It's getting hard and harder to be a fan of modern bands, as so few of them can support themselves doing music anymore.
Dear friends and fans,
I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that I have to leave the band. .....I just cannot combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia. Times for musicians are rough and i’ve decided to concentrate on my family and get a normal job that gets the bills payed.
Which is pretty similar to why Cristiano 'Criz' Mozzati recently left Lacuna CoilWe are sad and hollow to see Daniel leave our ranks, but yet his decision has our sincere understanding. Nothing lasts forever and all good things must come to an end sooner or later. Yet it makes it so much more frustrating when it happens for the wrong reasons or before reaching our terminus. Particularly, we can’t pretend the current climate has nothing to do with it, in fact this is undeniably yet another outcome of musicians struggling at the crossroads of today’s “scene/industry”. Tragically, this situation forces a member, brother – and our fans favourite long-time drummer – to resign from a band he sacrificed a decade and a half to build.
If it wasn't for the internet, I might never have head of Katatonia, and never started listening to then, and never have BOUGHT their last 5 albums, several t-shirts and numerous concert tickets. Yet, even as they got more and more popular in American, money is hard to come by as more and more people opt to not buy full albums."It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today: Our two brothers Cris 'Pizza' Migliore [guitar] and Cristiano 'CriZ' Mozzati [drums] have decided to retire from LACUNA COIL. Both Pizza and CriZ have had big changes impact their lives recently. We know how stressful and difficult it can be to balance both real life and the life of a professional touring musician, and we have nothing but total respect for their decisions to focus on their families and lives at home.