Bassist Mark Davis, lead guitarist Jesse Ketive, rhythm guitarist Mike Mulholland and drummer Adam Pierce have left EMMURE (pictured) and formed a new band. They will soon be in search of a frontman that shares their vision.
Regarding the latest split in the EMMURE ranks, Davis tells AltPress.com: “The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia. 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 [Palmeri] 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.”
He continues: “We had no plans to ‘dismantle’ prior to actually doing it. We did, however, have plans for a new album and new label. After Russia, we were supposed to go to Japan for shows, and then come back home and get to work. Since then, we’ve just been waiting for the announcement to happen so that we can move on with our lives and our careers in music.”
Speaking about the new band formed by ex-EMMURE members, Davis says: “[We] are currently working on material for an unnamed/un-fronted project. It is in the early stages but progressing quickly, and we will be ready to find a singer to fit the sound of the band soon. And as far as the sound goes, it’s still going to be us playing our instruments the way that we love to, but in a new, refreshed environment.”
He concludes: “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.”
EMMURE’s latest full-length album, “Eternal Enemies”, was released in April 2014 via Victory Records.