Indianapolis doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER have announced that their former drummer “Iron” Bob Fouts will sit behind the kit on the band’s next U.S. tour. The band has parted amicably with their friend J. Clyde Paradis, who recorded and toured behind last year’s acclaimed album, “The Wretch” (Rise Above Records). Fouts drummed for the band on previous GATES classics “Conqueror” (2008) and “Hymns Of Blood And Thunder” (2009), which both landed in Decibel magazine’s “Best Albums Of The Year” lists.
THE GATES OF SLUMBER founder Karl Simon (guitar, vocals) and longtime comrade-at-arms Jason McCash (bass, backing vocals) invited Fouts to fill in for their upcoming tour with HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, which kicks off July 18 in Chicago. “We had a lot of good times together with Cool Clyde and created a massive album that will last the ages however now we are just personally headed in different directions,” said Simon in a statement.
“I”m really stoked to hit the road again with our long time friend and former member Bob Fouts and I am really looking forward to see what tomorrow may bring! ” added McCash.