Josh “Baby J” Miller, drummer for deathcore outfit Emmure, has announced that he has decided to part ways with the band.
Miller confirmed the news in a statement published via his Instagram account, which you can read below.
“It is with heavy heart that I will be stepping down from Emmure. I have been with my dudes for almost 5 years now. Some of the best years of my life. I’ve been all over the world, met so many new friends, and have had memories you can never get anywhere else.
I am so grateful for Frankie, for bringing us along on this amazing journey and being a great friend to me and always looking out for us. I am so grateful for Josh for always being my big brother and inspiring me to the max on a daily basis. Josh changed my life in so many ways as a musician and always pushed me to be better and do better and I’ll hold that with me forever. He is hands down the most talented person I’ve ever met in my life. No one like him.
I am grateful to all the fans that welcomed me with warm hearts and showed me love and support. Without you guys it’s not possible. this isn’t the end of me playing drums or not seeing all of you again. just a new chapter. See you all soon.”
Formerly a member of Glass Cloud before they disbanded in 2015, Miller joined Emmure in 2016 and performed on the band’s latest two full-length albums; 2017’s ‘Look At Yourself’ and 2020’s ‘Hindsight’.
More recently, Miller has formed a new project called Darko with Chelsea Grin and former Lorna Shore vocalist, Tom Barber. They released their self-titled debut album earlier this year.
He’s also been teasing work on a new project via his Instagram recently, through which it appears a full album is completed, though at the time of writing it’s unclear whether he’s only handled production duties or is more involved.
At the time of writing there’s no word on an official replacement drummer for Emmure.