Today Katatonia has released that their long time companion and guitar Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson will be parting ways with the band. This official statement was released:
It has been some time coming but guitarist Per 'Sodomizer' Eriksson and KATATONIA have now mutually agreed to part ways.
Per joined the band in 2010 as a live session player, and after some substantial touring, quickly became a steady fixture being heavily involved in the recording of KATATONIA's 2012 critically acclaimed studio album 'Dead End Kings'.
A difference in views on the band's current operative as well as last year's decision from Per to permanently live in Barcelona have made his involvement in the band too problematic, both for him and for the remaining band members.
Per Eriksson is also the guitarist for the death metal band Bloodbath, his status with this band have not changed.