Welsh act Bullet For My Valentine has made its split with founding drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas permanent. The band has announced that it’s officially parted ways with Thomas, who took a leave of absence from the group in November 2015, and replaced him with Jason Bowld, who has been behind the kit since Thomas’ exit. The band said in a statement, “We’d like to officially welcome Jason to Bullet For My Valentine as our permanent drummer. Since initially filling in for Moose in 2015, Jase has cemented himself as an integral member of the Bullet family, and you guys are going to be blown away with what he’s brought to the new record.” Bullet For My Valentine also said that it’s “99 percent done” recording its sixth studio album for an early 2018 release. The new LP will follow up 2015’s Venom.