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Attila guitarist Nate Salameh is parting ways with the band to focus on his sobriety.  He explained in a post on Facebook that he recently decided to stop using all drugs and alcohol, and it's become clear to him that the band environment is not what he needs to ensure a clean, healthy, and happy life. 

But Salameh says there's no bad blood between him and his Attila bandmates.  He wishes them the best, and promises fans that this is not the end of his musical journey.  He says he plans to pursue his newfound passion for recording. 

Salameh joined Attila in 2008, and played on their past five studio albums.  That includes the group's latest, Guilty Pleasure, which is due out November 24th.

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