Adam Duce has surprisingly quit as bassist of Machine Head, the band has confirmed on its official website.
Duce was a founding member of the band and had played on all seven studio albums since Machine Head's formation in 1991. The split was amicable, according to a statement issued on the band's website:
Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors. The band will continue on for the time being as a three-piece and have begun the writing process for their follow-up to 2011's "Unto The Locust". A late 2013 release is projected.