If you remember well, Protest The Hero announced that Moe Carlson had left the band and it was Lamb Of God's drummer Chris Adler who recorded the drum tracks for their new album Volition. Now their new drummer has been found and announced. Filling the slot permanently will be Mike Ieradi, a Canadian drummer who plays in The Kindred. Judging by the pic the band shared, he seems to capture the spirit of the band, and fits in really well.

The band explained the process: "Finding a new drummer has proven to be a tough task! We had interest and video submissions from many friends, fans, and family alike (yes, Choadie's mom sent in a video of her ripping 'C'est La Vie!'). Every single one of those submissions was wonderful - but we realized it was going to be impossible to select a drummer based on a YouTube video. We needed someone who we knew. Someone who we thought we wouldn't want to murder and leave at the side of the road two weeks into tour. We think we have found that person in Mike Ieradi - a Canadian fella we met many moons ago. (His life depends on this working out...)

What's that you say? Mike is already in another band? Yes, he is. He will be playing in 2 bands on this upcoming tour. He will be opening with his band The Kindred and will then wrap the night up playing with us. Despite pulling double duty on this tour, he IS the newest member of pth and will hopefully be with us until we hang up the old jazz picks. No pressure Mike!

When we asked Mike to write up a blurb about this, he gave us attitude and two fingers in the air. This is a good sign for him fitting in with us guys."

After heavy editing, it sounded something like this: "Hey everyone! Mike Ieradi here, and happy to announce my new role in Protest The Hero. I'm excited to be a full blown member of a great band with some great friends, and looking forward to the future with these gorgeous hunks. Stoked to see everyone out on this upcoming tour, and I hope you enjoy watching me sweat my way through two sets with Protest and The Kindred. It should be a fun one!"

"I found this picture of Mike on google images, and it sums him up pretty nicely."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Protest The Hero
Posted: 10.10.2013 by BloodTears


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3rdWorld - 10.10.2013 at 19:51  
Haha... Great pic.
Neroese - 11.10.2013 at 12:49  
Written by 3rdWorld on 10.10.2013 at 19:51

Haha... Great pic.

Yea! It looks like he works with band great! And, be honest - nobody 'normal' will fit to PTH:P

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