a special mention. I'll be seeing you all again I'm sure. Be excellent to each other! "I hope this sums up my thoughts better than what I can express here."

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anonymous 12/16/2014 7:46:52 AM

2011 is stoked.

anonymous 12/16/2014 7:55:00 AM

Blessed by a broken heart is stoked

anonymous 12/16/2014 7:55:14 AM

seth rudesill is not stoked

anonymous 12/16/2014 8:10:28 AM

I thought this band broke up 4 years ago.

anonymous 12/16/2014 8:33:48 AM

I hate lambgoaters and their" so and so is stoked" comments. You are all retards

anonymous 12/16/2014 8:40:28 AM

anon is not stoked. Obv.

anonymous 12/16/2014 10:05:27 AM

King Of Clubz should be on thi............

anonymous 12/16/2014 10:10:38 AM

"I hate lambgoaters and their" so and so is stoked" comments. You are all retards" Then why are you commenting on this site, you waffle stomper?!

anonymous 12/16/2014 10:39:19 AM

Mikey Sawyer is stoked

ineedmoresalt 12/16/2014 11:56:48 AM

anonymous3 hours ago Blessed by a broken heart is stoked LOL

anonymous 12/16/2014 1:15:22 PM

So... Is Shane back for good or is he just doing a couple of shows with them.....

anonymous 12/16/2014 3:56:32 PM

people who still bought cds at hot topic in 2010 are stoked

anonymous 12/16/2014 4:50:15 PM

Shane's ex girlfriend is stoked

anonymous 12/16/2014 5:27:56 PM

If I was still 19 I would be stoked that Shane is back. Unfortunately I dont care because I dont listen to shit music anymore.

anonymous 12/17/2014 5:28:28 AM

"I hope this sums up my thoughts better than what I can express here." wtf does that even mean? seriously, read that aloud...

anonymous 12/18/2014 7:05:51 AM

wow huge news omg like omg




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