The metalcore band Phinehas has announced they will remain a three piece, at least temporarily. Phinehas started in 2001, but the band didn’t really come to fruition until 2007. The band went through several lineup changes, ending on Vocalist Sean McCulloch, Guitarist Daniel Gailey, Bassist Bryce Kelly, and Drummer Lee Humerian. Humerian recently departed from the band on good terms. Now, McCulloch will be performing Vocals and Drumming. As they have stated several times.
Sean is playing drums and singing now.
So I guess the band now consists of Sean McCulloch (Vocals & Drums), Bryce Kelly (Bass) and Daniel Gailey (Guitars). The band is going on tour with Auras and Erra.
Very interesting. I wonder why they wouldn’t at least take a hired gun on tour, even if Sean is able to take care of drums in the studio. I hope I’ll get to see this version of Phinehas live.
Too bad they can’t get the drummer from For Today. Since they’ve been touring buddies with them for years and For Today called quits.
According to Lee’s note, he’s still going to be on the new album. They just meant moving forward with touring. I agree, though, I think they should either bring in a new drummer or just have someone tour with them. They did a tour with Wolves at the Gate and Artifex Pereo a few years ago and Lee wasn’t able to do it, so someone filled in – makes sense to me, but I’m not in Phinehas, ha.
Interesting. One of my favorite bands from my secular days, Deceased, had their singer and primary songwriter, band leader, “the band wouldn’t be the band without so n’ so” guy, King Fowley, as their drummer also. He was/is an incredible drummer and death/thrash vocalist. It can be done! Haven’t seen it many times though. In this case, for such a passionate vocalist I’d think that’d be pretty difficult. For how into it and emotionally invested he is it wouldn’t be the same on stage. I’ve seen them twice and would be curious how different the “feel” is without somebody out… Read more »
Wow, was not expecting that. I hope someone gets decent video from their upcoming tour.
My gut says this is a temporary solution while they vet a new drummer.
Sean on vox AND drums? Wowee he’s certainly up for a challenge! I’m with Ty – taking a drummer on tour sounds like the better option but all the best to them as they progress with 3