As you may know by know, the photo of Emmure that I used up there is now 80% incorrect. Word broke yesterday that the four members of the band that were not frontman Frankie Palmeri quit the band in unison. Here’s part of their statement, as issued by (former) bassist Mark Davis:
“The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia…The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life. If someone is bringing you down or holding you back from your full potential, it’s time to cut them out, no matter how much you may love them.”
The four non-Palmeris (Davis, guitarists Jesse Ketive and Mike Mulholland and drummer Adam Pierce) will form a new band that is currently working on new material and searching for a vocalist.
But wait, there’s more!
Today, Palmeri himself issued a statement stating, explicitly, that this is by no means the last of Emmure:
“There is in fact a new line up right now and we are currently working on a new studio album. Details about all of that will come to light as the weeks and month progress , but do know that there is something to look forward to. You can expect us to be making up for lost time next year as we start our first tour dates in Europe and will eventually make our way back to the USA near the end of 2016.”
There’s more to the latter statement that you can read here if you’re in to all-things-Emmure. Truthfully, we’d be kinda shocked if you were still reading this post right here, so if you are…hi!
Emmure’s latest album, Eternal Enemies, came out in April 2014 via Victory Records.