The Gates Of Slumber Welcome Back Former Member
The band has parted amicably with their friend J. Clyde Paradis, who recorded and toured behind last year's album, The Wretch (Rise Above Records).
Fouts drummed for the band on previous Gates albums Conqueror (2008) and Hymns of Blood and Thunder (2009).
Band founder Karl Simon (guitar/vocals) and Jason McCash (bass/backing vocals) invited Fouts to fill-in for their upcoming tour with Hammers of Misfortune, which kicks off July 18 in Chicago. "We had a lot of good times together with Cool Clyde and created a massive album that will last the ages however now we are just personally headed in different directions." said Simon in a statement.
"I'm really stoked to hit the road again with our long-time friend and former member Bob Fouts and I am really looking forward to see what tomorrow may bring!," added McCash.