Woe, Is Me's drummer leaves
2013-03-09 by TheMetalLifer | 97 Comments

Metalcore outfit Woe, Is Me has officially parted ways with their drummer Austin Thornton. Here is the official statement from the band:

"After much deliberation, conversation, we have come to an agreement, and we are announcing that we are parting ways with our drummer, Austin Thornton.

Due to differences in musical creativity and control, the forward progression of the band with our current lineup is not possible. The differences just ended up creating more frustration and negativity and we feel as though this change is necessary to move forward and is a positive thing for everyone involved.

This will not be slowing us down. We won't be dropping any of our shows or tour dates, and we'll be releasing a new single in June, just in time for Warped Tour in the summer!

This is a big step for all of us, but we are all looking forward to the future and taking the necessary steps to find the best fit person to join our family on drums.

We wish Austin nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

We love you all. And thank you for your continued support through all of this. Our fans mean the absolute world for us and we do this all for you.

-Kevin, Andrew, Hance, Brian, and Doriano."

https://www.facebook.com/woeis/posts/10151487359511797

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Band Page: Woe, Is Me

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merpmerp
March 8th 2013

792 Comments


Plot twist: he's joining Issues.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 8th 2013

49980 Comments


he escaped


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nononsense
March 8th 2013

3361 Comments


This is about two albums late.

infernalruin
March 8th 2013

57 Comments


woe cares....

sixdegrees
March 8th 2013

16907 Comments


he had the right idea

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willafrant
March 8th 2013

15 Comments


lol

Fluttertrank
March 8th 2013

17098 Comments


i always knew Austin Thornton was a control freak asshole.

DrMaximus
March 8th 2013

9080 Comments


"Due to differences in musical creativity..."

As if this band has any. Guy is smart to leave.

Noteros
March 8th 2013

52 Comments


Holy shit this is hilarious. This guy was a huge dick, and I can't even imagine what kind of nerves these guys had to finally get to kick him out. Good for them. I'm curious as to what happens next.

lucasjcockcroft
March 8th 2013

3703 Comments


wtf
hahhhaahah

joshieboy12345
March 8th 2013

5370 Comments


This band should just quit at life.

snerefedsav
March 8th 2013

820 Comments


if he left earlier i bet all the dude in issues would still be in this band lol

SHAKEandBAKE
March 8th 2013

1310 Comments


Was this the guy in Of Machines?

nononsense
March 9th 2013

3361 Comments


Yes

baldymort
March 9th 2013

756 Comments


in the top 10 least fucks ive ever given

c0nf1n3d
March 9th 2013

281 Comments


He's a pretty good drummer, but its no surprise he's gone. Apparently he's very difficult to work with.

That would be utterly hilarious if he joined Issues. The first comment made me laugh pretty hard.

zaruyache
March 9th 2013

6166 Comments


I care enough to write this, that's it.

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KenboSlice
March 9th 2013

913 Comments


"Plot twist: he's joining Issues."

I lol'd.

henryChinaski
March 9th 2013

2713 Comments


Good for him.

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Devastator
March 9th 2013

2477 Comments


Lol I think that there are no original members left in this band.

CrimsonLies
March 9th 2013

2018 Comments


Not surprised, this was bound to happen

Devastator
March 9th 2013

2477 Comments


I don't understand why couldn't the all the members who left have kicked his ass out instead of all leaving? They could have saved the band from the shit that was genesis.

Conexus
March 9th 2013

74 Comments


I actually think their next album will be a lot better with Austin gone. He's a good drummer though. Hah! Maybe he'll join Of Machines now?

cliiint
March 9th 2013

565 Comments


he might tour with of machines, but i would bet $100 he starts a new 'soulful singer over breakdowns' band,

breakingthefragile
March 9th 2013

2954 Comments


Hey, hey guys, he's probably all like "woe, is me" HAHA










GET IT!?

Spec
March 9th 2013

27104 Comments


Lol.

