TDWP drop keyboardist
2012-02-22 by KotoFtw | 107 Comments

Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada have parted ways with their original keyboardist, James Baney. A post regarding the split can be seen on their facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/tdwp/posts/10150627392737618

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Annayalater
February 22nd 2012

191 Comments


Oh no!

jwyles4
February 22nd 2012

311 Comments


Are you fucking serious?

DeadBeat
February 22nd 2012

529 Comments


Even without half of the band members they'd still sound the same so nobody should care about this

taxidermist
February 22nd 2012

7175 Comments


Dayum!

FearThyEvil9
February 22nd 2012

11343 Comments


Oh noes, what ever will they do without a keyboardist? Key idea, keep it this way. You don't fucking need keyboards.

Erratic
February 22nd 2012

1120 Comments


OH GOD WHY

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

48541 Comments


I was about to make a list about bands with all original members, looks like they're out

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Relinquished
February 22nd 2012

22366 Comments


how far did they drop him?

SHAKEandBAKE
February 22nd 2012

1287 Comments


The keyboard always sounded out of place anyway. Dead Throne is solid album though.

Ire
February 22nd 2012

41453 Comments


consistently average

jwyles4
February 22nd 2012

311 Comments


Dead Throne isn't near as good as WRAABB or Plagues. Mike's vocals are annoying, especially his highs.

Mickeymau5
February 22nd 2012

1614 Comments


dead throne > wraabb

TomAkaVeto
February 22nd 2012

1523 Comments


Yeah, Dead Throne is their best (other than Zombie) and I have a feeling that they won't replace him. Apparently James left the band to take care of his family, but the way TDWP says it, it sounds like they kicked him out. I mean, they said he was "well-intentioned". They might as well have called him talentless.

bloc
February 22nd 2012

34499 Comments


I can't really recall too many memorable keyboard moments in their music anyway. If anything, I bet the band will still end up programming key parts in their future music.

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lucasjcockcroft
February 22nd 2012

3669 Comments


how long could you play a keyboard live anyways, i filled in for a band as keyboardist for a show once, and i was bored as fuck the whole time.

TooLateToGoBack
February 22nd 2012

1674 Comments


Shame, but I don't really remember anything memorable from him. I wouldn't worry to0 much about a keyboardist.

Also, lol at whoever said that their albums were good before the Zombie EP. They were the epitome of generic metalcore.

PurpleDino
February 22nd 2012

2945 Comments


He did some cool stuff on Zombie but yeah, this won't hinder the band at all

Recspecs
February 22nd 2012

9811 Comments


"I was about to make a list about bands with all original members, looks like they're out"

Lol why?

taxidermist
February 22nd 2012

7175 Comments


Dead Throne isn't near as good as WRAABB or Plagues. Mike's vocals are annoying, especially his highs.

HAHAHA. Woo! Oh man, you are a funny guy! :-D

whywontyoudie
February 22nd 2012

3063 Comments


consistently average [2]

keyboardxmosh
February 22nd 2012

1007 Comments


if you should hate any of his highs it should be from plagues.

i like that type of highs more, but he can do both style perfect live, so i'm down

keyboardxmosh
February 22nd 2012

1007 Comments


Yup.

And honestly the keyboardist in this band was just whatever, so.

DeathByDaydream
February 22nd 2012

546 Comments


"Dead Throne isn't near as good as WRAABB or Plagues. Mike's vocals are annoying, especially his highs."

y'on meth?

keyboardxmosh
February 22nd 2012

1007 Comments


i remember the first time i saw them he was standing on his keyboard headbanging.... like... cool dude haha

Mickeymau5
February 22nd 2012

1614 Comments


all i remember from the keys was the ending for dogs can grow beards all over

Stainkovic
February 22nd 2012

49 Comments


Dear Love was their best album.

So many bands are dropping their keyboard players. Four Year Strong are the only others I can think of off the top of my head but keyboardists are in low demand these days.

MalleusMaleficarum
February 22nd 2012

12205 Comments


i bet the song Angel Below by Underoath single handedly forced all the core bands of the 2003/2004/2005/2006s to incorporate keyboards

Nikkolae
February 22nd 2012

4389 Comments


@mickey: i remember that too, and it sucked donkey dick, band will remain average anyways

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Island
February 22nd 2012

577 Comments


so where'd they drop him

ReturnOfTheDnor
February 22nd 2012

893 Comments


The only true keys song I can remember other than like intro-outro stuff would be "Louder Than Thunder" and that song was boring as fuck.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

8957 Comments


Bummer, he was actually really entertaining

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Aphrodisiac
February 22nd 2012

1739 Comments


better off without him

sspedding
February 22nd 2012

4715 Comments


Disappointing. Programmed parts are way shitter than keyboard parts.

