Yesterday, we suddenly found out every member of Emmure, except for singer Frankie Palmeri, had left the band and not much was revealed as of why they decided to bail on Palmeri to form their own project but considering they thanked everyone but their singer for the time and effort put on the band, we can assume they had some sort of fallout.
Bassist Mark Davis talked to AltPress.com and elaborated more on the split explaining:
“The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia. It was our first string of shows back (Ghostfest in Leeds, and two headlining shows in Russia) since taking most of spring and all of summer off to allow Frankie’s [Palmeri] vocal cords to heal, which he injured during the ‘Stronger Than Faith’ tour. We all expected to come back to a refreshed, productive and positive work environment, but that was not the case.”
“We had no plans to ‘dismantle’ prior to actually doing it. We did, however, have plans for a new album and new label. After Russia, we were supposed to go to Japan for shows, and then come back home and get to work. Since then, we’ve just been waiting for the announcement to happen so that we can move on with our lives and our careers in music.”
When asked about the new project he mentioned before, Davis said:
“[We] are currently working on material for an unnamed/un-fronted project. It is in the early stages but progressing quickly, and we will be ready to find a singer to fit the sound of the band soon. And as far as the sound goes, it’s still going to be us playing our instruments the way that we love to, but in a new, refreshed environment.”
“The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life. If someone is bringing you down or holding you back from your full potential, it’s time to cut them out, no matter how much you may love them.”
That was not very clear, but it gives us the hint that the band was basically fed up with Palmeri in some way and just decided to go on their merry way instead of dealing with it. There’s still no word from Palmeri about the matter but all we know is that he may continue with Emmure.