Fit For An Autopsy Part Ways with Vocalist Nate Johnson, Turn His Name Into a Verb
I never really asked anyone about it because I didn’t wanna look a gift horse in the mouth, but I was always kinda confused about why vocalist Nate Johnson was in Fit For An Autopsy. Not because I dislike Johnson’s vocals — on the contrary, I’m very much a fan — but because when the frontman quit Through the Eyes of the Dead (remember them???) in 2008, he said it was because “I didn’t really enjoy being a death metal vocalist.” So what was the dude now doing back in a death metal band?
So. I don’t know if this has anything to do with that or what, but Johnson has now apparently parted ways with FFAA, and has done so on less-than-amicable terms. Says the band via Facebook:
“It only took 7 years, but Fit For An Autopsy has inevitably been ‘Nate Johnsoned.’ If you know anything about his past you know that we were left with with out a singer, at the worst possible time. So with out anymore bullshit or banter, we are happy to welcome Greg Wilburn (Oblige, The Devastated) to the Fit For An Autopsy team. We will be doing all the tours that have been announced, Including New England Metal and Hardcore fest and all the shows surround it.#natesfuckingoutgregsfuckingin“
Johnson also did time in Turmoil and Premonitions of War; being in a bunch of different bands over the years isn’t at all unusual in metal (for example, I think there’s actually a law that says Dave Witte must play drums for you at some point or another), but I guess Johnson is, er, unreliable. Oh well.
As for Wilburn: I wasn’t a fan of The Devastated (to put it mildly), but I trust Fit For An Autopsy to put his pipes to better use than that band did.
Check out the first pic of FFAA’s new line-up below. After NEMHF, the band hits the road with DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation and Rivers of Nihil; get dates here.