File this under “Shit I should have known about before now”, because I feel really stupid just now finding out about the departure of not one, but two members of Becoming the Archetype, the band who are in serious consideration for album of the year.

Apparently late last month BTA announced via their official blog the departure of long time vocalist Jason Wisdom, and drummer Brent “Duck” Duckett. Guitarist Seth Hecox assures the fans that the split happened on good terms, so that’s a plus, but it is still jarring to learn of such a dramatic shift in the band’s line-up. You can read the full account of “The New BTA” over at their official blog.

As well as releasing the startling news from above, BTA have also released an iTunes exclusive Christmas single, “Oh Holy Night”, which can be purchased here. Stream it below!


– EC


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