In a surprising turn of events, Diego Cavallotti, a key member of the renowned Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil since 2016, has announced his departure from the group. Cavallotti, who initially joined as a replacement guitarist after Marco “Maus” Biazzi’s exit, took to social media to share his heartfelt thoughts on this significant change.

In his statement, Cavallotti emphasized that his decision to leave was not driven by dissatisfaction or a desire to explore new opportunities. Instead, he expressed a serene acceptance of the change, reflecting on the wonderful decade he spent with the band. “Yes, I’m no longer part of Lacuna Coil,” he confirmed, adding, “Although this decision isn’t the result of my dissatisfaction or desire to explore new opportunities, I’ve calmly decided to accept it, considering these almost 10 wonderful years we’ve spent together, playing around the world.”

The guitarist expressed deep gratitude towards his bandmates Maki, Andrea, Cristina, and Richard, as well as the fans, friends, and fellow artists who have supported him throughout his journey. He emphasized that this isn’t an ending but rather the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another. “For me, music is and remains my only reason for living,” Cavallotti stated, highlighting his ongoing passion for his craft.

Lacuna Coil officially announced Cavallotti’s departure on June 17, stating, “As we step into a new cycle, writing and recording our next album, we are parting ways with Diego ‘DD’ Cavallotti. We thank him for the many unforgettable moments shared over the years and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. All future live plans remain unchanged and the new songs are taking form, we can’t wait to share them with our fans.” The band reassured fans that all concert plans remain unchanged and that new music is on the horizon.

Cavallotti’s departure marks another significant change for Lacuna Coil, following the exit of their previous guitarist, Marco “Maus” Biazzi, in January 2016. During his time with the band, Cavallotti had become an integral part of Lacuna Coil’s unique sound and stage presence.

As fans process this news, many are left wondering about the future direction of Lacuna Coil and eagerly anticipating what the next chapter will bring for both the band and Cavallotti in their separate journeys.

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