Kingston , NY metal/hard rock band GET OUT. have parted ways with their drummer. Fill-ins have been selected for the next few
shows as the band chooses a replacement and moves forward on their next EP, to be entitled War Chest.
GET OUT. recently released debut Let Me In via Bandcamp, iTunes and other digital platforms after first debuting two songs on Metalriot.com‘s Creature Honeymoon 2015 Halloween compilation alongside bands such as Geezer, Night Viper, Septa and Tyrant Of Death.
Says vocalist/writer Morgan Ywain Evans:
“Moving forward we are expanding to some heavier territory while still including some of the rock elements already displayed. The drummer we fired is busy with his career and, to keep it civil, we felt there wasn’t enough urgency for the band. As a result of letting him engineer most of us felt the completion of the album took months longer than expected. There was even some lost enthusiasm and people who didn’t even show up on mix day when it finally arrived. Obviously no active band can really function well on that kind of dragged out clock.”
Evans continues: “That said, we wish him good luck. While we might not survive as long, we admire how the band Shai Hulud or even Murphy’s Law adapted with various line ups to challenges yet nonetheless kept momentum going and overcame obstacles. We are currently testing out various candidates on drums and second guitar, as ex-guitarist Jeremy Swift also is out of the band due to injury and being more focused on his blues funk/ power pop band The Beautiful Bastards. But we are completely fine. Our next EP War Chest will showcase our soon to be much heavier side to go with the more alternative rock, hard rock and stoner influences on Let Me In. We have some material written already and it rips absolute ass.”
Guests have not been confirmed for the next EP but expect full details next month. The guests are rumored to include heavy hitters Paul “Ablaze” of Blackguard, metalcore legend Mike Score of All Out War and more TBA.
As with Let Me In, art for War Chest will be once again handled by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design (Hollow Earth, Vulture, Black Yo)))ga).
Guest drummers for the next shows have also been announced. Dave Tetreault of Lara Hope & The Ark Tones will play the 2/27 date at Kingston , NY’s The Anchor opening for Rolling Stone acclaimed Vajra and grunge revivalists Surmiser.
Anthony Bax of Sabbath observers Shadow Witch will fill in for an upcoming TBA debut Brooklyn appearance for GET OUT, with a lot more shows planned for early Spring.
“My friend Nate Kelley who was in Shabutie/Coheed and some bands with me prior to GET OUT. almost was able to do it, which would have been like old times,” says Evans. “Nate had a family obligation though and so I am thrilled Dave and Anthony will fill in while we push through this transit. Dave plays in a rockabilly style band now but we used to get drunk at house parties ignoring people and talking about Judas Priest. He was in a sick death metal band Cold War Survivor who never got enough love. And Anthony hits harder and has a better pocket than most drummers in the stoner scene I have heard in awhile.”
Further details and expected in the coming weeks as well as a lyric video for Let Me In track “Seven Heavens”.