Onlangs maakte gitarist James Smith van de Amerikaanse metalcore/post-hardcore band Underoath bekend dat hij geen onderdeel meer is van de band. Deze beslissing zou gemaakt zijn door de band en niet door hem zelf. In een eerste statement legt Underoath hun kant van het verhaal uit:
As some of you have noticed, James was not on the Blind Obedience tour and we want to clarify that we have officially decided to part ways.
We care for James, we want the best for him, and that will never change. There were differences that we hoped we’d be able to work through that unfortunately, we realized we weren’t able to be. Some people will want to know details, but this was an incredibly difficult situation and isn’t something that can or should be addressed on the internet and we hope ya’ll understand. We appreciate you all.
Thank you all so much for all the support over the years and we’ll see you soon.