Contributed by inagreendase, Posted by Tooth & Nail

Tooth & Nail recording artists Emery are undergoing a line-up change. Original bassist, Joel "Chopper" Green is departing the band. In a statement, Chopper said:

Yo dudes and dudettes, Chopper here. I'm gonna be taking off. I feel like it's time for me to move on to the next phase in my life. I don't exactly know what I'm going to be getting into, but it'll be rad, for sure. Don't you worry your pretty little heads about me. I hope that the guys can find someone who kicks as much butt as I do to fill my shoes, but I doubt they will. Just kidding! Haha… Actually, I'm serious…

Guitarist/vocalist Devin Shelton will be taking over Chopper's bass duties, changing the band from a sixpiece to a fivepiece. Emery are preparing to embark on the Nintendo Fusion Tour, alongside Hawthorne Heights, which kicks off on September 27th in Columbus, OH.