SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 04, 2007 17:29 ET

Taking Back Sunday Vocalist-Guitarist Fred Mascherino Leaving the Band to Pursue Solo Career

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - Taking Back Sunday would like to announce that vocalist-guitarist Fred Mascherino has decided to leave the band to pursue a solo career. Mascherino joined Taking Back Sunday in 2003 and appeared on the band's gold-certified albums "Louder Now" and "Where You Want To Be."

"We are sad to see Fred go," says vocalist Adam Lazzara, "and we wish him well with his new project. As for Taking Back Sunday, we're alive and well. We've started working on the new album and it feels really good."

"There's a creative spark that comes in this part of the process and for a band there's nothing better than when you hit it and start having two hour conversations about music," adds bassist, Matt Rubano. "That's where we are and we're excited to challenge ourselves and see what the future holds."

Taking Back Sunday have just finished up the Projekt Revolution Tour with Warner Bros. Records label-mates Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, and HIM. They have five new songs written and will return to the studio in the coming months to record the follow-up to "Louder Now" due out in 2008.

The Color Fred, Mascherino's solo project, will release "Bend To Break" October 30th.

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