Devilment, the band featuring Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth, have parted ways with keyboardist/vocalist Lauren Francis. Taking over for her will be Caz Campbell (ex-Cradle Of Filth).
Francis commented on her departure:
“I apologise if I haven’t replied to some messages. I thought it was better to address everyone together and I didn’t want to do that just before Christmas!
Being a part of Devilment has been a crazy adventure and one which I never could have predicted for myself. As many of you know, I didn’t come from a metal background, so it was a totally new and exciting experience for me. The sense of community within the metal scene is one which I had never really swen before and it’s been very humbling to have been embraced and accepted.
I have read through much of the feedback that we have received on youtube and social media, as well as speaking to fans at gigs about their favourite tracks. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that so many of you have connected with our music and felt inspired by it.
This year my life has begun taking a different shape and as much as I love the band, I am unable to commit the same level of energy and drive that it demands and deserves. So it is with great sadness that I am announcing my decision to leave Devilment.
I’m so sorry to anyone who feels disappointed by this, but I know that the band will find an amazing replacement and keep creating awesome music. I wanted to thank you all for your unwavering support and enthusiasm for the band and for my part in it.
Lots of love,