The Scoop: Protest the Hero announced today that they have parted ways with long-time drummer Moe Carlson, who has left the band to focus on school, but have tapped Chris Adler of Lamb of God to perform the drumming on the band’s upcoming crowdfunded LP. The band released this statement:
“We know we have been silent for the past couple months while we record this beast, but we assure you it’s almost done and is turning out extremely well. We plan on releasing our beloved “pupdates” throughout the summer while we set up to release this new album so stay tuned for that.
With all this incredible progress, however, we have some sad news. Our brother and friend Moe has decided to leave the band to go back to school in pursuit of some of his other passions. When our gruelling studio schedule just wouldn’t work with his gruelling school schedule, we realized we would need to find a session player for the new album. With Moe’s guidance and approval, we found us a nice match in Chris Adler! Having known Chris for a few years, and with he and Moe being drum-buddies, it seemed like a perfect fit. We are happy to say that Chris has already come and gone from canada and has left us with some beautiful drum tracks.
Can’t wait for you all to hear it!”
The Spin: There’s not too many names that would immediately come to mind in terms of replacing Moe, but Chris is a more than worthy drummer to take the helm in his absence. While there is a bit of sadness for one of the original members of this band stepping aside, the idea of getting a fresh face (and mind) in the mix should make for some interesting music to say the least.
The Question: What are your thoughts on the replacement and the potential effect it will have on the band’s upcoming record? Does it make you more or less excited to hear new music from Protest the Hero? Let us know in the comments!