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Monday, October 3, 2011

Sad, But Late

I recently discovered that Gallows vocalist Frank Carter left the band a few months ago. For those of you who don't know Frank is an amazing punk vocalist with moderate fame for being violent at shows. He struck me in the chest with a mic stand, struck a sound guy with his fists when his microphone broke, and then threw punches in the pit. I have nothing but respect for this man and his incredible stage presence.

Apparently Frank left on amicable terms with the rest of the band because he had different ideas about where they should go with their music than the rest of the band. This saddens me because while I love Gallows I probably won't go and see them again without Frank Carter. HOWEVER, I am willing to withhold judgement until I hear some new material with their new singer Wade MacNeil, vocalist/guitarist of the ever-awful Alexisonfire.

But seriously... how do you replace this


With this...





So, let's raise our glasses to better days and listen to some Gallows with our beloved Frank.

14 comments:

  1. I didn't know the guy, but i must admit that your story amused me, A LOT.
    I wonder what your reaction was when he hit you with the mic stand in the chest hahahah (i'm not laughing at you, but at the sheer randomness of the situation)

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  2. @Hasidic Plumber if you dig back into my old blog posts you'll find a post about that very incident.

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  3. I stared at both pictures for a long time, and all I can offer is that the first dude looks more wild.

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  4. And now I will never see them live, for sure. It was unlikely as it was. Oh well.

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  5. Struck you in your damn chest? Mosh pits where play must be outrageous.

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  6. Wow thats a big change in singers! Its a bigger difference then when ACDC changed singers!

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  7. Yeah, that's way different. I hate it when bands change vital members and then act like they're the same band.

    Following.

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  8. Yeah, I remember your older post about Gallows (+2 brownie points)

    He looks pretty hardcore compared to the other guy, who looks like he's taking a dump. :)
    But I'm sure that's just a bad picture.

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  9. I really didn't like when a band change its original (and vital)members. They should make another band, but they prefer to mantain the popularity gained than start again from zero.

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  10. Any hint on what's coming next? Come on, give us something.

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  11. First guy is a ginger, of course he's crazy. ha

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