Dead Crown have dropped off their fall tour with Attila and Jynx. The band said they made the decision after receiving “countless death threats.”
Dead Crown issued the following statement:
“To all Dead Crown fans/family across the world.
It is absolutely heartbreaking for us to announce that we made a group decision to drop off the Day Drinking Tour with Attila & Jynx.
Over the last few nights, we have received countless death threats, threats on our van/trailer and belongings, phone calls to our day jobs attempting to get us fired, and spammed calls to venues/promoters attempting to get us removed from the shows. These isolated but targeted attacks have been brought forth by the misinterpretation of our song’s lyrics on a social media platform.
While these comments may have been bluffs, we decided to the risk wasn’t worth the additional stress on tour of touring itself.
The safety and experience of our fans is our first priority, and second to that comes our own safety and mental health. This was a horrifying decision to have to make for us, as we’ve worked extremely hard to get this point to just to have to back out.
As it stands right now, we will be gathering ourselves at home and decompressing. We truly hope you understand this decision, and apologize to all of you who wanted to see us perform. Thank you for your ongoing support of Dead Crown.”
The song they mentioned is titled “No Remorse“ and many people believe it is based on domestic violence allegations that were leveled against drummer Bryton Wilson. However, the group previously claimed that was not the case:
“It’s been brought to our attention that some people have misinterpreted the lyrical content to our song ‘No Remorse‘. The song is about people attacking others on the internet with a complete disregard for human empathy. ‘No Remorse‘ seeks to portray social media toxicity as a whole.
We aimed to exemplify the very disregard for humanity that we have become sickened by. We wanted to heavily exaggerate that energy and convey a perspective that represented it at its worst. This song has nothing to do with any specific person, or any group of people, it is our frustration with society, expressed purely in a figurative light. We take the idea of suicide seriously and in no way do the lyrics intend to cause harm to anyone….”
Among those who called out the band for the song was Dying Wish vocalist Emma Boster. You can find several tweets from her below:
[via The PRP]