Drummer Parts Ways With Ace Augustine

If you’re a fan of the hardcore group Ace Augustine, then today is a sad day indeed! It was announced by the band via their Facebook page that their drummer, Dougie Kent, has made the decision to part ways with the band to pursue a rap career.

You can check out a full statement from the band below the jump, as well as a follow up statement which from Doug himself. If you’re a talented drummer looking for a hardcore Christian band then now would be a good time to start sending them your audition tapes! According to their statement, they are already looking for a new drummer in the Lancaster, PA area.

Let us know what you think about Doug’s departure and his new endeavor as a rapper.

IMPORTANT: It saddens us to tell you that Doug no longer wishes to be apart of Ace Augustine anymore. He made this decision because he decided that he wanted to direct his focus towards his rap project, Dougie Kent, and school. This is obviously a huge bummer for us because Doug is one of our best friends and one of the bands first members. I will say this here and now, THERE IS NO BAD BLOOD! We totally understand his decision and were all still friends with him. Doug has offered to play whatever shows we have until we find a new drummer but with that being said, we are looking for a new drummer. Some requirements are as follows: Being a christian (we totally love all of our friends that aren’t christians, they all rule, but because we are a christian band, we need to have someone who feels the same way we do about christ and that comes first in his part in the band), being able to play Doug’s drum parts, write drum parts to new songs, be an overall good musicians, as well as having a certain amount of creativity in their drum style(we are not looking for the next Doug Fellenbaum, we are looking someone who is tight but has there own style, not someone who just goes crazy all the time, but knows how to write the appropriate drum parts that fit our new songs), has their own, professional equipment, someone who is willing to tour over summers and college breaks, has a good work and business ethic, lives within an hour or two from Lancaster, Pa, and is an overall awesome person. If you think you are the person for the job, email our manager Nick@defineyouhq.com asking for a tryout or send him a video of you playing an ace augustine song on drums or just drumming to any song on drums. I personally want to thank Doug in this for all of the hard work he’s put into the band over the years and that we will all miss him. And also know, this is NOT the end of Ace Augustine. The music I have in the works is sure to blow you all away! God bless!

Statement from Dougie Kent:

Yes, it’s true..I decided to part ways with the band after 4 years of crazy memories, great tours, and amazing fans. It’s extremely sentimental for me being a staple member, however a lot of you have noticed that I have been pursuing a hip hop dream under the stage name under “dougie kent” that has been taking up literally any free time that I have had lately. There’s a lot of crazy things coming up over this summer that I truly wish I could announce with this project, however it left me no choice except to part ways for the best in order to help not only myself prosper, but more importantly help the band find someone put in 110% like I was once able too in order for Ace to grow accordingly. For anyone reading this, I want to thank you for supporting me through high school until now. Truth be told, I wouldn’t be pursuing this dream without YOU GUYS getting me to this point. Some of you will be stoked and support this, and some of you will never understand my motives behind my decision and that’s something you’ll have to figure out for yourselves. Again, I would like to thank everyone for their continual support. There’s never a day that goes by that I take it for granted.

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