Hang The Bastard have announced on their official Facebook page that they’ve parted ways with vocalist Chris Barlow due to “reasons of different interest”. The band have also confirmed that he will be replaced by Michael Carver of the now defunt outfit Deal With It. The full announcement reads as follows:
“We have parted ways with our vocalist Chris (Barlow) for reasons of different interests. Chris has always been a driving force of this band and a solid front man and without him we wouldn’t be where we are at this point today. We’d like to thank him for all his effort and passion that he has put in over the last five years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
However we are also very pleased to announce our new vocalist, Michael Carver. Mike has been in various bands, most notably the highly respected hardcore band Deal With It. His first show with us will be at this coming Saturdays CRASH DOUBT FEST 2 in Lincoln and we are also in the early stages of writing a new full length album. We welcome Mike to the fold and look forward to writing beastly tunes together!”