Yves Huts to leave EPICA

This is what the band stated yesterday night via facebook:

"It is with sadness that we announce that Yves Huts and Epica have decided to part ways. Yves has been with us from the start and has been of great value to the band. We want to thank Yves for his contribution to Epica's success and wish him the very best in his future career, whether musically or in a different way. We will never forget the good times we shared together on the road!!!

Find all information and statements on www.epica.nl and we also welcome a new bassplayer :) Hope you guys support him the same way as you've supported Yves and Epica."

That new bassplayer is Rob Van Der Loo, known as well for being part of MaYaN and Delain. You can also read his words on Epica's website.