Like Moths to Flames Fire bassist over ‘abusing the platform he was given’

Like Moths to Flames have parted ways with their longtime bassist, Aaron Evans. In a post they shared on Twitter this week, the Ohio-based metalcore band said it was parting ways with the bassist after what they called “several instances” where he “abused the group’s platform.”

Like Moths to Flames, who spent several years recording for metalcore outpost Rise Records, released the EP Clean as porcelain at UNFD in 2022.

As of this writing, Like Moths to Flames has not offered anything further about what the alleged abuse entailed. But they implored fans to message with questions.

“Aaron will no longer be in Like Moths to Flames,” the band explained. “We have been made aware of numerous instances of him abusing the platform he was given in the band. Our DMs are open if any fans/friends want to reach out to discuss.”

Evans (pictured top right) is a founding member of Like Moths to Flames. In 2010, he started the band with vocalist Chris Roetter, the group’s only remaining original member. Evans played guitar until the next year, when he switched to bass.

His contributions can be heard on Like Moths to Flames’ No eternity in gold (2020), Dark divine (2017), The dying things we live for (2015), An eye for an eye (2013) and When we don’t exist (2011).

Like Moths to Flames’ Post – Jan. 25, 2023

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