Protest The Hero has parted ways with drummer Mike Ieradi, who originally joined the band in 2013. Protest The Hero confirms there's also new music coming soon which will be their final effort with Ieradi.
"It's with many emotions that we announce the departure of long time band mate and pal Mike Ieradi," said Protest The Hero in a statement. "Mike joined Protest The Hero in late 2013 as we were beginning to tour Volition. In addition to being a ripper on the kickers, Mike was a heavy-lifting writer on Pacific Myth and Palimpsest and you'll even hear his influence on what we release next. We wish him all the best as he pursues greener pastures.
"Though we've yet to determine who will be filling his silly little drum shoes, Protest The Hero is planning to continue performing live and making new music in the not so distant future. More on that later."
Ieradi also issued a statement, which reads "With nothing but love, I will be stepping away from Protest The Hero. Our show in Edmonton next month will be my last.
"It's been just under a decade of the best times, the best pals, the most laughs, and incredible experiences. From the bottom my my heart, thank you to every single person who has made this chapter of my life unforgettable."
Ieradi's final show will at Union Hall in Edmonton, AB on September 11 with Misery Signals.