Firebrand frontman Frank Carter is splitting with punk rock throwbacks, the critically adored Gallows, after the band wraps its current tour and he told his bandmates via email. Talk about adding insult to injury. Carter told Kerrang! that his band took the news "badly" when he emailed it to them, and we can't blame them.

Carter also admitted that a digital resignation was the only way to go, even though it was not his first choice of methodology. "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 realization that now wasn't the right time for Gallows, not with me singing anyway."

He revealed there was fallout to deal with thanks to his decision to exit, saying, "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." Sounds like Carter wanted to go out on top and is trying to do the noble thing, by his standards.

Carter's split is complicated in that his brother Steph is the band's guitarist, so this decision extends into family lines. Steph Carter 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."

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