Chris Pennie has announced that he is leaving Coheed And Cambria in order to concentrate on new projects – namely the progressive rock outfit Return To Earth and music production company Fight Mannequins, which he launched with Return To Earth guitarist Brett Aveni.
Pennie and the remaining members of Coheed cited “creative differences” as the primary reasons for the split. “I am very thankful for the times I shared the stage with the guys in Coheed and especially want to thank the amazing, supportive fans that I’ve met while on tour,” Pennie says. “There are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon in addition to Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins that I feel require 100 percent of my commitment and attention. I feel that this is the right time to make that happen.”