Woe, Is Me has gone through line-up changes a few times, and this is huge news for fans of the band, but is it surprising?
In my opinion, no… it’s not surprising at all, but here at MoshLounge, we want to cover the positive news in the scene. So with that said, let’s talk about how Austin was a huge influence to the band and without him, there would be no Woe, Is Me.
Back in 2009, Austin Thornton started Woe, Is Me after leaving his previous band Of Machines. He started the band with Kevin Hanson, Corey Ferris and Ben Ferris. Shortly after, they recruited guitarist Tim Sherrill, Michael Bohn as their screamer, and Tyler Carter as their clean vocalist. This seven man line-up signed on with Rise Records, along with Velocity Records. They later recorded Number[s] and released their debut album on August 31st, 2010.
Austin Thornton recently tweeted about the situation.
It’s true, I am no longer a part of Woe, Is Me. Thank you all for whoever stood behind us, & who ever stood behind me.
— Austin R. Thornton (@WoeIsAustin) March 9, 2013
Fame > Demise
I can only see the good out of this and wish the best for both parties. I have to admit that I am excited to see what Austin Thornton and Woe, Is Me has in store for us next!