Allegaeon Bassist Corey Archuleta to Exit Band
Allegaeon are undergoing a lineup change as bassist Corey Archuleta is exiting the band. The bassist detailed his reasons for leaving in an online post, explaining that he's getting ready for a career change as he enters law school. Archuleta's exit appears to be an amicable one as there's also a fun video above in which he discusses his departure from the band and offers details at the end about how those interested can audition for the group.
In the video, Archuleta explains to the viewing audience and Greg Burgess who is walking with him, "It's too hard to be in a band and go to law school." Burgess challenges him to a game of tic-tac-toe trying to keep him from leaving, but yes, the bassist is saying his farewell. "I just want to be Allegaeon's lawyer," Archuleta jokes with Burgess. "I'm still in the band, you're just paying me more."
Read the bassist's full statement on the matter below:
After eight years with Allegaeon, my time has come to move on to pursue other interests and dreams. This decision didn’t happen overnight; it has been on my mind for some time. I have learned an immeasurable amount about music, the world, people, and myself, having this experience. It has led me to a sick interest in the law, and hopefully practicing it someday. I am excited for another bass player to take over, and offer something new to the ever-expanding progression of Allegaeon.
One hundred metric tons of thanks to the Allegaeon guys, both present and past, Metal Blade Records, Extreme Management Group, Inc. and Circle Talent Agency.
Most importantly, you, the person that bought a CD, shirt, ticket, gave us a place to sleep, shower…you deserve the biggest of thanks. Being in a band isn’t easy, whether it be financially, physically, or mentally. But the fans kept me, and the band, moving forward.
The Winter Warriors Tour featuring Battlecross, and Necromancing the Stone, will be my last run. As far as a final Colorado date, TBA, maybe.
If you are interested in being the new bass player, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive an auto-reply with instructions (Gmail users, make sure to check the “Updates” folder for the auto-reply). I’ll be reviewing the material once you have submitted them.
Thnks fr th Mmrs,
As stated, Archuleta will remain with the band through their "Winter Warriors" tour that runs into December. The band revealed in the comments section of the post that they already have a solution to keep things running smooth until they can name an official replacement, with Andrew Grevey from Wretched filling in on dates after Archuleta exits. See the band's remaining dates with the bassist below.
Allegaeon on the "Winter Warriors" Tour
11/25 -- Erie, Pa. -- Basement Transmissions
11/26 -- Webster, N.Y. -- Harmony House
11/27 -- Albany, N.Y. -- Fuze Box
11/28 -- Frederick, Md. -- Cafe 611
11/29 -- Clifton, N.J. -- Dingbatz
11/30 -- Amityville, N.Y. -- Amityville Music Hall
12/1 -- Richmond, Va. -- Strange Matter
12/2 -- Spartanburg, S.C. -- Ground Zero
12/3 -- Augusta, Ga. -- The Iron Heights
12/4 -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Jack Rabbits
12/7 -- New Orleans, La. -- Southport Music Hall
12/8 -- Texarkana, Ark. -- Shooters
12/9 -- San Antonio, Texas -- The Korova
12/10 -- Lubbock, Texas -- Jake’s
12/11 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Thunder Alley
12/12 -- Merriam, Kan. -- Aftershock
12/13 -- Little Rock, Ark. -- Rev Room
12/14 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- The East Room
12/15 -- Valparaiso, Ind. -- Big Shots
12/16 -- Dayton, Ohio -- Rockstar Pro Arena
12/17 -- Westland, Mich. -- The Token Lounge