Coheed and Cambria to continue without bassist Mic Todd

Coheed And Cambria have parted company with bassist Mic Todd following his recent arrest on July 10.

Todd is said to have entered a pharmacy in Attleboro, Massachusetts at around 1pm, and according to police reports, “threatened a pharmacist with a bomb threat and demanded Oxycontin” before being given six bottles of pills.

Police pursued a taxi en route to the Comcast Centre, where the band were supporting Soundgarden that evening. Todd, who has a history of drug abuse, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently awaiting a trial.

Coheed And Cambria have since decided to move on without Todd. A statement posted on their official site reads as follows:

“After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, Coheed And Cambria will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who appreciate his talents. We wish him nothing but the very best.

“We are currently writing and recording songs for a new album, as well as a couple compilations this fall. We are very excited about how the songs are shaping up and can’t wait to share them with you.

“We’d like to thank Wes Styles for filling in for the live gigs in the interim, including the upcoming South America and Mexico shows. A belated thanks to Rob Gill for covering in Boston; and the biggest thank you to all of you for your unwavering support.

A new chapter awaits. Love, Coheed and Cambria”

Via: Kerrang!

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