Guitarist Daniel Alvarado has decided to part ways with metalcore act MyChildren MyBride, according to a post made on Soundwave NW.
Alvarado released the following statement through his Facebook page:
“What’s up everyone. I just wanted to take a minute to fill you all in on some things that have been going on in my life and with the band. For the past few months I’ve been tossing some things around in my mind and God’s been tugging at my heartstrings about some important issues. The main thing being my involvement with the band. So I’m sorry to inform you all that I’ve decided that it’s time for me to move onto a different page in my life and end the chapter called Mychildren Mybride. It’s been an absolutely fantastic adventure over the past few years with these guys and I wouldn’t take it back for anything in the world. I’ve just been doing an immense amount of praying and soul-searching and I’ve found that God is having me end my time with this band to seek him in other ways.
“I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I said I wasn’t a bit emotional about this decision but I’m at a different point in my life now and the band and I have discussed that it would be most beneficial for everyone if I were to move on to pursue other things. It’s been such a blessing being able to tour with such a great group of guys and being able to hang out with all of you at shows. I’m so incredibly thankful for the opportunity and blessing I’ve been given to play with this band. I’ve learned alot about myself during these few years and have made a million solid relationships that I will hold dearly to my heart forever. I love you all so very very much for the support and encouragement and hope that I’ve made a positive impact on you in some way.
“Thank you all so much for allowing me to perform for you night after night and for supporting the band the way that you have. And also keep in mind that the band will DEFINITELY continue touring so don’t think that this is the end of MCMB because it’s far from it. This is a group of extremely hardworking, God-fearing, men that are pouring their hearts and souls into this band day after day, night after night, month after month, year after year, to make music for YOU. So never fear, MCMB is here to stay. Please keep them all in your prayers and me as well. We all know that God is getting ready to do AMAZING things with us and I’m excited to find out where he leads me and what he has in-store for the band. Once again, thank you all SO SO SO much for the love and support and continue to support MCMB! I love you all from the bottom of my heart and hope that I’ll be able to cross paths with some of you again, whether it be with another band or by some other means :) God bless…”
Alvarado joined MyChildren MyBride in 2008, replacing former lead guitarist Kyle Ray. The band’s latest album, ‘Lost Boy,’ was released in June 2010 via Solid State Records.