Here’s some sad, yet somewhat interesting news. Protest The Hero have unfortunately parted ways with long time drummer Moe Carlson. He left with the intention of furthering his eduction, so you don’t have to worry about any drama. They’ve always been a rock solid musical unit, having played together since a considerably young age. The chemistry was always there in abundance. This is more than evident from their three albums thus far.
Recently, as many of you know, the band had a very successful crowd funding campaign with the intention of going independent for their fourth album. They raised an insane $341,146, well surpassing their original $125,000 goal. You can read more about that right here. Since then, fans have been expectantly waiting for more godly Prog Metal material from Protest The Hero.
And wham… Moe Carlson is gone… So where do they do from here? Turns out Lamb of God’s Chris Adler will be filling the void left by Moe as a studio member. This is an interesting choice considering Moe and Chris are much different drummers technically speaking. One can only speculate how this will affect the records outcome.
While we’re all waiting for that answer, you can check the official statements from Protest The Hero and Chris Adler down below. You can also read an interview with Moe Carlson here. There’s also some classic PTH goods for you to blast under everything else. Stay tuned for more.
“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 gruelling studio schedule just wouldn’t work with his gruelling 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!” – Protest The Hero
“I was thrilled to get the call to join up and help out my friends in Protest, how could I turn down one of my favorite bands? I’ve done a bit of session work before with Testament and Ron Jarzombek but nothing this immersive. I lived and breathed this record for 8 weeks and even lived in Toronto for a month with the guys. The experience was intense tosay the least. Some of the most demanding and intricate drum work of my career. I’m very proud to have been a part of the Protest family and can’t wait to have you hear it.” – Chris Adler