Bassist Serpenth has been in the band since 2006, and now, he will sit out future touring due to his health. The official statement does not come from him directly, but from band founder Helmuth Lehner, who clarifies that Serpenth is still in the band, just taking a break from playing live.
“Due to health reasons, Serpenth has to take a break from touring,” he says. “He doesn’t want to make people worry about him, and therefore I respect and honor his personal space. He has always been a very private person, not seeking attention, and that’s admirable, especially in these times.
“Mr. Serpenth has marched by my side for 17 years; we played numerous tours and festivals together that took us several times around the globe, creating thousands of great memories.
“I value him not only as a skilled musician but also on a personal level, as a comrade, a very loyal partner in crime. I wish him all the best and extend a big thank you for his dedication to Belphegor all these years. I hope he can regain his health and return in the near future.”
So far, we don’t know who is going to take over for Serpenth, but the band still does have a few more European tour dates, which you can check out below.
10.12.2023 – GER – Essen, Turock
12.12.2023 – UK – Sheffield, Corporation
13.12.2023 – UK – Manchester, The Bread Shed
14.12.2023 – UK – London, Underworld
15.12.2023 – NLD – Sneek, Het Bolwerk
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