Gallows Lose Frontman
2011-07-09 by Davey Boy STAFF | 91 Comments

English hardcore punk band Gallows have announced the departure of their lead vocalist Frank Carter.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce my departure from Gallows" stated Carter. "It seems that Gallows have hit a crossroads in our writing process and unfortunately myself and the rest of the boys have different ideas regarding the sound of Gallows going forward. Gallows have decided they are going to continue on without me and I wish the boys the best of luck for the future. Gallows will be fulfilling all of our current touring plans until August 1st so please come down to a show and help me make each show a total celebration!”

You can read the rest of Frank's statement, as well as statements from fellow band members, at http://www.facebook.com/notes/gallows/announcement/10150249357794752

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MoosechriS
July 9th 2011

4768 Comments


the end could be nigh, the bands good but its franks energy and chaos that makes them as good as they are. Hope they manage to move on from this but somehow i cant see it going well

TomArnoldsArmpit
July 9th 2011

2989 Comments


Saw this news on strikegently. It would be lame if I gave a fuck.

Butkuiss
July 9th 2011

4104 Comments


Just as I decided to get into these guys too. Ah well. Band will definitely be living up to their name after this, methinks.

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MoosechriS
July 9th 2011

4768 Comments


i loved orchestra if wolves when it came out, grey britain was a bit hit and miss though

Infernis
July 9th 2011

398 Comments


Kind of what I think a lot of people identify Gallows with. Curious to see what happens later on..

Satellite
July 9th 2011

20675 Comments


whoa, this sucks. frank is an excellent frontman, especially live.

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Obfuscation24
July 9th 2011

3939 Comments


Fuck that sucks...

InFiction
July 9th 2011

3637 Comments


Fucking hell. I hate associating a band with just the frontman, but it couldn't be any more appropriate here. He gave a lot of his raw energy in the production, so it won't be the same.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

20855 Comments


Yeah, it's gonna be tricky for Gallows to continue "as successfully". For those that have not had a look at the link, Frank has already announced that he will continue in a new band.

CrackTheSkye
July 9th 2011

726 Comments


Not that big of a shock. He's been talking about doing this since Grey Britain came out. Still sucks though. Keen to hear what Pure Love will be like.

Satellite
July 9th 2011

20675 Comments


actually, since way before gb came out. sounds like it wasn't really his decision, though.

can't imagine the band without him.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

20855 Comments


Do we think this was the usual hardcore vs accessibility debate, or something else?

CrackTheSkye
July 9th 2011

726 Comments


Yeah, does come across that way. I’d imagine it would be harder for them to write with him living in NY.

I’m just glad I got to see them while he was still in the band


Satellite
July 9th 2011

20675 Comments


apparently they'll be playing new material for frank's farewell shows, so perhaps we'll find out then.

what makes this a little extra interesting is that frank's brother steph is one of the guitarists.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

7135 Comments


Insert death penalty joke here.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

30863 Comments


Insert forced laughter here ;)

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Pharoh
July 9th 2011

3326 Comments


Insert awkward silence here.

FearThyEvil
July 9th 2011

12189 Comments


Fuck no this is terrible news Frank is really great for this band.

Antipunk
July 9th 2011

324 Comments


Frank is the shit. Hopefully Pure Love with be boss.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

20855 Comments


Care to elaborate andcas...

Uranium
July 9th 2011

7043 Comments


well this is shitty

jayfatha
July 9th 2011

2882 Comments


This makes me sad

JumpTheF**kUp
July 9th 2011

2710 Comments


gallows WAS frank carter, that nigga was punk as fuck

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


I can't watch that video cos I'm away from a computer for the weekend |:
gutted. saw this on facebook last night. I really hope Gallows can pull through it and remain as great as they were with Frank but I have my doubts.
I have Grey Britain at 5

It's a shame I didn't see this band live. I was waiting for the next tour. fuck

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Asiatic667
July 9th 2011

4647 Comments


kinda sucks

Spec
July 9th 2011

27051 Comments


This is pretty suck seeing as he was the band. Curious to hear new materiel without him.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


This is gonna make me grouchy all day. First line up change in a while to upset/annoy me this much

at least we now have another potentially great band

InFiction
July 9th 2011

3637 Comments


It's disappointing because he is really energetic live, completely mental. I also have Grey Britain at a 5. Best release of 09.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


Either that or Architects - Hollow Crown, another band which took a wild downturn this year

fuck you world

Deathcar
July 9th 2011

1534 Comments


Band is dead now.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

7313 Comments


:O FUCK!

