"It is with great sadness that we announce (drummer) Alan (Madhaven)’s decision to leave the ranks of NEPHELIUM," states the remaining members of the Toronto death metal group. "Alan has been with the band since its inception, we had incredible times together and will never forget those. We wish Alan all the best in his commitment of being a full time drum teacher (can’t give up those sticks!), and thank our brother for his contribution to Nephelium during our many, many years together."
"We are however pleased to announce that skinsman Dave Black (BLASTOMYCOSIS, WILL OF THE ANCIENTS) will be fulfilling drumming duties, allowing Nephelium to still perform at the Spread The Metal Festival in Toronto this coming September 7th, with headliners SUFFOCATION."
Alan commented with his own words on his departure: "It is with profound and sentimental sadness that I announce my departure from Nephelium. To say that my time in this band has played a key role in making me the musician I am today, would be an understatement. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members that I've played with through the years, from back home and here, all the bands and artists I've shared the stage with and most importantly, all our fans around the world - Nothing would ever be possible without you - you guys rock! I wish Devlin, Alex and Flo the very best with their success musically and personally - take it to the top boys!"