Published May 13, 2014Canadian hardcore combo Comeback Kid have gone through some lineup changes over the years, with the latest swap taking place behind the drum kit. In a statement, it's been explained that original drummer Kyle Profeta has exited after a 14-year run.
The message, delivered by the band today (May 13) over Facebook, it was confirmed that Profeta's last shows with the act were in California a few weeks back, with new skinsman Jesse Labovitz set to play for the band from here on out. Profeta's last album with the band was this year's Die Knowing.
"Kyle has been a significant and contributing member to our band since its inception," the rest of the band said in a statement. "We wrote 'All in a Year' in his bedroom back in 2000. An amazing friend and an incredible talented drummer. Thanks Kyle for the great times."
As for Profeta, he also had some parting words, thanking his bandmates for the years of writing, recording and travelling. The drummer is leaving the band to pursue a culinary career in South Africa, where he plans on opening a food cart in Capetown. You can see his full report on his change of plans in his full statement down below.
To all of you who may not have heard. It saddens me to say I have officially left Comeback kid. I want to thank Jeremy Hiebert and Andrew Neufeld for their support and understanding behind my decision. In the words of Jer. "everything has an expiry date"... I felt that mine had come. I will never forget all the amazing places I got to see and all the amazing people I have met throughout the years. To thank everyone individually would mean about a 6 hour typing session. NOT GONNA HAPPEN.. Anyways, I am forever grateful for the last 12 years of my life. It has consisted of travelling around the world with my friends causing trouble everywhere we went. When I think back over the years I am flushed with this wild reality check that I/WE DID IT. I could not have made my dreams come true without Jeremy, Andrew and Scott Wade (sorry endless bass players) There are just too many memories to even start naming them. Happy and sad. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I will deeply miss sharing tight spaces with you all... (that's what she said) - Michael Scoon.
It's now time for me to open a new chapter of my life... I have decided to take my culinary skills down to South Africa! I plan to brand my product down there and open up some food trucks! Production begins.. well.... I fly down on May 27th! So there you go.. Spread the word! Chops is on the rise and heading to South Africa! If your ever in Cape Town, look me up!
Meanwhile, Comeback Kid have a pile of Canadian tour dates coming up, and you can see their schedule here.