Guitarist Mateo Camargo announced his departure from Madina Lake last week.
On Twitter, Camargo remarked, “I am writing to let you know that I am no longer part of Madina Lake. My time has come to end this cycle of my life. Interestingly enough, if you are familiar with the theory of the 7 year cycles, I have been in Madina for exactly 7 years. Madina will go on. The four of us made some important music and I hope you continue to support them artistically and emotionally.”
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m gonna keep making music forever and ever,” he continued. “Soon I’m gonna release a record I just finished with my lil sis and bro, very electronic. This will come as no surprise for those of you who know my taste in music. I am also gonna start producing/recording/mixing bands full time so don’t hesitate to hit me up if you wanna work with me.”
The band also issued a statement via their official Facebook page:
“Mateo is no longer touring. As much of a target for undesirable comments [the] forthcoming sentence may be, I’m going for it! Touring is very very very hard. We’ve been doing it like it’s going out of style for 7 years (minus 1 temporary pause for lid repair). We remain very close, we remain writing partners, and we remain Madina.
“As for him, he’s making music [with] his bro, and exploring other adventures, which no doubt will be fantastic. So stay plugged into him, in a non literal sense.”
Madina Lake are currently touring alongside Me Talk Pretty and Hawthorne Heights to promote their 2011 release ‘World War III.’