Killswitch Engage gave us a scare earlier today when they revealed that drummer Justin Foley suffered from a broken collarbone following a bicycle accident. But despite Foley’s condition, the band is not pulling out of any tour dates.
Instead, they will be enlisting the help of As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino for the Europe and Asia leg of their tour. A longtime friend of the band, Mancino still awaits the outcome of his singer Tim Lambesis’ current court battles. So maybe this will be a welcome distraction. Mancino had the following to say about his new fill-in job:
“I’m stoked to have this opportunity to help out Justin and my brothers in KsE. A few years back, Justin filled in for me on tour while I was dealing with the passing of my father. I’m now able to return the favor with a hope that Justin will heal from his injury quickly and effectively so he can get back out here and shred as he always does for the KsE fans!”
Foley also had the following to add:
“I’ve never missed a show, and I’m devastated that I have to miss this tour. I’d like to apologize to the fans and everyone involved with KsE for the inconvenience I’ve caused. I will do everything in my power to heal and return at full strength and as quickly as possible. In the meantime, I’m positive that Jordan will kill it and the band won’t miss a beat without me. I’m honored to have such a monster player fill in. See you all very soon.”
However, Mancino won’t have too much time to discuss justice system woes with newly announced Killswitch Engage’s tour mates Lamb of God. Killswitch Engage assures that Foley will be back with the band for their North American tour this Fall.