Several months ago, it was announced that founding bassist Lee Foral would be leaving After The Burial to focus on his new son and family (read more here). Following the recent release of Dig Deep and the tragic loss of guitarist Justin Lowe, the band soldiered on through a slew of live performances. However, the band recently released a statement through Facebook regarding the addition of the band’s newest member:
“ANNOUNCEMENT! If you’ve seen us in the past year, you may have noticed a new guy holding down the low end on stage. We’d like to officially welcome Adrian Oropeza to After The Burial.
If you’ve ever had the chance to talk to Adrian, you’d know that he is one of the most chill people you’ve ever met. He’s a great player, and his hard work ethic and positive attitude are values that we’ve carried since day one of ATB.
Everyone give him a warm welcome, and congratulations!!”
Formerly the bassist of Aethere, it sounds like Adrian has held his own on After The Burial‘s Ten Years In The Black tour alongside Sumerian labelmates Asking Alexandria and Born of Osiris.
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