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Old Wounds vocalist Kevin Iavaroni has announced his departure from the band. “I will NOT be playing any last shows, and will NOT be doing any of the January shows,” Iavaroni says.

In response, the band is moving forward with a new singer, their upcoming shows and a new album—set to release next year. See Iavaroni's statement below.

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Iavaroni:

“A time and place, and a million friendships. I'm sure some have heard that my time singing for old wounds is coming to an end. Nothing is sacred, and nothing lasts forever. I've decided it's my time to leave the group and focus on my career as a barber. I'm not giving up on punk and hardcore, I've got a few things in the works that can hopefully take shape soon and 100 things I still have to say. Thanks to all the bands that have shared the stage with us and I've grown to love.Thanks to anyone who has supported us while my version of the band existed. Thanks to anyone who put us up and gave us a place to stay. Thanks to anyone who permanently carved lyrics I wrote into there bodies. Thanks to anyone who came to a show and supported us in anyway. Honorable mention to Dave Kent, Don and Larry for putting up with with our bullshit and giving up your lives for however long to road dog with us. I will NOT be playing any last shows, and will NOT be doing any of the January shows. See you in the funny papers.”

The hardcore heavyweights hail from New Jersey and are currently signed to Good Fight Music. The band have released two albums, the second of which—The Suffering Spirit—dropped on June 30, 2015.

Having finished a tour with Beartooth last month, Old Wounds are headlining shows in January with Exalt, Seizures, Safe To Say, Poison Headache and Lost Souls. At those headlining shows, the band will unveil their new singer.

Dates: 

Old Wounds, Exalt, Safe to Say
Jan 5 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge 
Jan 6 – Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture
Jan 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave 
Jan 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose 

Old Wounds, Exalt, Lost Souls
Jan 12 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Jan 13 – Albany, NY @ Trickshots
Jan 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Jan 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

Old Wounds, Seizures, Poison Headache
Jan 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The Colony 
Jan 20 – Hayward, CA @ Heart of the Bay Skatepark 
Jan 21 – Kingsburg, CA @ Bullfrogs 
Jan 22 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 

 

A time and place, and a million friendships. I'm sure some have heard that my time singing for old wounds is coming to an end. Nothing is sacred, and nothing lasts forever. I've decided it's my time to leave the group and focus on my career as a barber. I'm not giving up on punk and hardcore, I've got a few things in the works that can hopefully take shape soon and 100 things I still have to say. Thanks to all the bands that have shared the stage with us and I've grown to love.Thanks to anyone who has supported us while my version of the band existed. Thanks to anyone who put us up and gave us a place to stay. Thanks to anyone who permanently carved lyrics I wrote into there bodies. Thanks to anyone who came to a show and supported us in anyway. Honorable mention to Dave Kent, Don and Larry for putting up with with our bullshit and giving up your lives for however long to road dog with us. I will NOT be playing any last shows, and will NOT be doing any of the January shows. See you in the funny papers.

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