Lotus Eater Call It Quits Amid Allegations Leveled Against Frontman Paul Collins

Lotus Eater have officially called it quits. This news comes after a number of disturbing sexual misconduct and abuse allegations were leveled against vocalist Paul Collins.

The band initially responded to the accusations with the following statement:

“Paul Collins is no longer a member of Lotus Eater.”

However, they then issued another statement confirming that they have disbanded:

“Lotus Eater
Gloom Worldwide, thank you for everything.”

Paul Collins has also issued his own statement denying the allegations:

“I have been made aware of a Twitter and Instagram page that is a group of my ex partners that are portraying me in horrendous and disgusting ways when I was in my teens. I am now 25. These stories are NOT true and I wouldn’t dream of doing any of these things to women or anyone and any arguments I’ve had with them are blown highly out of proportion. I will be revising these statements and addressing them thoroughly.

These are people that are using my old relationships as a way to destroy me as a person, musician and partner. You have relationships when you’re younger and you learn from mistakes you make throughout those relationships. I understand that the way I could speak when I was younger was irrational and I didn’t understand what I do now about interacting with people, especially when I felt uncomfortable.

I will hold myself accountable for the things I do wrong but these things are a deformation of my character and slander. My band and band mates, friends and my family have nothing to do with this and I will take full responsibility. I am stepping down from Lotus Eater until these statements are sorted.

I am taking legal action. My partner Kirsty is also making a statement about my character. I AM NOT who you are saying I am.”

This news comes as Lotus Eater were preparing to release their new album “Where The Body Goes” on July 23 and after they released a music video for the single “Obliterate,” which features Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes.

[via The PRP]

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes Guests On New Lotus Eater Song “Obliterate”

Lotus Eater have premiered a new video for their new song “Obliterate.” This track features Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and it will appear on the band’s debut album, “Where The Body Goes,” which is set to be released on July 23.

Drummer Cameron Humphrey had the following to say about the new song:

“’Obliterate’ revolves around traumatic experiences, learning from the hurt and using it as fuel for our green tinged inferno. Having the opportunity to collaborate with our friend and Idol Oli Sykes truly allowed us to bring this track to a level never seen before. We will always be forever grateful.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“‘Where The Body Goes’ is the newest soundtrack to our ever changing motion picture. Beginning to end, we looked deep within ourselves to create a body of work that truly represents the emotional connection we have with modernity. The plethora of struggles and emotional discomfort mixed with total euphoria blends to create what we feel to be our greatest creation yet.”

[via Knotfest.com]