Dance Gavin Dance never seem to stop churning out music. Releasing 8 full-length albums since 2007’s debut Downtown Battle Mountain, the band’s 9th album – Afterburner – just got announced for release. Even in between album cycles, DGD have often released standalone singles that make you wonder if they ever really rest. The answer? Probably not. This time around, though, the album will feature many guest appearance from notable musicians in the scene.
Usually, when a band gears up to release a new album, there’s several months of hype and single releases. Some bands, though, like to drop it all on us at once. Today, that is the case for Bring me the Horizon, The Acacia Strain, and Dance Gavin Dance.
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Jonny Craig has struggled with drug usage for the better part of this decade. In fact, he’s struggled so much that he’s either left or been kicked out of three bands now. First, it was Emarosa in 2010, then Dance Gavin Dance in 2012, and, after some give-and-take, he is out of Slaves as of this year. While he is on mostly good terms with these bands (even touring with DGD while he was with Slaves, filling in on some songs), the consensus seems to be that he isn’t stable enough to fulfill persistent vocal duties.