NewsMay 7, 2024 9:48 AM ET3,255 views

Fuming Mouth guitarist exits band, "Not the right time for him to be in the band"

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Today, Fuming Mouth kick off a short run that includes a few headlining shows prior/after to linking up with August Burns Red and Sunmancer for a 7-date run, which features appearances at Welcome to Rockville 2024 and Sonic Temple Festival 2024. However, instead of hitting the road as a 4-piece the band has dwindled down to a trio.

Long time Fuming Mouth guitarist Andrew Budwey (also of Cruel Hand and Hideous) will not be joining them on the run and it also looks as if he is no longer in the band, for now. 

In a statement released by Fuming Mouth, it was revealed that Budwey has exited the band and "Sadly, now is not the right time for him to be in the band." No other infomation was given and as of yet, Budwey has yet to make a public statement.

The full statement reads:

The slightly complicated band history of Fuming Mouth goes back to 2013 when three guys, Mark Whelan, Rob Pironti, and Ethan Hall joined together as Fuming Mouth. Within three years the band had released two demos, a split, and a single called "Sword and Scale". The three toured out to the west coast and played locally as well.

Creative differences saw Mark and Rob on a different page with Ethan caught in the middle. The three split apart and Fuming Mouth continued with Mark Whelan.

Soon there were many fills in but only one official member, Andrew Budwey. Andrew would be a part of the band from the first album up until now.

Sadly, now is not the right time for him to be in the band. We love him and wish him the best with everything.

Fuming Mouth is continuing as a 3 piece again. Pat Merson will be playing bass and Keith Goldoni
will be playing drums. We play Chapel Hill, North Carolina tonight and then head to Welcome to Rockville, followed by Sonic Temple Festival. See you on the road.



Current itinerary for Fuming Mouth:


05/07 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
05/08 Savannah, GA @ El Rocko Lounge
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Festival
05/10 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
05/11 Dothan, AL @ The Plant
05/13 Columbia, SC @ The Senate
05/14 Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
05/15 Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
05/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
05/17 Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival Art + Music Festival
05/18 Pittsburg, PA @ Smiling Moose
05/19 Mechanicsberg, PA @ Loverdraft's Brewing Co.
05/20 Syracuse, NY @ The Song & Dance
05/21 Hartford, CT @ The Webster

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