Vocalist Nate Johnson has quit South Carolina death metallers THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and has joined the Massachusetts/New Hampshire hardcore/metal act SINCE THE FLOOD.
Commented Nate: "As some of you have probably heard, I have quit THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. To clear a few things up, it was not because I thought anyone in the band was an asshole, or I had suspicions of anyone stealing money. It just wasn't my thing. Yes, I am a big fan of death metal, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to be in THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. Everyone put in A LOT of effort and their own shit aside to make sure the record came out as best as it could, get on the road as much as possible and just have a good time.
"Fast forward 6-7 months later, and I just basically lost interest. I didn't really enjoy being a death metal vocalist as much as I thought I would. I played some of the sickest shows I've ever played in that band, but when you're not really feeling it in the end, what does it matter? It just started to feel like a job. I'm getting older every day, and I'd much rather do something I love than continue dealing with a situation I wasn't happy with, and in turn just making the whole band situation worse.
"This brings me to why I joined SINCE THE FLOOD. I've been friends with these guys for years, and musically, and personally, this feels more like a home to me than any band I've been in.
"All in all, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD are a great band, good dudes, and they've got a hell of a good thing going for them. I still think 'Malice' is a much more accomplished album than most of the bands that some shaggy-haired MySpace kid thinks is actually brutal. I wish nothing but the best for those guys, and I hope they take it as far as they can."
TheReaper of Buzznet conducted an interview with THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD at the end of last year. Watch the chat below.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's latest album, "Malice", was recorded with Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) and features artwork from Paul Romano (MASTODON, THE RED CHORD, THE ACACIA STRAIN), "Malice" is THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's follow-up to 2005's "Bloodlust", which was supported by an appearance on last year's Sounds of the Underground tour.
(Thanks: Chicken Wing Bedard)