Guitarist Esmee van Sinderen leaves COBRA SPELL
Fires back at the band
Guitarist Esmee van Sinderen has reacted on her split with international glam metal band COBRA SPELL. The departure was announce little over a month after the band’s second EP ‘Anthems Of the Night‘, which the band released by itself, and shortly into the promotional tour of the EP. In a post on her Facebook page, the 21 year old Dutch guitar prodigy insists that it was not her own decision to leave the band.
“In the past few days I have received A LOT of messages from you asking why did I leave Cobra Spell. Well, the first thing I want to be very clear about is that I didn’t leave the band. I’ve been kicked out of it. I got blocked on every Cobra Spell’s social medias. That’s why I couldn’t tell my own story. So I will write it down here.
I live for music. I changed my whole life for it and gave everything to play in this band. We all did. To make Sonia’s dream come true. Everyone was working for her without getting any in return. I know that starting a band is really hard, and you should all do it together. But this also means writing the music together, taking decisions together… which we never did. I couldn’t choose the clothes I wanted to wear on stage, or the guitar shape I wanted to shred. It was all chosen by someone else. So at the end we were all session musicians which is fine, but we all worked for free. I really hate to talk about money, but if I’m not able to pay my rent at home because I’m working for free to make someone else’s dream a reality, it is going too far for me.
I know these are some very harsh words, but the truth is sometimes very tough. And I am a very honest person. I just wanted to make these points clear, since the words on the Cobra Spell page are not mine. Music, cars and guitars will always be a very big part of my life. I loved playing in Cobra Spell, but it’s not healthy to be treated like this. I won’t share all of the details, I think it’s clear enough after 3 members left the band in one month.
I wish them best of luck“.
On May 9th COBRA SPELL officially announced the exit of both Esmee van Sinderen and drummer Léonard Cakolli.
“– OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT –
We announce that we are parting ways with rhythm guitarist Esmée van Sinderen, and – mutually agreed with him – part ways with drummer Léonard Cakolli.
This decision was taken due to personal indifferences. Their vision does not align to the band’s and the speed rate that the band is evolving. Being part of a band that just started to grow very fast requires a certain amount of effort, time and sacrifice that not everyone can offer/give with their own priorities and job. Therefor we are obliged to take this decision for the well-being and workflow of the band.
We wish them the best in the personal projects and future endeavours and thank them deeply for being part of our epic journey so far!
Very big opportunities are coming into our path, and this means COBRA SPELL needs to have a a strong and stable line-up for what is coming. As we mentioned, COBRA SPELL has just started taking off, and all of us in the band are giving 110% of our energy and input to bring this band to the next level. We all share this musical dream and we want to reach it all together. Therefor we are more than ready to bring stability in the band and find 2 new sisters that want to be part of our rocking crew! We are currently looking for a female rhythm guitarist and drummer that share the same passion and mentality to make it far. Are you the one?! Contact us here: email@example.com
**Our future activities and plans will not be affected and all the shows and appointments schedule will still run as announced:
We will be having the talented Anna Voloshyna as stand-in guitarist for the coming shows! Thank you so much, girl!
Léonard will be on the road with us for the coming tour dates, this will be his last shows — so come to the show and let’s give a rocking farewell to Léo!
12/05 – Weiher, Germany
13/05 – Leipzig, Germany
14/05 – Hamburg, Germany
15/05 – Hasselt, Belgium
16/05 – Kassel, Germany
17/05 – Berlin, Germany
18/05 – Warsaw, Poland
19/05 – Vienna, Austria
28/05 – Haarlem, The Netherlands
03/06 – Alvesta, Sweden
05/06 – Full Metal Cruise IX, UK-DE
06/06 – Full Metal Cruise IX, UK-DE
We would like to remind you that this is just the beginning for us, we just started giving priority to this band and the engine just running. We feel and know the future of the band is very bright! Big things are coming & we have a lot of epic shows and new music on the works! “
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Alejandro Gabasa Barcoj, COBRA SPELL’s debut EP ‘Anthems Of The Night’ is four songs about sleazy love, partying all night, breaking speed limits, and other tales of downright debauchery. Recorded last December at Comeback Studios in Spain, the EP is aptly fit for a nighttime Summer drive with the top down and the music loud.Order AT THIS LOCATION.