De Amerikaanse technical death metal Fallujah zit zonder drummer nu Andrew Baird aangekondigd heeft om te stoppen bij de band. Andrew zat sinds 2007 bij de band en met zijn vertrek is Gitarist Scott Carstairs het enige originele lid dat overblijft. Op 9 september van 2022 besloten zanger Antonio Palermo en bassist Rob Morey te stoppen bij de band, zij werden vervangen door Kyle Schaeffer en Evan Brewer.
Andrew’s statement luidt als volgt:
It’s with very heavy heart, that I have decided to step down as drummer of Fallujah.
This was a decision that I didn’t make lightly, and a lot of thought was put into this for quite awhile now.
We’ve done a whole lot together, and they were there for me when I was going through some of the toughest moments of my life. The band has shaped me in so many ways, that I can’t even begin to write down all of them in this post. And I’m very privileged and grateful for the opportunities to take our talent and music around the world for everyone to enjoy.
Don’t worry, I love the hell out of those boys, I’m not done being a musician, and I’m definitely not done tearing shit up.
But right now I need to make a course adjustment that my heart has been really needing.
I know this isn’t easy to read, or to understand. I’m doing what I feel is best, and I thank you for your immeasurable support. I’m still here and this isn’t the last.
De band zelf zegt het volgende over zijn afscheid:
Today, we regret to inform you all that our brother Andrew has decided to step down from the band in order to focus on his personal life and family. There is no bad blood and we support him in this decision. Andrew has been in Fallujah since 2007 and has put in immeasurable amounts of hard work and sacrifice to help get us to where we are today.
Despite having some massive shoes to fill, Fallujah will carry on with new material and tours as planned. Thank you all for understanding and sticking with us.