Protest The Hero have announced that hired The Kindred's Mike Ieradi as their new drummer. The band previously recruited Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler to play drums on their forthcoming album, Volition, following the departure of Moe Carlson.
The band made the move to find a permanent replacement ahead of their upcoming tours. The band had this to say, "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 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.
"What's that you say? Mike is already in another band? Yes, he is. He will be playing in two 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! "
Mike Ieradi adds, "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 goons. 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!"
The band will be releasing the new album, "Volition" on October 29th and kicking off the Canadian leg of their North American tour on November 3rd in Welland, according to their Facebook page. Grab the dates here.