Former Emmure Bassist Explains Why Everyone Quit the Band
As reported earlier today, all the members of Emmure that aren’t vocalist Frankie Palmeri quit the band yesterday. Yikes! While no explanation was given at the time, it certainly didn’t bode well for Palmeri that his entire band suddenly walked out on him.
Now Alt Press has scored an interview with Mark Davis, in which the former Emmure bassist explains (sort of) why all four members decided to leave Palmeri behind, and alludes to a new band they’re forming together:
The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia. It was our first string of shows back (Ghostfest in Leeds, and two headlining shows in Russia) since taking most of spring and all of summer off to allow Frankie’s vocal cords to heal, which he injured during the Stronger Than Faith Tour. We all expected to come back to a refreshed, productive and positive work environment, but that was not the case.
We had no plans to ‘dismantle’ prior to actually doing it. We did, however, have plans for a new album and new label. After Russia, we were supposed to go to Japan for shows, and then come back home and get to work. Since then, we’ve just been waiting for the announcement to happen so that we can move on with our lives and our careers in music.
[We] are currently working on material for an un-named/un-fronted project. It is in the early stages but progressing quickly, and we will be ready to find a singer to fit the sound of the band soon. And as far as the sound goes, it’s still going to be us playing our instruments the way that we love to, but in a new, refreshed environment.
The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life. If someone is bringing you down or holding you back from your full potential, it’s time to cut them out, no matter how much you may love them.”
Soooo… why exactly did all four members quit, Mark? It’s still not entirely clear aside from a vague allusion to “negativity” on Palmeri’s end. I appreciate taking the high road, but… aaaggghhh, come on, spill the beans, what’d Palmeri do that forced all four members to feel they had no option but to collectively walk out??
We’ll keep you updated on the new band Davis is putting together with his fellow former Emmure members Jesse Ketive, Mike Mulholland and Adam Pierce (while hoping they sound nothing like Emmure), and we will, of course, let you know when Palmeri chimes in on the split.