Rockers Coheed and Cambria have reenlisted former drummer Josh Eppard, five years after he left the group to battle addiction issues.
The stars have asked Eppard to rejoin the band as they record a new album after parting ways with percussionist Chris Pennie last month (Oct11).
And the rockers admit they're taking a "giant leap of faith" given Eppard's history of drug abuse.
A message on the band's website states, "As the songs for the new record began twisting into shape, it slowly became apparent that these songs were very dynamic, and could truly flourish with the groove-oriented approach that Josh naturally brings to the table. We also missed Josh as a person, but this isn't about nostalgia; it's about who we are now, and what we can achieve musically and as a family, together going forward.
"We understand there are risks involved bringing Josh back into the fray. Even with his two years of sobriety, this is a giant leap of faith on our part. But at the end of the day, we have all grown up, and we have all been through so much, that playing with Josh again is sort of like coming home. It's comfortable, it's familiar, it just feels right."
The band is still without a bassist after firing Michael Todd in August (11) following his arrest for allegedly holding up a pharmacy in Attleboro, Massachusetts before a Coheed and Cambria gig.