Blitz Kids, the former 5 piece rock band from Crewe, England, are dead.
Well, not entirely, but they are now down to a mere trio. It's rather ironic when their motto "Blitz Kids Never Die" has been spoken with pride by their fans since the very beginning and has even been inked on some skin.
So it was nothing but a shock when it was announced today that two members, Eddie Hawx and Billy Evanson, have left the band.
Fans are crushed, the reason for the departure being described as "ongoing personal issues" making it even worse as not only has a band been split in two, so have friendships.
But the worst was yet to come.
Shortly after the announcement was made, Eddie Hawx tweeted "I'd just like to point that neither me nor Billy were consulted before this decision was made."
Joe, Nic and Jono decided to carry on the band as a trio and kick out their former friends without even letting them know. I wouldn't be surprised if the pair found out their fate by reading the announcement on their former band's tumblr, which the other boy's had the cheek to begin with "It is with regret that we have to inform you...".
Whilst it is obvious that personal issues have indeed got in the way of this band, throwing out two members without even telling them and then announcing it, that is so not okay.
Eddie was the founding member of Blitz Kids, he wrote lyrics, came up with the style and the morals. Many fans described him as the drive and inspiration of the band. So it is no shock that the fans are angry at the move made by the remaining members of Blitz Kids.
It was nothing but a low blow.
I wonder how long they will last as a three.
Wanna make bets?