H.E.A.T guitarist Eric Rivers leaves the band

H.E.A.T guitarist Eric Rivers leaves the band

Big news in the camp of Swedish rockers H.E.A.T as their long-time guitarist Eric Rivers has quit the band.

eric-rivers-photoThe following statement was posted on H.E.A.T‘s Facebook account yesterday:

We have some sad news to share with our fans today.

Eric Rivers has after long and faithful service decided to leave the band. We are obviously devastated to lose such an awesome guitar player and band member who is not only a founding member but has been a part of creating what H.E.A.T has grown to become over the years. There are no hard feeling between us and we will still be very good friends. We wish Eric Rivers the best of luck to pursue happiness in whatever way he chooses. He will be sorely missed.

The search for a replacement has already begun and we hope to bring you some good news about who will take on the part as guitar player as soon as possible.

// Erik, Jimmy, Jona, Crash

The following is a message from Eric in his own words:

heat-photo”Its with a heavy heart I have decided to leave H.E.A.T. It’s a decision that’s been brewing inside me for a long time. Its hard to answer the question why I’m leaving, but I just feel done. It’s time for me to get off the ride. And what a ride it has been!

Almost 10 years, five albums, countless tours all over the world… The thing that’s been keeping me in it this long is you guys – the fans. Thank you so much for all your love and support through the years. I will look back on this ride with nothing but great, great memories, meeting and playing in front of you crazy fuckers all over the world.

To my four brothers in the band. Fuckin a. You guys are the best. You’ve been amazing in helping me through this and you will always be a big part of my life! No bad blood what so ever. And if there’s something H.E.A.T has a history of, it’s coming back stronger and better after something like this. I can’t wait to see and hear what you guys come up with!

And the cool part about this is that I can finally go see a H.E.A.T show. See you front row!

Nu ska pappa ta en grögg!

Nothing but love,

Eric Rivers

H.E.A.T‘s last studio album Tearing Down The Walls reached the #5 position on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2014. Sleaze Roxx stated the following in that regard: “It seems that everything is falling into place for Sweden’s H.E.A.T. After having lost their original lead singer two studio albums ago, the group is simply getting better with each release and with new singer and Swedish Idol winner Erik Gronwall leading the way. Tearing Down The Walls is that perfect combination of hard rock melodies and top notch vocals that will compel you to sing along throughout most if not all the album tracks. H.E.A.T‘s latest studio release shows a band maturing, gelling and putting everything together at the right time.”

H.E.A.T‘s “Point Of No Return” live video:

H.E.A.T ‘Point Of No Return’ from LIVE IN LONDON – OUT NOW!

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