After unexpectedly dropping off their co-headliner with Blessthefall, Chiodos members Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have decided to leave the band. Chiodos will add two replacement members—Thomas Pridgen (the Mars Volta) on Drums and Joe Troy (RX Bandits) on Bass. Read a statement from the band below:
“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!”
Frost had already once left the band and rejoined. Prior to Frost and Goddard’s departures, guitarist Jason Hale had left the band (as singer Craig Owens rejoined the band, replacing replacement singer Brandon Bolmer) and was replaced by the Fall Of Troy’s Thomas Erak.
Chiodos released Devil, their fourth full-length, earlier this year on Razor & Tie. Watch their latest video for "3 AM."