Benediction and Dave Hunt part ways after the scheduled shows in Germany and Czech Republic in July this year. Here’s Dave’s statement:
“With the writing for the new BENEDICTION album almost complete, it sadly became clear that it would be impossible for me to give BENEDICTION the full commitment it so richly deserves, for the album, the release and the inevitable shows and other events around it in the future. To me, BENEDICTION is more than a band, more than a bunch of brothers I never had, more than one of the most important things in my life for half the time I’ve been on the planet. It is an institution. And I genuinely believe it’s in an incredibly strong place, especially with the new material. There are great things ahead for BENEDICTION, and although I’m gutted I can’t be part of them, the guys have my total respect, affection and support”.