Every member of Emmure has just quit the band except vocalist Frankie Palmeri. When asked what happened, former bassist Mark Davis explained to Alternative Press, “The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life.”
It’s not everyday that four out of five band members suddenly walk out on a band. Bassist Mark Davis and guitarist Jesse Ketive were actually founding members of Emmure, playing an integral part in the band for 12 years. Guitarist Mike Mulholland joined up in 2009, while drummer Adam Pierce only jumped aboard in 2014. This leaves Frankie Palmeri without a band and an uncertain future for Emmure.
“As some of you may or may not have heard, Jesse, Mikael, Adam, and myself are no longer in Emmure,” Mark Davis tells Lambgoat. “We have decided collectively to pursue other endeavors. We would like to thank the Emmure fans for all the support and love over the years, and to everyone who has help the band on its way, you are all greatly appreciated. Be on the lookout for a new project from the four of us in 2016.”
Palmeri hasn’t spoken out on the musicians’ departures, though he did send out this tweet a few hours after Lambgoat published their story:
“The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia,” Davis tells Alternative Press. “It was our first string of shows back (Ghostfest in Leeds, and two headlining shows in Russia) since taking most of spring and all of summer off to allow Frankie’s vocal cords to heal, which he injured during the Stronger Than Faith Tour. We all expected to come back to a refreshed, productive and positive work environment, but that was not the case.”
The four former Emmure musicians are planning to create a new band. They’re currently searching for a vocalist who “shares their vision.” “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,” says Davis.
Read Davis’ full statement at Alternative Press.
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