As It Is have announced that they have parted ways with bassist Alistair Testo.
Ali joined the band back in 2014. He played on all of the band’s full-lengths since, the last being this year’s ‘I WENT TO HELL AND BACK’.
The band had this to say about the departure:
“It’s with only love in our hearts that we announce Ali’s departure from As It Is. You’ll be so missed, brother. Thank you for it all.”
And Ali had this to say in his own message to fans:
“Hi everyone, A note to let you know that I am leaving As It Is. The interruption that happened to all our lives over the last couple of years afforded me a chance to reflect on my priorities and gave me change in perspective.
I have loved the journey that being a part of As It Is has taken me on and I have nothing but love for all involved. However, alongside the good times and dream moments is a lot of hard work and sacrifice.
As we emerged from the pandemic and started touring again the motivation and love was not as strong as it once was. It became clear to me that I wasn’t willing to make the same sacrifices as before and I came to the conclusion that it was time to call it a day.
Thanks for a wild ride. It’s been emotional. Ali.”