Such a great frontman

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

20855 Comments


Yep, that video said it all. Ta for the link andcas. The accidental frontman who has tried to get out of the band before is never a good sign.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


I remember reading an interview of him where he gave a story of him and his brother getting really pissed off at each other when writing Grey Britain. He gave the impression that it wasn't an uncommon thing but it seemed more like brother v brother bickering than anything else

defjaw83
July 9th 2011

1765 Comments


This sucks! Great band. I think it's a bit harsh people saying "he is the band" cuz they're all talented, but it will be impossible to replace frank's energy

Dolving999
July 9th 2011

1609 Comments


Gallows no more.

They're all indeed talented, but Frank.. he put the Gal in Gallows.

Titan50
July 9th 2011

4588 Comments


Shit, man. Frank was a brilliant frontman...

VanitySeason
July 9th 2011

396 Comments


I have faith that they'll find a good replacement. Having said that, I probably won't enjoy the next record as much as I enjoyed Orchestra of Wolves or Grey Britain unless the find a Frank Carter doppelganger.

Adabelle
July 9th 2011

4213 Comments


Nooooooooooooo, this sux hard. I'm gonna play Gallows for the rest of today..

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2011

20855 Comments


"Misery f*cking loves me & I love her too".

Dogget
July 9th 2011

781 Comments


Saw them a few years ago, probably one of the most energetic shows I've been to it was insane. Frank got a tattoo onstage which was pretty much the only point of the whole show that he wasn't in the crowd. Sad to hear about this.

TomAkaVeto
July 9th 2011

1595 Comments


Such a bummer! Frank was perfect for Gallows and I hate to see him leave. His vocals were a major part of what made them an incredible band. Grey Britain was an immense album. I wonder how they're going to follow it now...

Kris.
July 9th 2011

12117 Comments


THIS SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS

TheSpirit
July 9th 2011

17128 Comments


what a shame

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


Does anyone know if they've actually written the whole album yet?

Antipunk
July 9th 2011

324 Comments


This is still bothering me and I've slept on it and everything. When they played warped it was one of the best shows I've ever been to even though they were the only good band there and only had 30 mins to play.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

7956 Comments


I thought everyone knew this was inevitable, every interview he has ever done he talked about how he was only going to be able to do this so long.

CrackwhoreBatshit
July 9th 2011

95 Comments


FUCCCCKKKKKKKK! Irony.

BallsToTheWall
July 9th 2011

44164 Comments


One less ginger in extreme music...good riddance.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


But he has a new band so he's not gone

BallsToTheWall
July 9th 2011

44164 Comments


Keep one eye open while you sleep from now on....the gingers could be planning something big. If you hear a cymbal crash or a sharp distortion squeal then WAKE UP!!!!!..the ginger hardcore movement is coming to your bedroom to annoy the innocent with their grating brand of hardcore.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


Ginger girls are hot

Ending
July 9th 2011

1889 Comments


Nooooooooooooo.
No.
No.
Nooooooooooooo.

;_;

BallsToTheWall
July 9th 2011

44164 Comments


Yeah agreed. I'd take a cute green eyed redhead over a blonde/brunette any day of the week.

Kris.
July 9th 2011

12117 Comments


irish women > anything


redheads get me all hot n bothered

MalleusMaleficarum
July 9th 2011

13626 Comments


and only irish girls have red hair

Kris.
July 9th 2011

12117 Comments


yep

taxidermist
July 9th 2011

7195 Comments


@News article WHAT!?!

