Yesterday (October 3rd), a major shakeup went down in the Fever 333 camp. Two of the band's three members, guitarist-vocalist Stephen "Stevis" Harrison and drummer Aric Improta, abruptly announced that they were quitting the politically charged rap-metal band, leaving only frontman Jason Aalon Butler, who notably used to sing for letlive.
"I won't get into the details but things were pretty bad internally," Harrison wrote in an Instagram post. "That plus creative differences sort of left me with no choice." In his own post, Improta wrote that "Steve and I will probably do something together in the future," so it seems like those two are on perfectly good terms with one another.
Now, in an Instagram post of his own, Butler has thanked his former bandmates for their time in the project, and confirmed that this is not the end of Fever 333. He refers to Improta and Harrison's participation as the "initial era" of the band, and hints that he'll be seeing fans soon.
"I want to thank Aric and Stephen for their time in this project — not just because a statement feels required, but because I mean that," Butler wrote. "We shared some incredible experiences over the last few years and for that I will always be grateful.
"To the supporters of Fever 333, I started this project in order to fill a space in music and culture that I have always wanted to see and know many others like and unlike me would also like to experience. Offering representation and progress not only on stages but through the art is paramount for me. I told myself I would not compromise that vision and I must hold true to that promise. Not only for me, but the others out there looking for somewhere to feel free.
"So I want to take this moment to say thank you to Aric, Stephen and everyone who has made that possible thus far. The initial era of Fever 333 was incredible in so many ways and I am so excited to present to you the next one.
"All LOV333. See y'all soon..."
See Butler's Instagram post below.