Guitarist Sonia Nusselder leaves BURNING WITCHES
Guitarist Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder leaves BURNING WITCHES
Dutch guitarist Sonia Nusselder today announced her departure from Swiss all-female heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES on Facebook. Earlier this week she announced her new all-female death metal band Crypta, alongside former Nervosa singer Fernanda Lira. She also wants to put focus on her heavy metal band Cobra Spell, with her boyfriend Sebastian Silva. Earlier this year they announced to be in the preparing stages of recording an EP.
Nusselder said in her statement:
For personal reasons and with a lot of deliberation, I have decided to fully dedicate myself to CRYPTA and COBRA SPELL and to leave BURNING WITCHES.
The last 2,5 years were FULL of amazing and priceless experiences, it made many of my dreams become reality and I always put all my passion and love for music into it. This journey also opened many doors for new challenges that I am overly anxious to pursue. Such as starting my own bands, writing my own music and push that further.
I am extremely thankful for my my dear family, friends and of course all the wonderful fans for the immense support. I deeply thank the band and the management for the fantastic concert/stage moments such as playing at WACKEN, Sweden Rock, Summer Breeze… and the list goes on, traveling the world, being part of 2 fantastic BURNING WITCHES full-length albums that I will for ever look up to.
This is was a very hard decision, but sometimes you can’t pursue a bigger dream, without giving up a meaningful one in return. I will continue my musical path with full passion for music and for the fans! This is just the beginning! ❤️❤
The debut release of COBRA SPELL (heavy metal) will be released later this year. And the line-up announcement will very soon this coming days. So please, stay tuned! Also, of course stay tuned to further news with CRYPTA (death metal), we just released the line-up
I wish BURNING WITCHES all the very best!
PS. Thank you so much everyone for your positive words, it is really an extremely hard time, i’ve never been through something like this. Maybe one of my hardest choices in life. I don’t take this lightly… Just want to make sure, my new bands were not the main reason why I left. Repeating: This side-bands were existent for over a year… Personal reasons and indifferences in the band lead to this decision. And for that, my path really had to take a different direction from their path.”
BURNING WITCHES say in a statement:
“MANY SAW IT COMING: SONIA HAS LEFT THE BURNING WITCHES!
Yes, indeed to keep a girl band together is more difficult than we thought. Nobody wanted to sign us as a band, with the argument that woman-bands do not last. Well it seems THAT Curse is real! But we will NOT give up!
Sonia has left us for her new project. We saw this coming and we have to accept it. People change and people move on. We wish her all the best!
For us as a Band this means we have to work harder. We will continue our path and will of course look for a new Witch!
But first of all, this Friday, we will have a LIVE JAM with some amazing girls and friends. More news on Wednesday! Please stay tuned!
We will take our time to search and announce the new lead player, please understand we are as shocked as you are. We will use the Corona-times useful, to choose the right person for our lead guitarist position.
The backbone of the band will remain strong, in friendship and musically. We are already working on new songs and are TOP motivated to return on stage.
We want to thank all the fans for the amazing support and will keep you posted about our future moves! Stay positive! It sounds like a cliché but it was never more meaningful than now: WE ARE READY TO FIGHT!!!
Romana wants to add the following:
“Beloved BURNING WITCHES fans, we are certainly sad about the decision of Sonia to leave us, but at the same time I am more encouraged and I look forward with pride to our future shows and the next challenges!
We have an outstanding team together, so you don‘t have to worry, we are gonna give our very best!
Thank you all so much for understanding and trusting us, only the one who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the band is a real WITCH!”
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