Rockers Every Time I Die are searching for a new drummer after MIKE 'RATBOY' NOVAK announced he's quitting the band.
Novak waited until the group had finished recording their new album New Junk Aesthetic before announcing his departure - which he blames on a rift with bandmates.
He says in a statement, "I have officially quit Every Time I Die due to personal conflicts. I feel like I'm getting myself out of an uncomfortable, unhealthy situation, and it's for the best for everyone, and I'm ready to move on with my life. I still plan to play and be involved in music and am looking for a new project to pursue. This is a new exciting chapter in my life and I hope anyone who has enjoyed me as a person/drummer in this band for the last 11 years, sticks with me for whatever endeavour the future brings me. Thanks to all the ETID fans throughout the years".
The new album, due for release in September (09), includes guest vocals from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.