The Temper Trap guitarist quits band

Lorenzo Sillitto had played with the Australian rockers since 2006

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The Temper Trap have announced that their guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto has left the band.

Sillitto had played and toured with the Australian rockers since 2006, featuring on both the band's albums, 2009's 'Conditions' and 2012's 'The Temper Trap' and was also working with the band on their forthcoming third album, which is scheduled for release in early 2014.

In a statement on the band's website, Sillitto wrote: "I leave the band with a heavy heart but it was time for me to try new things. I've loved everything about The Temper Trap. It's been an incredible experience. I want to thank the boys for all the amazing times, places we have seen and played and laughs along the way, management, record labels, the many people who've supported the band throughout the years, the many friends I've made and of course the fans - it has been an amazing journey, an experience I will never forget and one that changed my life."

The band wrote: "Loz has been a great friend and a valued and important member of The Temper Trap since he joined in 2006. His creativity and commitment to the band over the years has been first class and we wish him all the best with the exciting events that are about to come into his life…while we're sad to lose a guitarist, we are not losing a friend."

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