Volbeat bassist and founding member Anders Kjolholm has announced that he’s left the band. The group, which is reportedly in the studio for their next album, posted a message on their website with the information.
“In connection with the planning and preparation of Volbeat’s extensive future plans and wishes for 2016 and onwards, Volbeat and Anders Kjølholm part ways. All matters related hereto have been mutually and respectfully agreed upon,” they shared. “Anders has been a loyal friend and bandmate since 2001. We’ve toured most parts of the world and shared experiences that only few bands get to do. We’re very thankful for this and wish Anders all the best in the future.”
Kjolholm added, “It has been a great experience to be part of the Volbeat family for so long and I wish Michael, Jon and Rob, everyone involved with the band and of course all the fans all the best on the continued journey.”
Volbeat says they will continue with all announced shows as planned, though they have note revealed a new bassist. Their next tour is scheduled for summer of 2016, when their next album is expected.