Editors guitarist Chris Urbanowicz has left the band following a disagreement over the 'musical future' of the band.
In a post on their official website today, Editors confirmed the departure of Urbanowicz and explained the reasoning behind his exit.
"In a decision entirely based upon future musical direction, and with huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have parted ways," reads the statement. "In 10 years we’ve gone from playing tiny clubs in Birmingham to selling out massive shows across the globe as four friends together so this was a massively painful decision for all of us to make."
Adding: "We wish Chris the best of luck in his future endeavours, and expect you all to do the same. The parting is amicable, and however sad things are right now we all hope we’ll continue to be friends for many years to come."
Famed for their hit singles 'Bullets' and 'Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors', Editors took a departure on their last album (2009's 'In This Light and On This Evening') and ventured down a more electronic direction.
The remaining members of Editors, Tom Smith, Russ Leetch and Ed Lay, are currently working on their fourth album with producer Flood.