Well, recently Warbringer announced that their co-founder and guitarist John Laux and the drummer Carlos Cruz are out of band. After these events vocalist John Kevill made a facebook announcment and made some minds confused. His statements indicate that the two members were not even with the band on the previous tour and that is also not really clear. Personally Warbringer some blood during the IV: Empires Collapse album that was released in 2013. Despite some “It’s awesome man!” critics they were not really on the table. I guess that might made the two members decide to leave. After the departure of these two bandmembers, the band might really call the game over gong.
Well here’s his statement without a scratch;
“So guys, all our fans and supporters, Kevill here up way too late drinkin’, there’s some bad news and as our awesome fans you guys deserve to know. I don’t feel right about our prolonged silence on this issue and I think it’s time we clear things up.
Drummer for the 3rd and 4th records Carlos Cruz and founding guitarist John Laux have left the band. This is a huge and devastating blow to us, and it makes even my own self doubt our future. Carlos made great contributions on the last two records, and John Laux started the band with me, we wrote our first songs together.
The more astute listeners have noticed this, as our last tour we did not have either of them on board. As for the why’s, I don’t entirely understand it myself, so I can’t provide a decent explanation here. I really wish I understood more than I do.
Still remaining is myself, founding member Adam Carroll (he’s back) and bassist of the fourth record Ben Mottsman.
This is why you haven’t heard much from us lately, why the nonstop touring machine has grinded to a halt, and why any updates here are more about the past than they are of the future.
Honestly I have my own doubts on if we can continue, or if it will be right if we do. At the same time, I started this band out of high school, it is my first and only band, and everything I feel I’ve accomplished in life that I can really be proud of is tied to this in one way or another. I have plenty of ideas left, and Adam has a million sweet riffs, and to be honest I never wanted this to be over, I wanted to tour straight through the fourth album and go onto the fifth. I felt like this band has evolved on every album, developed its own brand of ripping thrash metal, and I only wanted to continue that further.
So I need to ask all you guys, what do you think of this? In light of all I just said, do you want to hear another Warbringer record, or come see us again?
Basically, are you guys still with us?
At any rate, if you listen to any of the music we have made, remember to play it loud. Whatever the outcome may be, keep rocking.”
( Yeah yeah, a sad black and white photo… )
Well as you can see he is asking fans’ opinion about the future of the band and he left the door wide open. So before acting too quick and write “go on man!” on their pages; think it through. Do you think the band will rock hard with two new members or they will suck like hell? Do you really want to see your dream band fall or rise like a phoenix? Give me your opinion people.
The poll is on!