Mickeymau5
February 22nd 2012

1614 Comments


"keyboardxmosh
February 22nd 2012



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i remember the first time i saw them he was standing on his keyboard headbanging.... like... cool dude haha"


Its no keyboard moshing thats forsure


Recspecs
February 22nd 2012

9811 Comments


The only keys that really stuck out from memory were "Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over".

auberginedreams
February 22nd 2012

5981 Comments


the title of this article is kind of misleading because it's not like they kicked him out, when i read their facebook post this morning it sounded like it was amicable.

and i prefer mike's vocals on plagues tbh.

auberginedreams
February 22nd 2012

5981 Comments


listening to dead throne though, i felt like the keyboards were kind of shoehorned in. now that they seem to be moving away from the scenecore sound, the keyboards aren't incredibly necessary.

ZilbelPing
February 22nd 2012

5788 Comments


I'm sad.

Spec
February 22nd 2012

26834 Comments


We talking two stories or ten stories here?

wacknizzle
February 22nd 2012

11909 Comments


Ehh, the keyboards never did much for this band anyway. I like Dead Throne alot so hopefully their sound will continue to evolve away from genericore.

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Spec
February 22nd 2012

26834 Comments


When I was younger I liked 'Plagues.'

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

20204 Comments


There are some cool keyboard moments on Zombie

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KotoFtw
February 22nd 2012

1058 Comments


Yeah I was trying to think of a good way to word it, and that was the first thing that I thought of that fit.

zrosschristian
February 22nd 2012

281 Comments


Totally stinks.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2012

20204 Comments


There are some cool keyboard moments on Zombie

FrankRedHot
February 22nd 2012

6448 Comments


Ever seen UO's keyboard player live? I half expect his head to fly into the crowd.

BallsToTheWall
February 22nd 2012

44164 Comments


They should get a hot chick keyboard replacement.

TrstN01
February 22nd 2012

800 Comments


They should get a hot chick keyboard replacement. [2]

Also, WRAABB is their worst album. And he did add to their sound, I think. It wasn't a big, in your face kind of thing, but like atmosphere stuff in the back. Or maybe I'm thinking of a different band. Haven't listened to them in a while other than a few awful moments of WRAABB to ensure it still sucked.

DotEight
February 22nd 2012

5434 Comments


Ugh this band.

Yuma310
February 22nd 2012

1656 Comments


I liked their last album but fuck if I could understand a word they were screaming

Hospital
February 22nd 2012

1875 Comments


I like a lot of prada but honestly dead throne bores me. The songs seem to all blend together.
Zombie EP is probably my favorite but I enjoy their older albums if not only for nostalgic reasons.

Who cares if it was "the epitome of generic metalcore." Had some good jams on a lot of their
previous albums and mikes vocals have never grated on me (granted I don't spin prada to the point
where he could begin to grate on me)

regardless i don't think they need a keyboardist, he's used to subtly that his disappearance will
hardly even be noticed.

anyway, will probably always be a prada fan. albums are usually 2.5-3s with the exception of the
zombie EP

chesse13
February 22nd 2012

2326 Comments


i liked dead throne. and really, i barely noticed the keyboard man or whatever

JeetJeet
February 22nd 2012

660 Comments


band sucks dick with or without him.

auberginedreams
February 22nd 2012

5981 Comments


plagues > dear love > zombie > dead throne > wraabb

fouryearstrong
February 22nd 2012

3 Comments


Oh well. Time to move on.

jackalope11
February 22nd 2012

330 Comments


To be honest, I just fucking love Sassafrass.

GeoffJesterPemberton
February 22nd 2012

209 Comments


I wonder how high they dropped him from.

ILJ
February 22nd 2012

6542 Comments


"plagues > dear love > zombie > dead throne > wraabb"


Nigga you crazy.


"I was about to make a list about bands with all original members, looks like they're out"

No, they still work. The members are all still original, they're just minus one now, so long as they don't find a replacement, so they still technically have all original members.


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theashesfromautumn01
February 22nd 2012

1031 Comments


you should also do a list of bands with no original members. can only think of one atm.

Zorak
February 23rd 2012

3188 Comments


wish it was the vocalist

wacknizzle
February 23rd 2012

11909 Comments


Yeah there were some great keyboard parts on zombie, thats bout it.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

20204 Comments


You should also do a list of bands with no original members. can only think of one atm.

Napalm Death, Underoath. I know I know another but I can't remember now

Mickeymau5
February 23rd 2012

1614 Comments


In flames

VanitySeason
February 23rd 2012

396 Comments


RIP
shit thing to do to a band member

Hospital
February 23rd 2012

1875 Comments


you should also do a list of bands with no original members. can only think of one atm.

Zao? Underoath?

