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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Drummer & Manager Eric Moore Exits The Band

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are down to a six-piece, with one of their founding members exiting the band.

Drummer and manager Eric Moore is departing the group to focus on his label, Flightless Records.

“It is with great sadness that I announce my time with King Gizz has come to an end,” Moore announced on Instagram this arvo.

“I will keep working with Gizz putting out records but I will no longer be an active member or manager of the group. To anyone that caught a show and dived into our world over the last 10 years I just want to say thank you for the support.”

Moore has been an integral part of King Gizz since their inception, juggling recording and touring behind the kit with navigating the band’s skyrocketing profile over 15 studio albums (and counting!) as their manager and label head of Flightless Records.

“Being able to travel the world and perform in front of you is not something I take for granted,” Moore’s statement continued. “I hope that the shows, tours and Gizzfests made an impression and provided an outlet for joy and lasting memories.

“Whilst I’m deeply saddened by this decision, I don’t have any regrets and have enjoyed every fuckin second of being in this band and the journey it has taken us on. I’ll forever be in awe of the musicianship, creativity and work ethic of every single member.

“I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side. Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out.”

Flightless Records’ roster currently includes a bunch of local rock faves including The Murlocs, Stonefield, Orb, The Babe Rainbow, Tropical Fuck Storm and Amyl and the Sniffers.

As for King Gizz, they’ve just unleashed two new singles — ‘Some Of Us’ and ‘Honey’ — leading fans to believe that a new album could be on the way!

Read Moore’s full Instagram statement below.

 

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It is with great sadness that I announce my time with King Gizz has come to an end. I will keep working with Gizz putting out records but I will no longer be an active member or manager of the group. To anyone that caught a show and dived into our world over the last 10 years I just want to say thank you for the support. Being able to travel the world and perform in front of you is not something I take for granted. I hope that the shows, tours and Gizzfests made an impression and provided an outlet for joy and lasting memories. Whilst I’m deeply saddened by this decision, I don’t have any regrets and have enjoyed every fuckin second of being in this band and the journey it has taken us on. I’ll forever be in awe of the musicianship, creativity and work ethic of every single member. I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side. Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out. And when the lights go out..well.. someone give me the number for Coles cause I can pick and pack an order like a mf. Peace, Eric P.s Jase made me use this pic and told me to: ‘say ur a hippy now’ P.P.s I can’t actually pick and pack for shit

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