BallsToTheWall
July 9th 2011

44164 Comments


Scottish? The whole Irish/Scottish/Welsh/British area is all pretty much the same shit anyways.

WatchItExplode
July 9th 2011

3197 Comments


redhead Irish girls > Gallows

Kris.
July 9th 2011

12117 Comments


yea but balls scottish accents are dumb and english accents are too common

that irish accent gets to me

climactic
July 9th 2011

18290 Comments


and not a single fuck was given that day

BallsToTheWall
July 9th 2011

44164 Comments


Apparently McC is Scottish....according to some snobbish lady I talked to. Scottish accents rule and besides...William Wallace.

Kris.
July 9th 2011

12117 Comments


i am NOT scottish you dirty fucker

Skoj
July 9th 2011

1089 Comments


Big shoes to fill, he was bloody brilliant live.

BallsToTheWall
July 9th 2011

44164 Comments


COME AT ME BRO!!!!! Bring your dog too.


I'm Irish, Scottish, Polish and German and I feel that I represent both the best and worst of these cultures.




xJAKEtheRIPPERx
July 9th 2011

11 Comments


Have they found him yet?

Ulsufyring
July 9th 2011

1725 Comments


Fucking god dammit, Carter was the best part of this band.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


what not just irish girls have red hair

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

7018 Comments


band is over

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deepintheorchard
July 9th 2011

644 Comments


Not even.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

49741 Comments


Scotland and Ireland have by far the highest red head population by percentage
But the US has by far the most red heads in total

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AjayStewart
July 9th 2011

73 Comments


who cares

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

21559 Comments


I do, Ajay, as do quite a lot of people, Ajay

Fieryfenderz
July 9th 2011

1421 Comments


Band is dead

Nikkolae
July 9th 2011

4746 Comments


im betting they'll get a Bro for a new singer and be identical to Your Demise, im seriously pissed off about this

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BroodjeWorst
July 9th 2011

15 Comments


Well, twas obvious this was gonna happen. Still sucks though...

CrackwhoreBatshit
July 9th 2011

95 Comments


Yeah it's a shame, misery just fucking loves me

Butkuiss
July 9th 2011

4104 Comments


"Jonah, redheads are not a race."
"But they're fucking everywhere sir!"


Classic Australian nostalgia.

And I'll fall for A Scottish accent anyway. Female OR male.

TheyTookErrJobs
July 9th 2011

283 Comments


Hahahaha ^ Nice Summer Heights High reference

This fucking sucks, i never got to see them when they came to Australia

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

7956 Comments


Yeah it's a shame, misery just fucking loves me


if you react like this, just be an hero

CrackwhoreBatshit
July 10th 2011

95 Comments


Yeah but then who would smoke all my crack?

Butkuiss
July 10th 2011

4104 Comments


I'll put my hand up.

CrackwhoreBatshit
July 10th 2011

95 Comments


Okay Nigel I trust you, but just know, it's some pretty batshit shit.

FilupLees
July 10th 2011

344 Comments


I hope the new album is finished... if not it'll probably suck. If they had fully broken up they'd probably end up going into history as one of "those" punk bands. My guess is they limp on for 1-3 more albums without him.

Although, his brother's band broke up not too long ago, and he's a beast on vocals. If they just change in for another Carter brother I could see good things coming from this.

iFghtffyrdmns
July 10th 2011

7047 Comments


sucks so hard =(

thumbcrusher
July 10th 2011

3569 Comments


this isn't the new i wanted on my return from holiday at all :-(

CrackwhoreBatshit
July 10th 2011

95 Comments


I'm gonna hang myself

TBliss
July 10th 2011

987 Comments


Saw their set at Sonisphere yesterday, ridiculously good.

Jamatha
July 11th 2011

108 Comments


Also saw their set at sonisphere, biggest pit of the entire weekend

TomLobban
July 11th 2011

29 Comments


Gallows without Carter is nothing..

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 9th 2011

21559 Comments


holy shit I swear someone said on the alexisonfire breaks up thread that they were betting on him



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