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Ex-The Chariot Members Say Josh Scogin Fired Them Because God Told Him To


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It’s not often you hear that members of a band being let go on gods orders, but it turns out the 2006 exits of guitarist/vocalist Keller Harbin and bassist Joshua Beiser from The Chariot were apparently the work of the big man upstairs. Appearing recently on ‘Jon’s Untitled Podcast‘, Harbin, now of Holy+Gold spoke of how the word of their firings from the Christian metalcore outfit came down via the band’s frontman Josh Scogin:

“It was weird. It was weird. I mean, that was I mean, that was like, I don’t know to me that band was like my true love you know, and me not being in the band fucked me up for a long time too.

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Like it really fucked with me and uh stunted me I guess in some ways, because just the way it went down.”

“I didn’t leave, me and Beiser didn’t leave on our own accord. We were we didn’t, we weren’t like, ‘alright we’ve had enough we’re done.’

We were asked to leave and then because, god said it was our time, which is just basically a cop out for, you know, I think if I want to do something, but I need a good excuse. I can just blame it on god because you can’t argue with god.

And that’s how we felt like it was done. Like, we both felt like how do we get the god card? Like, it’s like, ‘Oh, I want to keep dating you. But you know, God says, You know, I gotta move on, because he’s got someone else for me.’

It’s basically like, ‘I want to fuck someone else. And I don’t want you to feel bad about it.’ So you can’t argue with god. And that’s basically what happened with The Chariot was they wanted to fuck someone else. And we couldn’t argue with god.

And there’s, you know, there’s many levels to that and it doesn’t really matter because it doesn’t… One: It doesn’t give me with the money that I feel like I’m owed. Two: It doesn’t like improve the relationships between the folks that were divided because of it.

So it doesn’t really fucking matter, you’ll catch it on VH1 Behind The Stories one day maybe, if anything ever happens.”

These days Scogin can be found fronting ’68.

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