Iron Reagan Fire Bassist Robert Skotis Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Iron Reagan have parted ways with Robert Skotis. The bassist was fired from the band after being accused of sexual misconduct.

The group commented:

“Effectively immediately Robert Skotis is no longer an active member of Iron Reagan. We apologize for our delayed response to the allegations against him and hope we haven’t caused any further harm by not responding until now. We do not condone predatory behavior and would not knowingly associate ourselves with someone we felt was a threat or a danger to anyone.

We encourage Rob to make a public statement to clarify this situation to us and the rest of the world.”

On top of this, the Cobra Cabana Consortium in Richmond, VA have also severed ties with Skotis:

“As of 5:00pm today, Monday January 13th, 2020, The Cobra Consortium Corporation doing business as Cobra Cabana and Sliceoftheaction Corp doing business as Hot For Pizza has severed ALL ties with Robert Skotis. He is no longer employed at, no longer resides above Cobra, and as soon as the paperwork is finalized he will no longer be an owner of either company or business.

We have always considered Cobra a safe haven and will continue to provide a safe place for everyone. We believe victims, we heard the allegations and the decision was made to immediately part ways. We cannot speak to the validity of the accusations, but we most certainly know that they have nothing to do with the remaining officers of the company.

Looking forward, we do sincerely hope that everyone knows we will continue to provide and give back to the Carver community in the many ways that we have since we started. We love Richmond and continue to pledge our loyalty and commitment to making it a safer place for us all.

Sincerely,
Josh Novicki CC, HFP Herbie Abernethy CC, HFP Al Copeland, HFP”

For his part, Skotis has denied the allegations:

“Dearest friends,

As some of you know, I have recently been blindsided by a baseless attack from an anonymous twitter account. This is a nameless and faceless account, whose sole purpose is to smear local RVA business owners.

Unfortunately, this slanderous accusation has created enough noise to cause me to be alienated from my beloved restaurant, and compelled me to at least temporarily step back from my role in Iron Reagan.

This entire episode has been unspeakably painful and confusing. The one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that no part of this allegation is true.

I strongly encourage everybody to consider the source of these fabrications and ask that you do not rush to judgement. Thank you friends and family, for continuing to support me through this difficult time.

Love Rob“

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Reagan Announce August European Tour

Iron Reagan have announced an August European tour. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
08/07 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track
08/08 Tolmin, SLO – Punk Rock Holiday
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/11 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metal Fest
08/12 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/13 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
08/14 Regensburg, GER – Airport Obertrauberling
08/16 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor
08/17 Saillat Sur Vienne, FRA – Les Cheminees Du Rock
08/18 Montpellier, FRA – See You In The Pit

Sacred Reich & Iron Reagan To Release New Split 7″

Sacred Reich and Iron Reagan have announced that they will be releasing a new split 7″ on April 19. The effort is limited to 1000 copies and it will come with Sacred Reich‘s new song “Don’t Do It Donnie” and Iron Reagan‘s exclusive track “They Scream.” Sacred Reich‘s Phil Rind commented:

“We are stoked to do a split with Iron Reagan. When we began as a band in 1986 we were influenced lyrically by punk bands and the Reagan era. This is a great way to get back to our roots. The song is a heavy and cheeky middle finger to the politics of today. You’d think we’d have learned by now. There is a reason our first record is called ‘Ignorance‘.”

Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway, & Enforced Announce Spring Tour

Iron Reagan, Sacred Reich, Leeway, and Enforced have announced a spring North American tour. Here’s the dates:

05/09 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
05/11 Baltimore, MD – Metro
05/12 Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
05/14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05/15 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/16 Detroit, M -I Sanctuary
05/17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05/18 Montreal, QC – Pouzza Fest (Iron Reagan only)
05/19 Brooklyn, NY – Black & Blue Bowl (Iron Reagan only)

Madball, Iron Reagan, Etc. Announce European Tour

Madball, Iron Reagan, Born From Pain, Death Before Dishonor, Slope, Brick By Brick, and Ironed Out have announced the dates for the 2019 “Rebellion 8” tour. You can find those below.

Tour Dates:

03/07 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
03/08 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
03/09 Paris, FRA – Gibus
03/10 Aarburg, SWI – Musigburg
03/11 Munchen, GER – Backstage
03/12 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
03/13 Essen, GER – Turock
03/14 Berlin, GER – SO36
03/15 Hamburg, GER – Kroenensaal
03/16 Coesfeld, GER – Fabrik

Sick Of It All & Iron Reagan Announce March Tour

Sick Of It All and Iron Reagan have announced a March U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

03/21 Virginia Beach, VA – Peabody’s
03/22 Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern
03/23 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
03/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/28 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
03/29 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
03/30 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
03/31 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar

Iron Reagan Premiere “Patronizer” Video

Iron Reagan have premiered a new video for their song “Patronizer,” via Decibel. This track is from the band’s latest EP “Dark Days Ahead.” Tony Foresta commented:

“We are stoked to finally be able to release a video that combined two of our favorite things..bar fights and pro wrestling!”