Fans of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire were likely bummed out when they suddenly announced their breakup yesterday. In a posting on their website, singer George Petit claimed that the band’s breakup was “not amicable,” and stated that guitarist Wade MacNeil was asked to join another band. Now we know that the band he was asked to join is Gallows. We’d kind of written Gallows off after Frank Carter’s departure last month, but it appears they’re far from over.
“Gallows are one of my favorite bands, so when Steph [Carter, guitar] called me the day after Sonisphere, I said yes immediately,” MacNeil told Kerrang!. “I’m a fan of the band first and foremost, so this is an honor.” The band’s management confirms MacNeil is in the band. Stay tuned for an announcement on when we’ll actually be able to hear something from the new lineup.