Morrow had been filling in for MIW for the past 6 months, and the band said the decision to part was mutual.
“We are excited for Justin and wish him nothing but the best!” the band wrote in a post on Facebook.
In the same post, they also announced who their new bassist would be. Joe Occhiuti, who co-wrote some of the band’s album The Silver Scream, will join the band.
“Joe brings with him an extensive multi instrument musical background and will not only be taking over bass duties, but will be contributing keys and back-up vocals, breathing even more insanity into the INK live show.”
Motionless In White also shared the news about their new bassist on Instagram.
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MIW fans, . As many of you know, for the past few months we have be performing with our very close friend Justin Morrow, who has been filling in for our vacant bass player position. After much time spent between our band and Justin, and seeing the support of many fans who have watched him perform with us, we are honored to announce that he has made the decision to join us full time as our new bass player. He has been a perfect fit both on and off stage and we could not be happier to enter our new album cycle feeling complete once again. For more information from Justin directly, please visit his IG @Justiniceninekillerz, and for our friends in Ice Nine Kills, please visit their Facebook page to read their announcement. As always, thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on the road this year. . -MIW
Earlier this year, Ice nine Kills former bassist Shane Bisney passed away at the age of 31. He was with the band from 2009 to 2011. The band honored Bisnett with the release of merch and a song that benefitted his family.
In other news, Ice Nine Kills are gearing to set up on their March Into Madness tour. You can check out the full list of dates for that below.
03/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
03/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
03/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
03/30 – Angola, IN @ Eclectic Room
03/31 – Belvedere, IL @ Apollo Theater
04/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
04/03 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
04/04 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
04/06 – Champaign, IL @ City Center
04/9 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
04/10 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
04/11 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
04/12 – Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
04/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
04/15 – Dallas, TX @ 2513 Deep Ellum
04/17 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
04/18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
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