Gallows have confirmed that Steph Carter has departed the band.
Posting on their official Facebook page, the band said: "Steph has left Gallows and we wish him the best of luck with his future projects. We will be moving on as a four piece like the early days. First stop Australia."
Gallows are due to join the Soundwave Tour, which starts this Saturday (February 23).
Carter later confirmed the news through his Twitter feed, saying: "Yes, it is true. I have left Gallows. Thank you for the kind words. Onwards and upwards."
The guitarist also posted a link to three songs from his new project, The Ghost Riders In The Sky. Click here to listen to them.
Steph is, of course, the second Carter to leave Gallows, following his brother Frank's departure in July 2011.
Kerrang! would like to wish Steph and Gallows all the best as they head their separate ways.