Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins Issues Apology After Audio Emerges Of Him Using A Racial Slur

Memphis May Fire vocalist Matty Mullins has issued an apology after audio of him using the n-word in a voicemail recently surfaced online. According to The PRP, the racial slur “appeared to be used in context of shameful cultural appropriation and not in reference to a particular person.”

Mullins said the following:

“10 years ago, before the band had any real traction, I spoke with my manager at the time on the phone every day. Aside from talking about business, we also joked around a lot. I was young, excited, stupid, and always hyper. Anytime he didn’t answer a call I would leave a ridiculously exaggerated or vulgar voicemail for him to chuckle at before calling me back.

A couple years later after the band had seen some success, he took some bits & pieces from the voicemails & made a song with them. His intention was for us to listen, laugh & look back on how far we had come since those ridiculous days. All this time later, that song fell into the hands of some people that do not know me.

Naturally I have seen a burst of angry social media comments from those people who do not know the context or timeframe of what was said and want to expose me in light of everything happening in the world right now, and to be honest, I get it! I would never sit here and try to defend ignorant things that came out of my mouth when I was young and immature. I’m addressing this because those who have heard about it deserve to have the whole story.

Over the last 10 years my life has changed drastically, from both experiences I’ve had and the maturity that comes with getting older. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned so much from all of them. I’ve learned just how powerful words can be, from the stage and interviews all the way to a private or light hearted conversation.

My choice of language back then showed a lack of judgement and understanding of how hurtful words can truly be, and for that I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart. You rarely get an opportunity to explain yourself to everyone that sees something on the internet, so I am grateful for anyone taking the time to read this.

With a career in music comes a platform and ability to reach countless people. I want nothing more than to use my platform to spread love, hope, joy, and any knowledge I might again along the way.

I am forever grateful to everyone that has been with me on this journey of life. I’m learning & growing every day and will be util the day I die. Thank you for taking the time to hear from my heart.”

Memphis May Fire Announce European/UK Tour

Memphis May Fire have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

12/01 Bristol, UK – Thekla
12/02 Brighton, UK – Chalk
12/03 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
12/04 London, UK – Underworld
12/05 Leeds, UK – Key Club
12/07 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
12/08 Glasgow, UK – G2
12/09 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/10 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
12/11 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
12/13 Cologne, GER – Luxor
12/14 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
12/15 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
12/16 Munich, GER – Strom
12/17 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/18 Vienna, AUT – Szene Wien

Listen To Memphis May Fire’s Cover Of Linkin Park’s “Faint”

Memphis May Fire are streaming their cover of Linkin Park‘s “Faint.” The band originally recorded the track for Rock Sound’s “Worship And Tributes: Volume II” compilation. Matty Mullins commented:

“A lot of times, when covering a song, you’re doing it for fun or to showcase your skills as an artist. But this specific opportunity was a chance for us to honor a band that has had a profound impact on us. There will never be another Linkin Park and there will never be another Chester Bennington. We are forever grateful for the music they made and we hope this cover will encourage our younger fans to dive into the Linkin Park discography and discover the same inspiration that we did years ago.”

Memphis May Fire Premiere “Heavy Is The Weight” Music Video

Memphis May Fire have premiered a new video for their song “Heavy Is The Weight.” The track, which features Andy Mineo, appears on the band’s latest album “Broken.“ Matty Mullins commented:

“The song is about how hard it can be to remain purpose-driven and intentional with what you pursue when you don’t know who you can trust along the way. Trying to stay true to yourself when it feels like the world wants you to fail.”

[via Alternative Press]

Memphis May Fire Announce U.S. Tour With He Is Legend

Memphis May Fire have announced a U.S. tour with He Is Legend. Here’s the dates:

02/28 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
03/01 Nashville, TN – The Cowan
03/02 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert
03/03 Johnson City, TN – Capones
03/05 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic (no He Is Legend)
03/06 Springfield, MO – The Riff
03/08 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
03/10 Destin, FL – Club LA

Memphis May Fire Premiere “The Old Me” Music Video

Memphis May Fire have premiered a new video for their song “The Old Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “Broken,” which will be released on November 16. Matty Mullins told Revolver the following about the clip:

“Caleb Mallery always goes above and beyond to bring our songs to life visually. The ‘Me vs. Me’ concept of this video represents my inner battle with anxiety and depression. [It’s] the two versions of myself that are constantly at war with each other. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!”

Memphis May Fire Premiere New Song “The Old Me”, Reveal Details For New Album “Broken”

Memphis May Fire have premiered a new song titled “The Old Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “Broken,” which will be released on November 16. Matty Mullins commented:

“‘The Old Me‘ is about my struggle with anxiety and depression. What feels like a war between good and evil, loathing the person I become mentally when it consumes me and trying to remember what life was like before I lived with the symptoms. Ultimately hoping to one day become that person—’The Old Me’—again.”

“Broken” Track Listing:

01. “The Old Me”
02. “Watch Out”
03. “Sell My Soul”
04. “Who I Am”
05. “Heavy Is The Weight”
06. “Over It”
07. “Fool”
08. “Mark My Words”
09. “You And Me”
10. “Live Another Day”

Memphis May Fire Announce Headlining Tour With The Word Alive & Fire From The Gods

Memphis May Fire have announced some headlining shows with Fire From The Gods around their tour with Sevendust. The Word Alive will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

04/23 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
04/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/27 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
04/29 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
05/04 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
05/05 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls (feat. The Word Alive)
05/13 St. Louis, MO – Pops
05/15 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater (feat. The Word Alive)
05/16 Des Moines, IA – Woolys (feat. The Word Alive)
05/17 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (feat. The Word Alive)
05/18 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater (feat. The Word Alive)
05/25 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom

Memphis May Fire Release New Song “Virus”

Memphis May Fire have released a new song titled “Virus.” The song is available in digital outlets now, with Matty Mullins having said the following:

“‘Virus‘ is a whole new flavor of Memphis May Fire and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We are always striving to grow as artists and with that comes a natural evolution of the band. We’re ecstatic to share this song with our fans and to continue working towards being the best version of MMF yet!”