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Conexus
March 9th 2013

74 Comments


Well, Of Machines replied to someone's facebook post that he's "absolutely not" joining them. So, guess we're getting a 6th entry in the A Path Less Traveled-Of Machines-Oh, Manhattan-Woe, is Me-Issues drama?

DanielB
March 9th 2013

10 Comments


That fucking asshole should have left before Tyler, Michael, Ben and their lead guitarist that could actually play lead.

demigod!
March 9th 2013

44133 Comments


maybe this band will stop sucking hard semen now


Impossible!

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KenboSlice
March 9th 2013

913 Comments


@Conexus, what drama?

PumpBoffBag
March 9th 2013

327 Comments


maybe we'll get rid of the band bit by bit

Tonger
March 9th 2013

50 Comments


Bout time.

Azn.
March 9th 2013

5604 Comments


Band now has 0 original members

Slobo
March 9th 2013

140 Comments


Austins going to need a new twitter handle

merpmerp
March 9th 2013

792 Comments


their rhythm guitarist is still an original member, but honestly it's only a matter of time before he leaves too.

Dolving999
March 9th 2013

1616 Comments


I guess one very eclectic fan yelled at one of their concerts "Abandon All Ships!", and someone took it very seriously.

balonkj
March 9th 2013

1 Comments


Why is this in the metal section?

Azn.
March 9th 2013

5604 Comments


Because metalcore is considered a branch of metal
duh

merpmerp
March 9th 2013

792 Comments


I'm willing to bet that the new single in June will be a diss track about Austin.

Crawl
March 9th 2013

1591 Comments


woe is no

Adabelle
March 9th 2013

4253 Comments


Hnd where r u?

Sauce
March 9th 2013

679 Comments


time to go read the facebook comments and laugh.

lucasjcockcroft
March 9th 2013

3703 Comments


THE BAD BLOOD TOUR; featuring
Woe, Is Me
Issues
Abandon All Ships
Secrets
Capture The Crown

watch it happen

jackalope11
March 9th 2013

330 Comments


Would be hilarious but what do secrets and capture the crown have to do with that? Just curious


c0nf1n3d
March 9th 2013

281 Comments


More like, "The Bad Blood Tour"

-Escape the Fate
-Blessthefall
-Falling in Reverse
-The Word Alive
-Abandon All Ships
-Woe, is Me
-Issues

twlichty
March 9th 2013

3407 Comments


something that no one cares about happens to a band no one cares about!

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 9th 2013

3652 Comments


Horrible band

Gwyn.
March 9th 2013

14990 Comments


Woe, who cares

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lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


Would be hilarious but what do secrets and capture the crown have to do with that? Just curious

nothing, they just seem like bands who who would be on the tour

WeightlessUnderwater
March 10th 2013

25 Comments


Due to differences in musical creativity and control, the forward progression of the band with our current lineup is not possible
the forward progression of the band with our current lineup is not possible
the forward progression of the band
forward progression

VanitySeason
March 10th 2013

396 Comments


maybe now he might make some good music

HighandDriving
March 10th 2013

3276 Comments


FUYCI MAN THSI I(S) MY FAV BAND I HATWE SEEING THEM LOASE MORE MEMBAS HOPEFULYL HE JOINS ISSUES FUCK FUCK FUCKZ

Z

wacknizzle
March 10th 2013

12896 Comments


...and not a single fuck was given. the end

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Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


if you guys think this means WIM's next album WON'T suck, you're in for a disappointment

sora236
March 10th 2013

156 Comments


They'll probably replace him with another scene kid that just started playing drums lol.
Probably wouldn't make a difference anyways.

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


I don't understand how ANYONE could've liked Genesis

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


I didn't hate it
like 3 songs were okay
the rest was pretty awful though

nononsense
March 10th 2013

3361 Comments


The clean vocalist was good. That's it.

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


I swear it was just 1 long song


merpmerp
March 10th 2013

792 Comments


GENESI[S]. DON'T FORGET THE BRACKETS MANNN.

