Beartooth guitarist Taylor Lumley has announced his exit from the band in a brief statement via his social media. Lumley wrote, “I quit Beartooth today to focus more on my life and my art. I love all the dudes in our band and crew like family and there was no ill will at all. Thank y’all for loving me through this chapter of my life, and encouraging me to love myself. I’ll be back?” The band offered its own statement on the matter, writing, “Our close friend and brother Taylor Lumley has decided to leave Beartooth in order to focus his energy on other creative endeavors. We wish him love, success, and happiness in his journey — and we know you all will too. Thanks for sticking with us in this transitional period. We’ll have some new tunes for you guys ASAP!” Lumley had the second longest tenure in Beartooth, joining in 2013 not long after singer Caleb Shomo founded the band. A replacement for Lumley has yet to be announced.