ENEMY OF THE SUN, the German band featuring guitarist Waldemar Sorychta — former member of GRIP INC./DESPAIR and producer for such bands as LACUNA COIL and MOONSPELL — has parted ways with Greek bassist Eirini Papadopoulou.
Commented Papadopoulou: “I would like to announce that I am no longer a member of ENEMY OF THE SUN.
“This may come as a surprise to many and has been an issue of much thought for me.
“The reasons are personal and also the fact that the band’s philosophy no longer represents my personal vision.
“I am thankful for the music and experience I’ve been given as well as for the great times and the nice people I met along the way. I wish the band all the best for the future.
“As you most have noticed, I took some time off of my personal projects and this period has been musically stagnate for me, because of several professional and personal obligations as well as the fact that I had to move and settle to another country that I now call my second home. But I am a traveler and the journey continues.
“I will let you know soon about my future plans.
“Music never stops, so stay tuned!”
Eirini made a name for herself under the pseudonym “Absinthe Green,” playing bass in the band RANDOM WALK.
She made her live debut with ENEMY OF THE SUN on April 30, 2011 at the Rock in den Ruinen-Festival in Dortmund, Germany.
ENEMY OF THE SUN is currently mixing its new album for an early 2013 release.
“Caedium”, the second album from from ENEMY OF THE SUN, was released in North America on June 22, 2010 via The End Records and in Europe on May 28, 2010 through Massacre Records.
Sorychta previously stated about the band, “I call ENEMY OF THE SUN my family because in a family you have to feel comfortable. If not, it’s not a good family. ENEMY is a good one. It’s the way I wake up and feel the excitement about this band. It’s the way I go to bed and want to stay awake because of this band. Music without limits, pure power saved in every note, deepest emotions bound in tones, burning pleasure in each single tune.”