Heaven’s Basement Part Ways With Vocalist Aaron Buchanan
There's a big change coming for upstart English rockers Heaven's Basement as the group and their vocalist Aaron Buchanan have come to a mutual parting of the ways. The band still has a handful of shows this year and they've recruited We Are Harlot's Danny Worsnop, formerly of Asking Alexandria, as a temporary fill-in.
According to a new posting by the remaining band members as well as Buchanan, the parting came about because they felt the relationship had simply "run its course" and the two sides were conflicting over which direction they wanted to go with the music.
Heaven's Basement's statement reads as follows:
After giving it much thought, Heaven's Basement and Aaron are parting ways. This is a mutual decision. We've all had a fantastic few years touring the world with Filthy Empire but we simply feel that our time together has run its course.
We'd like to thank Aaron for being a part of everything we've done over the past few years, it's been an incredible ride and we’ve had some amazing times together (Aaron has a message for you all below).
We’ll be looking for a new singer to move forward with and are excited for this new era. We can’t wait to bring to life all of the new music that we have written and to get back onstage for you as soon as possible!
Our December shows are still going ahead and will be featuring our special guest and long time friend Danny Worsnop on lead vocals. These are gonna be a hell of a lot of fun and a great way for us all to end the year!
We'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you for constantly giving us such amazing support, it really means the world to us. You always will be the heartbeat of this band.
Here’s to the future,
Sid, Chris & Rob
As for Buchanan, he adds:
To my friends, our fans, thank-you.
It may come as a surprise to some of you, but the band and I have decided to call time on my days in Heaven’s Basement. The success of the band and support of yourselves has sent us to many corners of the earth; America, Canada, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia, and of course, the many cities of the little rock(s) we as a band reside upon, Great Britain.
I’ve met you in pubs and clubs, I’ve met you on dusty fields, I’ve even met you on trains, planes and many other places by sheer luck and accident. We get about us musicians, as do you, our friends and fans, and it’s always been very nice feeling appreciated when we cross paths, so thank you.
The break between the band and myself is quite amicable and simple, we are going in different directions. The main thing I want to say to all of you is thank you for turning up to the many hundreds of gigs we played, and allowing the band and myself to do what we did, go where we went, and meet you all - there were some very good times, I could never deny that, and you have been a very grateful and understanding audience, always.
So that’s it really, the end of this chapter and the beginning of something new. I’d be very pleased to have you on board with the next venture, whatever it may be.
We’ll meet again,
As stated, Worsnop will fill in on a temporary basis for the group so that they may fulfill their December dates at Southampton's Engine Rooms, Bristol's Marble Factory and Trecco Bay's Planet Rockstock Dec. 3-5. Stay tuned to see how both Heaven's Basement and Aaron Buchanan proceed moving forward.
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