From The Gauntlet:
Band members have always been replaceable for various reasons. Whether a disagreement or mass firing to bring in cheaper help, there will always be someone to step in and learn your parts. Whether or not the fans will follow is something for a different article. Below is our Top 10 List Of Active Band’s With No Founding Members.
1. Napalm Death – The first few years of this band’s existence was full of lineup changes but lately, Napalm Death has been a solid grindcore staple
2. In Flames – In Flames had some huge lineup changes in the late 90’s that brought the end of their melodic death metal sound. The change left many old school fans hanging onto the past.
3. Trivium – The band’s early demos have a completely different lineup than today’s Trivium. Vocalist Matt Heafy replaced the old singer. After the release of Ember to Inferno, Corey Beaulieu and Paolo Gregoletto were added. Three years ago, Nick Augusto replaced Travis Smith on drums and securing Trivium a spot on this list.
Continue reading the rest of the story on The Gauntlet