Roadrunner Records' U.S. branch published a story very early this morning (Tuesday 9th March 2010) on its official web site containing the below text. The story has since been removed from the Roadrunner site.
"DRAGONFORCE have split with lead singer ZP Theart. The band issued the following statement regarding the matter:
"'It is with great regret that DRAGONFORCE announce a parting of the ways with singer ZP Theart. This is due to insurmountable differences of musical opinion but the rest of the band sincerely wishes ZP great success with his future projects.
"'While the creative core members have begun writing the fifth album, they have also started a worldwide search for a new vocalist.'
"'We are looking for a powerful, melodic singer to write a new chapter of DRAGONFORCE with us,' said guitarist Herman Li.
"Anyone wishing to audition for the vacant position should apply following the instructions right here."
Dragonforce's last album, 2008's 'Ultra Beatdown', sold 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart.