Colorado outfit Awaken the Masses has parted ways with drummer Chris Rocha, who comments:
“Hey there, friends. I, Chris, have decided to step down as the drummer for Awaken the Masses. Sharing the stage with these fine gentlemen for the past five years has been fucking epic.
“I love metal as much as the next guy don’t get me wrong. I just lost interest in playing the genre. My lack of caring as much as these guys do has made a major impact and it’s not fair to them. I’m holding them back from victory. I will continue to pursue a future in being a professional musician. Just with a different group/genre…….hopefully.
“The fellas and I have zero negative feelings toward each other and I wish them the best of luck in their future. Thanks to everyone that ever came out to a show and showed us love and support. I hope I served you well. Be sure to keep up with the band!”