Former Alexisonfire guitarist/vocalist Wade MacNeil has been officially announced as the new frontman for Gallows, filling the shoes of the departed Frank Carter. Alexisonfire themselves officially announced their long-rumored breakup last Friday, no doubt clearing the way for this announcement. In an exclusive interview with Alternative Press, MacNeil discussed joining the UK-based group and what he plans to bring to the table:
"I definitely think I have a very, very different voice than Frank--and I mean aside from yelling, I think just the tone of my voice is going to be the one thing that's really, really different. Even though I've spent a lot of the last 10 years touring England in various bands, I don't have a British perspective for everything, so whereas the last record was definitely focused on Britain specifically, I think everything we're going to do in the future will definitely have more of a worldview. That's something everyone in the band can relate to, because we spent the majority of our youth traveling the world playing punk shows."
Update: Wade has confirmed that his other band Black Lungs will continue on as well: "To everyone asking about Black Lungs. We are still a band. The record will still come out. And Yes, we will play your basement."