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Sun Caged - Bassist Leave The Band

After almost 7 years bassist Rob Van Der Loo decided to leave the band due to musical differences, the departure was in a friendly way. Rob posted the following message to explain the situation:

"I've been a member of Sun Caged for almost seven years which is quite a while.
Playing in Sun Caged convinced me that I wanted to be a full-time professional musician.
But seven years is quite a long time and in this period a lot of things like personal interests and musical taste can change. As a musician I need to be challenged and through the last 18 months I started to realize that Sun Caged wasn't longer the challenge for which I was looking.
When I'm a member of a band I need to support the music for 200% and not for 100% or less.
Making decisions like this can be very hard but I took a lot of time to think about it and I'm sure that this is the right choice for as well me as the band. The fact that I'm leaving the band doesn't mean that it's the end of my musical career. In fact I think it will give me much more new fresh ideas and possibilities to work on. And there's always a big chance that we will work together again in the near future.
I would like to thank all the (ex-)Sun Caged members for the awesome years we've played together and for their friendship. Of course I'd also like to thank all the Sun Caged fans all over the world for their great support: you guys rule! And last but not least I wish the band good luck with the upcoming line-up and the new album.

All the best,


The band is currently looking for a replacement, people who "are interested to join Sun Caged as the new bass player, (and) then send an email with a sound file of your playing to ".

The band point out that this won't change their plans to enter in the studio in April 2006.

Last live appearance by Rob will be "at Thursday April 27th in 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Sun Caged drummer Roel Van Helden will play his Conservatorium graduation concert this day and afterwards we will play a set with Sun Caged."

Band profile: Sun Caged
Posted: 20.02.2006 by Metalforthespirit

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