Canterbury drummer Scott Peters has confirmed his departure from the band after their recent headline tour.
He commented: “After a lot of thought I’ve decided to put down my sticks. Being part of Canterbury has created many of the fondest memories of my life to date and I’ve had so much fun doing things I never even thought I’d have the opportunity to do. However, it’s come to a head, where a combination of a lack of passion on my part for the sometimes extensive touring / recording aspect of being in a band, alongside the financial strains from being in a band where you’re having to balance two jobs for it to work, have simply become too much for me to handle.”
The band have said the split was amicable, and Peters went on to say: “There’s so much of it I will miss, but it’s just not for me anymore. Thanks to anyone who has worked for and with us and to all the great bands that have taken us on tour with them! I can’t wait to hear the completion of album 3, it’s well on track to being the best of Canterbury yet!”
Canterbury have confirmed that, while wishing Peters all the best in the future, they will be continuing work on their third album with All Forgotten drummer Chris Velissarides stepping in.