It’s all good, folks. Nothing’s wrong with John “Slo” Maggard. He just has some “personal matters at home” that need tending to.
As such, Unearth have recruited Fear Factory bassist Matt DeVries for their upcoming tour with Whitechapel, Emmure and others.
“John ‘Slo’ Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February,” says Unearth’s Trevor Phipps in a statement.
“His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013.”
Oh great. New Unearth is coming to ruin our year.
“Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour,” the band says.
Stated DeVries: “I couldn’t be more excited to be filling in on bass for my long time friends in Unearth on the upcoming Brothers Of Brutality Tour. They are like family to me and I’m extremely happy to step up to the plate for my good buddy Slo.”
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.