Hospital
February 23rd 2012

1875 Comments


Napalm Death, Underoath. I know I know another but I can't remember now

HAHA I BET IT WAS ZAO

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

20204 Comments


never heard of that band

and yeah the keyboards actual gave this nice background ambience to the music

Timmons
February 23rd 2012

561 Comments


even mike realised everything before zombie was shit.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2012

20204 Comments


yeah
shame they regressed on Dead Throne

KSK1
February 23rd 2012

4051 Comments


everything Hospital said [2]

And I could be wrong but i'm pretty sure For The Fallen Dreams have no original members left.

tresm87
February 23rd 2012

461 Comments


chris from underoath will be next hes been getting phased out keyboardists are just getting replaced by apple laptops on stage and in the studio, its cheaper i suppose

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tresm87
February 23rd 2012

461 Comments


haha prety soon people will just pay to go see a laptop on stage with no members at all thats what its coming to

geezers1989
February 24th 2012

135 Comments


OMG GUYZ KEYBOARDS ARE SCARY THEY SHOULD BECOM AN INDIE FULK BAND AND PLAY ACCOUSTIC TOOBA AND SKIN FLUTE LIKE BON IVER

Hospital
February 24th 2012

1875 Comments


everything Hospital said [2]

And I could be wrong but i'm pretty sure For The Fallen Dreams have no original members left.


omg someone [2]ing me. i am sputnik.


@anarchist

dude you dont know fucking zao?

OurNumbers
February 24th 2012

122 Comments


To be honest the only thing I liked about Dead Throne was Kansas. Mike's screams on that album pretty much prevent me from even trying to like everything else. They just annoy me for some reason. Lows are good, but not the highs.

I like the screams from WRAABB, Plagues, and Zombie the most; especially Zombie.
And like others said, there were cool keyboard parts in there, but they're hardly necessary.

& Enough of the 'how high did they drop him from?' 'is he okay?' jokes. It was funny the first few times.

Hospital
February 24th 2012

1875 Comments


^ Hey dude I completely agree. They actually had some pretty creepy synths in dead throne but his vocals are just ridiculous. Zombie EP had some great vocals and I prefer his vocals and previous efforts as well! Dead throne is the ONLY album I can't stand his vocals. Errrghhh

IndieOut
February 24th 2012

498 Comments


joey sturgis writes a lot of the parts and co-writes and produces the rest. nothing will change except this band will probably just get a lot heavier and hopefully experiment more

sspedding
February 24th 2012

4715 Comments


Adam D produced Dead Throne. Though I do acknowledge Sturgis' involvement. I hope this doesn't fuck it all up.

Fluttertrank
February 24th 2012

16963 Comments


Sucks to see a member go..... but they really dont need keyboards. If they keep keyboards and synths out they will become a better band.

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Mickeymau5
February 24th 2012

1614 Comments


yeah the synths are pretty creepy sounding in dead throne and it helps the mood in zombie.

jackalope11
February 24th 2012

330 Comments


Best synths were in Dead Throne, because they weren't over the top obvious, but they blended reeeeaaaally well with the rest of the music.

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


Nah best synths were definitely zombie EP due to the creepy atmosphere!

Different strokes for different folks. I personally like synths when used properly. I just see this band just getting more and more boring.

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Love these dudes. Sad to see James go. I hope they don't get a replacement tbqh. I cannot say he did little for the band, cause that's not true at all. But they will be fine without him. As long as they have Chris, Mike and Jeremy they will be good to go.

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Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


@chuck

I doubt a replacement is in mind. They probably just don't see the need for synths. My question is - what about playning old shows live? A laptop is going to do the synths or what?

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Maybe a touring member or something

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


Something or member touring a maybe

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Why did you just reword my comment?

Scoot
February 25th 2012

17481 Comments


shut up

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


No particular reason

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


up shut

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Me shut up?

Scoot
February 25th 2012

17481 Comments


not you hospital

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


was it something I said?

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Why would I have to shut up scoot?

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


shut up chuck

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Shut up hospital

Scoot
February 25th 2012

17481 Comments


"Why would I have to shut up scoot?"

not you

i meant hospital

as in not ChuckTheMan

as in not you

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


This thread has gone to shit


Thanks to me

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


Ahh ok I see now scoot. Yeah hospital that was pretty impressive

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


Thanks. I'm actually teaching a class trolling 101.

It's a 12 week course, well worth it though.

ChuckyTruant
February 25th 2012

15572 Comments


How much?

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


all your prada albums

Scoot
February 25th 2012

17481 Comments


stop posting faggot

Hospital
February 25th 2012

1875 Comments


was it something i said?

sspedding
February 26th 2012

4715 Comments


please put an end to this

Hospital
February 26th 2012

1875 Comments


but you keep tempting me

Zorak
February 27th 2012

3188 Comments


seriously stfu



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