Hollywood Undead have announced that they've parted ways with longtime vocalist / percussionist Matty "Da Kurlzz" Busek.

While rumors have persisted online over the past couple months, in a brief statement released late Tuesday (Oct. 10), the band confirmed the news, stating, "Matty and Hollywood Undead have decided that we are parting ways amicably. Matty decided he would like to pursue his own interests and we are supportive of that. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward."

Da Kurlzz had been with the band since its formation in 2005, appearing on all four of Hollywood Undead's albums. The band's newest disc, Five, is due Oct. 27. Da Kurlzz' contributions to the disc, if any, are unclear at this time.

This is a developing story. We will update with more details as they come in.

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