"I will not live like this anymore."
Western Sydney metalcore act Thy Art Is Murder has lost their frontman, Chris "CJ" McMahon, this morning, announced in a post on Facebook by the singer himself.
McMahon writes that he's leaving to focus on his fiance, family, friends and upcoming wedding. He says, "One of the biggest reasons is money, I / we have been broke for years and being 32 years old I can't live like this anymore."
Showing some insight into his finances, McMahon admits, "To put the finances into perspective for you I /we have earned between $16k-$18k each over 6-7 years, I feel there is something massively wrong with this, I will not live like this anymore."
McMahon will be conducting a closing down sale for his clothing label, Evil Soul, with money raised heading towards paying for his wedding.
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Check out McMahon's full post below.
Thy Art Is Murder have also made a statement regarding McMahon's departure, mentioning their future plans.
"For some people, it comes to a turning point in their life where that income is no longer enough for their personal goals, and that point has come for CJ. We would like to wish him all our best as he leaves the band and moves onward to start a family and new life with his loving fiancée.
"The four of us are continuing forward into 2016 for some of the biggest and best tours of our lives. We won't be slowing down or missing any shows. We head back out next month with Parkway Drive and Architects throughout Europe and the UK and will be taking one of our favourite vocalists with us, Nick Arthur from Molotov Solution."