Members of American rock band Bury Your Dead are recovering in hospital in Canada, after crashing their tour bus in the capital Ottawa on Wednesday. According to reports, the vehicle rolled a number of times before ending up in a ditch. Guitarist Brendan 'Slim' McDonald has undergone surgery on lacerations on his leg, singer Myke Terry broke a hand, and bassist Aaron Patrick broke his arm. Patrick, who was driving the bus, has reportedly been charged by local police for "failing to drive in a marked lane".
Bury Your Dead has formally announced the departure of guitar player Eric Ellis via the following press release: "Durability is often the key to a band's longevity, and where Massachusetts's metalcore high rollers Bury Your Dead is concerned, there's no exception. Speculation surrounding the longstanding hiatus of guitarist Eric Ellis has been accumulating since winter and topped out once longtime friend and (for some) former bandmate, Chris Towning, began appearing in Ellis' place at shows in late March. Soon after, the reformed lineup quickly established a positive working atmosphere and are now fully acknowledging Ellis's removal from his duties due to 'medical reasons and personality differences.' "'When a person's attitude and lifestyle change for the worse, there comes a time to let go and move on. A team is only as strong as its weakest link.' This goodbye solidified Towning's permanent position in the band. 'They were always one of my favorite bands to begin with, and we had been friends for awhile through bands and stuff. I'm here to have fun," Chris says. 'I think that's really what this band is about.'"