Chiodos Part Ways With Drummer & Bassist, Announce Replacements


It seemed a bit odd that Chiodos failed to address ex-The Mars Volta/Suicidal Tendencies, etc. drummer Thomas Pridgen reveal that he would be joining them for their immediate touring. As it turns out it was for good reason, as the group have now prepared the following statement announcing the departure of bassist Matt Goddard and Derrick Frost from their lineup.

Both are said to have left the outfit to “pursue personal interests.” Pridgen will be taking over for Frost on drums, while Joe Troy of Rx Bandits will step in on bass. Here’s what the band had to say of the matter:

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“We are excited and gearing up for The Parks and Devastation Tour that starts on Thursday, September 4th with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless And White. Before we hit the road we have some both exciting and unfortunate news. Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have both chosen to discontinue touring and recording but instead spend more time with their loved ones and pursue other interests at home.

It’s been a long and great journey with both of these gentleman, Matt dating back to the very beginning, and Derrick a part of three albums with us. We wish them the best in all that they choose to do moving forward. They’ve been long time brothers to us and always will be. Our good friends Thomas Pridgen and Joe Troy are coming to rock with us.

We have been rehearsing like crazy in Michigan so get ready for a great show. We’re very excited to have them join us on this journey as we’ve always been fans of their musicianship. We can’t wait for you all to experience this with us as we continue to tour and write new material. See you at a city near you soon!”

Dates for the above-mentioned tour can be found right here.

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