Pennie follows bassist out of band, who was recently charged with armed robbery
Holly Frith
13:01 3rd November 2011

US rock group Coheed and Cambria have announced that drummer Chris Pennie has left the band.

This announcement leaves the band minus two members now, after they parted ways with drummer Michael Todd, who left the band earlier in the summer after he was charged with armed robbery from an incident in July.

Regarding his departure, Pennie wrote:

"I am very thankful for the years that I shared the stage with the guys and want to thank the amazing, supportive fans that I’ve met while on tour, but there are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, in addition to Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins, that I feel require my absolute 100 percent commitment and attention. I feel that this is the right time to make that happen."

The band discussed the issue in a statement themselves:

"Tough decisions were made today that will help shape this band for the coming years. We extend our deepest appreciation to Chris Pennie for an incredible journey."

Coheed And Cambria are currently working on a new album.