Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley has broken his collarbone in bicycle accident and the band has recruited As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino to fill in for him on their upcoming tours of Europe and Asia.
The band hopes that Foley will have recovered enough to join them when they hit the road with Lamb of God on their upcoming North American tour which begins in late October.
The band sent out statements from both Foley and Mancino. Foley had this to say, "I've never missed a show, and I'm devastated that I have to miss this tour. I'd like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved with KsE for the inconvenience I've caused.
"I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I'm positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won't miss a beat without me. I'm honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon."
Mancino adds, "I'm stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KsE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I'm now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KsE fans!'
The band had these words for fans, "Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support."
You can find the North American dates here.