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


oh crap I'm so [s]orry

nononsense
March 10th 2013

3361 Comments


I know all the old members and Hance. They are all pretentious douchebags with literally no talent.

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


you know them per[s]onally?

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


Yeah I REALLY like Hances cleans and thats the ONLY thing I liked about that album
He needs to go do vocals with a decent band

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


WIM ruined his cleans, they didn't use him to his potential AT ALL

they tried to make him sound like tyler too much

nononsense
March 10th 2013

3361 Comments


Yes I do. Haven't talked to them in several year[s] because they got famous and even more douchy. Hance's old band, Of
Manhattan were awesome. Southern hardcore.

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


yeah
Oh, Manhattan were really good


Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


I really like [s]outhern hardcore lol

I'll check out Of Manhattan

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


Jamming out @cmizell928 's guest vocal spot on the Of Machines record. Dood has some of the best pipes I've heard in my entire life. #NoBull— Austin R. Thornton (@WoeIsAustin) March 7, 2013


what the fuck does this mean


Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


apparently Cameron Mizell's doing some vocals for their new record? That actually sound kinda cool

lol yeah he should change his twitter handle

merpmerp
March 10th 2013

792 Comments


"apparently Cameron Mizell'[s] doing [s]ome vocal[s] for their new record? That actually [s]ound kinda cool

lol yeah he [s]hould change hi[s] twitter handle"

I ju[s]t tran[s]lated that into engli[s]h for you.

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


I hate this band [s]ometime[s]

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


wait what the hell does [s] even mean

merpmerp
March 10th 2013

792 Comments


it's their logo. [S] Army for life.

merpmerp
March 10th 2013

792 Comments


they probably just thought it looked cool.

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


how does it represent them in any way though

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


does that mean hes apart of the new Of Machines EP??

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


yeah I think so

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


ghey

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


I have high hopes for Of Machines though, their album was kickass

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


it was great
hopefully with better production this one will be even better

lucasjcockcroft
March 10th 2013

3703 Comments


and when he joins another band
I'll remind you of this post

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


oh I thought Of Machines was getting back together

Azn.
March 10th 2013

5604 Comments


idk I just heard a rumor they were getting back together

merpmerp
March 10th 2013

792 Comments


Nah, Of Machines said there was no way that Austin would be rejoining the band.

trippinonthizz
March 11th 2013

165 Comments


whats with all the scene news? who actually cares? seriously. woe is me are horrible. why would anyone actually care about this? leave it to AP to post all this stuff.

Azn.
March 11th 2013

5604 Comments


first album was aight

tmagistrelli
March 11th 2013

714 Comments


good for them, but they should have kicked him out awhile ago.

HighandDriving
March 11th 2013

3276 Comments


FUck u hatas Woe,Is me foreva1/!!??!

JHamming out to Vengeancer right now*)

Azn.
March 11th 2013

5604 Comments


Vengeance was a really bad song haha

nononsense
March 11th 2013

3361 Comments


Vengeance was the only song I ever enjoyed from them. Well that and On Veild Men/[&] Delinquents.

merpmerp
March 11th 2013

792 Comments


MANNEQUIN RELIGION BRO

merpmerp
March 11th 2013

792 Comments


I also enjoy that track, that is the point I was trying to make.

Azn.
March 11th 2013

5604 Comments


wtf how come nobody ever mentions Our Number[s]

That has to be THE best song they're ever released

merpmerp
March 11th 2013

792 Comments


I just consider the album one 30 minute song.. they all sound the same.

merpmerp
March 11th 2013

792 Comments


there's like two standouts... the rest is forgettable.

XyphynX9
March 12th 2013

137 Comments


"Plot twist he's joining issues"
I lost my shit^ lol
Also, finally.
1: He was kinda why this band had no future (I enjoyed Numbers but Genesis was fucking bad)
2: This leaves ONE original member. If Kevin Hanson leaves, this is literally not Woe, Is Me anymore.



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