Sol Invicto’s Richie Londres Comments On The Backlash Stephen Carpenter Received For His Conspiracy Theory Beliefs

As previously reported, Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter recently received backlash after admitting to being a flat earther and an anti-vaxxer, while also making false claims about COVID-19. The guitarist later addressed his comments, saying that he “never had the intent to upset anybody.” Now, Carpenter’s Sol Invicto bandmate Richie Londres has issued a new statement to defend him:

“Just wanted to say, on a flat plain or a globe or a donut, I stand with my brother @stefdodoubleg 🤟 all day long. Any “fans” or “news” sites getting their biscuits soggy over a random bit of chat on a podcast are having a laugh. I’ve watched Stephen be a gent to every single person he’s met and written some hall of fame level riffs in his time, even if you do think he is a mad-lad, so what? He’s not working for the WHO he’s a musician and frankly Stephen is one of the tiny minority of famous musicians who isn’t a total wanker, he’s a genuine dude and anyone who’s met him will confirm, he’s only annoyed me once, when he left the studio early to go to a birthday party, but I’ve since forgiven him so that’s fine now. All the best, Richie #istandwithsteph #golfearth”

[via The PRP]

Sol Invicto (Deftones, SikTh, Etc.) Premiere New Song “A Reason For Being”

Sol Invicto (Deftones, SikTh, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “A Reason For Being.” The band commented:

“Even as artists who create music for dystopian times, we never expected to be actually living in those times. With all that’s happening right now, we have decided to share a new song and our music, which is our Ikigai, or, reason for being. Be Well!”

Sol Invicto (Deftones, SikTh, Etc.) Working On New Music

Sol Invicto (Deftones, SikTh, etc.) have entered the studio to work on new material. The band shared the below photos:

Recording new music – Los Angeles, stay tuned.

Posted by Sol Invicto on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

[via The PRP]