It looks like Slaves have been dropped by Artery Recordings. The label made the announcement in a tweet, which you can see below. They didn’t give an exact reason for their decision, but it is assumed that they dropped the band due to the disturbing sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct allegations against frontman Jonny Craig. This news comes just one day after Artery Recordings had confirmed a January 12 release date for the group’s new album “Beautiful Death.“
In the wake of the #metoo movement, many people have been finding the courage to open up about sexual assault, physical abuse, etc. This has led to a number of disturbing accusations in the music world, including allegations against members of Pierce The Veil, Slaves, and We Came As Romans.
Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) has been accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with 16 year old girl from California about 10 years ago.
Update: Another woman, Shannon Bray, has come forward saying Fuentes asked her for nudes when she was 15, and tried to initiate a relationship with her. She has since spoken to Loudwire saying they had no physical contact, other than hand holding, and that she didn’t send any photos.
Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans) has been accused of assaulting a woman after she didn’t end up sleeping with him.
You can read more disturbing stories involving members of Don Bronco, With Confidence, etc. at Chorus.fm.
[via The PRP]
To celebrate hitting 1,000,000 views on the original “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode” video, Slaves have decided to release an alternate video. Check that out below.
Slaves have postponed their European/UK tour to give Jonny Craig time to heal from recent back surgeries. You can see what the band had to say about that below.
“UK & Europe —
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, SLAVES have been forced to postpone the upcoming shows in the United Kingdom & mainland Europe.
As many of you may know by now, Jonny had been experiencing severe back pain for a while and recently had to undergo three major back surgeries. We’re happy to say that Jonny is in great spirits and recovering well but will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal and rehabilitate from these surgeries.
We are already working on the reschedule for later in the year with our UK/European team and support is sorting out to include great line-up. All tickets will remain valid and will be honored at the rescheduled shows. A special thank you to XRAY Touring, and all the promoters in UK & mainland Europe for their understanding.
Thank you for your continuous love & support,
Slaves have postponed a couple of live shows to give Jonny Craig time to heal from recent back surgeries. He is currently recovering in the hospital.
Craig said the following:
“Texas & NYC —
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I have been forced to postpone the upcoming shows in Texas and New York City.
Over the past few weeks I had been experiencing severe back pain. After consulting with the doctor it was clear that surgery was necessary. In this time, I have undergone three back surgeries. I’m beginning post surgery recovery and will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal from these surgeries and get back to full health before I can perform.
It hurts me so much to postpone these shows, but I hope you understand this is something I need to do for my health. I am going to work to ensure that these rescheduled shows are extra special. Once I know my recovery timeline, I will get these shows rescheduled and announced as soon as possible. All tickets will remain valid and will be honored at the rescheduled shows. A special thank you to Third String Productions, Twin Productions, and New Island for their understanding and help with rescheduling these shows.
Thank you for your continuous support.
Slaves have premiered a new video for their new song “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode.” Check that out below. You can also head over to Alternative Press to read an interview with Jonny Craig, who discusses the song/video, as well as the band’s upcoming album, their lineup changes, etc.
Slaves have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Check out the dates below.
03/10 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/11 Parma, ITA – Circolo MU
03/12 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/14 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
03/15 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
03/16 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
03/17 Koln, GER – Luxor
03/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
03/20 Amsterdam, NET – Sugar Factory
03/23 Brighton, UK – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
03/24 London, UK – Islington Academy
03/25 Bristol, UK – Thekla
03/27 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Basement
03/29 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
03/30 Manchester, UK – Sound Control