BEAST's Hyunseung will leave the group after being an active member for 7 years.
Cube Entertainment made the announcement on April 19th. BEAST will continue on with 5-members only.
However, fans of Hyunseung will still be able to support him as he plans on continuing as a solo artist.
The press release from Cube Entertainment reads:
Hello. This is Cube Entertainment.
We would like to thank the fans who have loved BEAST, and we would like to pass on this news.
As of today, Jang Hyunseung has withdrawn from the team and the group will be reorganized as a 5-member team consisting of Yoon Doojoon, Lee Kikwang, Yang Yoseob, Yong Junhyung and Son Dongwoon. Jang Hyunseung would like to concentrate on his personal music as a solo artist and not as a member of BEAST in the future.
Jang Hyunseung and the other members have been consulting and discussing this the company in regards to making changes to the team schedule as they began to have personality differences in regards to different opinions on music. After careful and long consideration, the members agreed that would part with Jang Hyunseung and the group reorganized.
For the past 7 years, BEAST has continued to work hard without rest for fans with the common goal of reaching the top. This decision was not easy for neither the group or company.
The 5-member group BEAST is getting ready to release a new album in 2016 with plans of both domestic and overseas schedule. Please continue to support and show interest in BEAST and Jang Hyunseung who will do their best in their positions.