Official statement by CUBE (translated):
This is Cube Entertainment.
We’d like to thank the fans who’ve loved Beast and we have a news to deliver to you.
As of today, Hyunseung will leave Beast, and Beast will be a 5-member team including Du Jun, Gi Kwang, Yo Seop, Jun Hyung, and Dong Woon.
From now on, Hyunseung will be focusing on music production as a solo artist.
Hyunseung and the 5 members all started out with different views on music and personality differences, and after continual discussion regarding their future as a group, we’ve concluded decision that Beast should move forward as a 5-member group.
For the past 7 years, Beast and fans have worked to reach the united goal to reach the top without rest. This is why this decision wasn’t easy for the members or the company.
The 5-member Beast plans to go forward into 2016 by preparing a new album and local promotions. We ask that you to give continual support and interest in Beast and Hyunseung.