Ever since Protest the Hero obliterated their $125,000 crowd-sourcing goal, things have been fairly quiet on the band’s front. Updates were few at first, but then they dropped off the face of the Earth since April. Personally, I didn’t think much of it because I assumed the dudes were busy with the new album moving forward, but now the reason for silence is clear. Protest the Hero have undergone their first ever lineup change, with drummer Moe Carlson leaving the band to focus on his education. In his stead, Lamb of God‘s Chris Adler has stepped in to record drums for the band’s upcoming album.
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 grueling studio schedule just wouldn’t work with his grueling 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!
AUX.TV has the exclusive announcement, so you can read the entire scoop there. This should prove an interesting dynamic; as said in the AUX.TV interview, Chris Adler is coming from a metal perspective while Protest the Hero are rooted in punk and hardcore. It may seam odd at first imagining the pairing, but it’ll surely be awesome.
As always, we’ll pass along new album information when it’s made available.