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Chelsea Grin Part Ways With Both Of Their Drummers, Welcome Darko’s Josh Miller


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Salt Lake City, UT-based deathcore outfit have announced that they have parted ways with their touring drummer Nathan Pearson, as well as his predecessor, Pablo Viveros. The latter musician went on hiatus from the band in 2021 to pursue other avenues, most recently joining up with ex-Chelsea Grin vocalist Alex Koehler and guitarist Jake Harmond in Ameonna.

Newly taking over the drumming role in the band is Josh “Baby J” Miller (ex-Emmure/Spite), who performs alongside Chelsea Grin vocalist Taylor Barber in the band Darko. Speaking on the matter earlier today, April 07th, Chelsea Grin stated:

“We hope everyone has been doing well; we have some updates.

We have parted ways with our fill-in drummer, Nathan Pearson. We sincerely value his friendship, as well as his devotion to furthering his craft and bringing his all to the stage. We truly look forward to watching his drumming career continue to blossom and advance, and value his time with us.

Furthermore, the band and Pablo have mutually agreed to separate. Pablo is one of our oldest friends, the life of the party, a masterful player, and a powerful creative. After Pablo spent some years away from the band, we all came together and realized that personal visions had diverged through time. We will always wish the very best for him, and seriously value all that he brought not only to the band, but to our lives. Nothing but tremendous love for him, always. We also encourage everyone to show support for him, Jaek and Alex’s new band, Ameonna.

Moving forward, we are proud and excited to announce that Josh Miller will be joining Chelsea Grin. It goes without saying that the future is bright – you will hear it in our music and witness it in our performances.

We keep very much to ourselves at this stage in our lives, but when we check in we want each of you to know that you are deeply and sincerely valued – we are so grateful for the opportunity to do what we love. We cannot wait to bring more of our vision to you all. Thank you for the years of support and love, and we will see you on our current tour supporting Fit For a King.”

Viveros said in a personal statement:

“My time with Chelsea Grin has come to a close.

These were the best 12 years of my life. I’m looking forward to the future with my drumming and my producing career. If you haven’t yet, please go check out @ameonnamusic

I owe my entire life to this band. I have everything I have because of this band and because of you guys, the fans. Chelsea Grin gave me my shot and I will forever be grateful for that.

Alex, Jaek, David, Dan, Jason, Speave, Tom, I love you guys forever, we did some cool fucking shit! To all our crew ever, thank you for everything. Nathan, I cant thank you enough for stepping up and filling in for me. Baby J, I can’t think of a better fit for this band.

You’re gonna crush and I’m so stoked to see what comes of you joining. Thanks to all my friends that I’ve made through this band, your support over the years has meant the world to me. Last but not least, thanks to every single fucking fan. Without you guys, I ain’t shit.

Thank you.”

You can catch this newly revised lineup of Chelsea Grin out on the below tours.

With Fit For A King & Kingdom Of Giants:

04/09 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
04/10 Billings, MY – Pub Station (Ballroom)
04/13 Wichita, KS – TempleLive
04/14 Lubbock, TX – The Garden
04/16 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
04/17 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
04/18 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
04/19 Davenport, IA – Capitol Theater
04/20 Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
04/21 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
04/23 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
04/24 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
04/26 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
04/27 Springfield, MO – The Regency
04/27 Little Rock, AR – The Hall
05/01 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
05/02 Destin, FL – Club L.A.

With As I Lay Dying & Entheos:

07/09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
07/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07/13 Tacoma, WA – Temple Theatre
07/14 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
07/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/16 Denver, CO – Summit
07/17 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
07/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
07/20 Mansfield, OH – INKcarceration
07/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07/23 Albany, NY – Empire Live
07/24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
07/25 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of The Livings Arts
07/26 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
07/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
07/29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/31 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
08/02 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/03 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
08/04 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
08/06 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
08/07 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
08/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
08/10 San Diego, CA – The Observatory Northpark

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