Nearly 20 years after joining the band, longtime In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has announced he’s leaving the Swedish metal outfit to pursue other ventures. He made the announcement on his Facebook page.
“Friends, I have decided to leave In Flames to pursue other endeavours. As a result, this current US tour will be my last one with In Flames so if you are around, come and say hi,” he wrote. “It has been almost 20 years of fun and I am eternally grateful to you all for all the support you have given me and the rest of the guys throughout all these years. You made it all possible. Now is the time for me to move on with other musical and non musical adventures. I wish the very best to Niclas, Anders, Björn & Joe. Hope to see all you Jesterheads down the road in my future endeavors. Follow my instagram @peteriwers for updates. May the force be with you”
The bassist’s departure comes a year after drummer Daniel Svensson quit. Iwers recently revealed that he is working with former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad to create a new band. The current In Flames U.S. tour is scheduled to wrap up December 19th at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. A new bassist has not been named.