Everyone's Replaceable




(photo by Jessica Ann Harvey)

Augusta, ME progressive metal outfit Last Chance to Reason just had their official last chance to reason with guitarist Thomas Waterhouse keyboardist Brian Palmer, ’cause apparently both dudes decided to leave the band during the course of their current tour with Animals as Leaders, Intronaut, Dead Letter Circus and Evan Brewer.

MetalSucks first suspected something was up when reader Asher L. reported to us that the band was down two members at their recent show in Orlando, FL (although he said they played “an amazing show” anyway). So we emailed the band’s management for confirmation, and got this official statement from the remaining four band members themselves:

Hello Everyone,

First off we want to thank everyone who has come out to the shows this summer and making this the best year worth of touring we have ever done. The Animals as Leaders tour has been a truly surreal experience, so again thank you to all who came out to share that with us, we are all beyond stoked to be a part of it. We love all of the bands and all of you.

Unfortunately,we have some sad news. During the course of our summer touring circuit, Brian Palmer and Thomas Waterhouse decided to part ways from Last Chance to Reason. This is obviously not an ideal situation, but we will be performing live regardless of being a little lighter on guys. We will keep rolling with our plans for the rest of the year ,move forward and continue our tour with Animals as Leaders, and actively look to replace these roles as quickly as possible before the fall touring season.

Thank you again for your support and understanding through these difficult times, watch for us in the fall!


So, there it is. I have to hand it to LCTR for trucking on with their current tour despite losing two members. It’s too bad we don’t know more about what actually happened that caused Palmer and Waterhouse to quit, but since the band didn’t share we can only assume it’s something personal that isn’t meant to be public (and sometimes these things have a way of coming out later anyway). We wish Palmer and Waterhouse the best of luck with whatever they decide to do next, and of course will continue to follow LCTR.


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