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Mabbitt's departure and Bokan's arrival (2008–2009)
While on their first European tour (with Silverstein) in late 2007, Craig Mabbitt left the band during the United Kingdom portion, for (according to the band's MySpace blog) "personal reasons." For the remainder of the tour, Jared Warth filled in for vocals while playing bass. When Mabbitt later attempted to returned to Blessthefall, the band members decided not to let him back in, preferring to move on without him. On December 15, 2007, Blessthefall posted a blog on their MySpace announcing their parting ways with Mabbitt while Mabbitt posted a bulletin on his personal MySpace stating his willingness to return to the band.
After the European tour, the band decided to look for a temporary fill in bass player so that Jared Warth could concentrate on vocals. Aiden Louis, vocalist of Dear Whoever, was added to the group to fill in the bass and backup vocals. This was their lineup for Taste of Chaos 2008.
In early 2008, Blessthefall released a new video for the song "Rise Up" from the album His Last Walk. The video, (directed by Travis Kopach), is the first to not include Mabbitt.
Finally, on September 26, 2008, the group announced that they had chosen a new lead singer, Beau Bokan, after months of searching. Bokan was the former lead singer for Take the Crown, a group who released one album on Rise Records earlier in 2008 before disbanding.
During the month of February, the band announced on their MySpace page that they would head into the studio in May 2009 after their tour with Silverstein, Norma Jean, and Before Their Eyes. On May 13 the band announced on their MySpace page and video blogs that they signed to Fearless Records.
On June 3, the band announced via MySpace that they were officially finished with the recording of their new album and that it was to be released in the fall. At the beginning of their tour with August Burns Red and Enter Shikari, they announced that the album would be titled "Witness". In July, Blessthefall released a song clip on their MySpace blog titled "God Wears Gucci", released on iTunesfor download on August 11, 2009. In September 2009, the band uploaded another track on their MySpace page titled "What's Left of Me". The album was released October 6, 2009.
In October 2009, the band announced on YouTube that they were working on a music video for "What's Left of Me", which was released December 14 on MySpace Metal.
They released a new music video for their song "To Hell and Back" on July 21, 2010 and are in the process of recording a new music video for "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted", which was confirmed through their Twitter. They are holding a contest to see who can make the best fan-made video to be included in the final music video.
They are currently in the process of writing a new album. They are expected to enter the recording studio in May of 2011, with a late 2011 release.
- Beau Bokan - lead vocals (since 2008)
- Mike Frisby - rhythm guitar (since 2004)
- Eric Lambert - lead guitar, backing vocals (since 2005)
- Matt Traynor - drums, percussion (since 2004)
- Jared Warth - bass guitar, screamed vocals (since 2004)
- Craig Mabbitt - lead vocals (2004–2008)
- Miles Bergsma - lead guitar (2004–2005)