Singer quit via email

Frank Carter has opened up about his decision to quit incendiary hardcore group Gallows.

Emerging from the UK's underground punk scene, Gallows have punctured the mainstream. Entering the charts on a tiny independent label, the hardcore group have attracted a massive cult following.

Releasing their second album in 2008, the ambitious concept behind 'Grey Britain' marked them out from their peers. Working on a potential follow up, creative differences have led Frank Carter to split from Gallows.

Announcing a new project named Pure Love, the singer intends to keep making music. Gallows, meanwhile, are attempting to continue and are planning to unveil a new frontman later this year.

Speaking to Kerrang! the frontman explained that he quit the band over email. I didn't want to email them, but I had to" he said. "I haven't been happy for a long time and the difficulties we've had pulling new music together was the realisation that wasn't the right time for Gallows, not with me singing anyway."

Continuing, Frank Carter revealed that Gallows - who include his brother on guitar - took the news badly. "They took it badly, but I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I've had the greatest times of my life during the last six years, but I decided to quit, because I wanted to do the right thing for the band. I wish them all the luck in the world."

Reflecting on his relationship with Steph Carter, the frontman said: "It's really difficult. I'm really upset that my brother no longer wishes to be part of Gallows, but if that's what it takes for everyone to move forward in a positive manner then it's for the best, I guess."

Gallows have just a few British shows left with Frank Carter as their singer. Tickets are already being sold for several times face value, with fans desperate to watch the frontman say his farewell.

Gallows final UK show takes place in London's ULU on July 23rd.

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