Protest The Hero officially part ways with drummer
Not all is lost, the band alludes that new music is on the way
Late this morning, Protest The Hero announced the departure of long-time drummer, Mike Ieradi. Ieradi joined the band in 2013 and was featured on the band's 2016 release of Pacific Myth and 2020's Palimpsest, he leaves the band with no ill will. His final show with the band will be in Edmonton, AB on 9/11 with Misery Signals.
The band took to social media earlier today to announce the departure but to also ease the fears of their fans that they do plan to continue touring and making new music, which they will later elaborate on, though there is no word of a replacement for Ieradi just yet.
You can see Protest The Hero's Instagram post below.
It's with many emotions that we announce the departure of long time band mate and pal Mike Ieradi. Mike joined PTH 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, PTH is planning to continue performing live and making new music in the not so distant future. More on that later.
Here's some words from Mike himself
"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.