Like Moths to Flames Fire Bassist, Say He Abused His Platform

Like Moths to Flames have split with their longtime bass player, Aaron Evans.

In a post they shared on Twitter this week, the Ohio-based metalcore band said they parted ways with the bassist after what they called “numerous instances” where he “abused [his] platform” in the group. Like Moths to Flames, who spent the last decade recording for the metalcore outpost Rise Records, released the EP Pure Like Porcelain in 2022.

As of this posting, Like Moths to Flames have offered no additional description of what the alleged abuse entailed. However, they implored fans to message them with any questions.

“Effective immediately, Aaron will no longer be in Like Moths to Flames,” the band explained. “Over the last few days, we’ve been made aware of numerous instances where he has abused the platform he was given within the band. Our DM’s are open if any fans/friends want to reach out to discuss.”

Evans (pictured above at far right) is a founding member of Like Moths to Flames. In 2010, he started the band alongside lead vocalist Chris Roetter, now the group’s only remaining original member . Evans played lead guitar in the group until the following year, when he switched to bass.

The bassist’s contributons can be heard on the Like Moths to Flames efforts such as 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 Twitter Post – Jan. 25, 2023

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