Rob Miller Plans To Continue On With Tau Cross Despite Recent Controversy

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently dropped Tau Cross from their label after discovering that frontman Rob Miller thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ The other members of the group then issued a statement saying they were unaware about Miller’s admiration for the “notorious right-wing author.” After that, the singer followed up with his own statement defending his controversial decision. Now, Miller has issued another statement saying he intends to keep the band going.

Here’s Miller’s latest statement:

“You Kids are in a Prison,one that you created and you maintain.One that you build onto year by year and yet never see. It maintains itself through the characters you represent, both the guards and the snitches,monitoring and judging every detail of your fellow inmates,telling tales and spreading gossip. i cannot be a part of that. No walls,no guard,no wire no yard,we are the perfect Prisoner.

You have created a hierarchy of victimhood, desperately scrambling for status on a ladder of the imaginary oppressed, nice kids from nice homes still trying to fight against evil mummy and daddy, the people who gave you everything, and who you turned your backs on. You live vicariously through a compromised media,themselves terrified of uttering an inappropriate phrase or idea, furiously signalling their own virtues through self censorship and speech regulation.

Your movies sell you the same stories, with an increasingly complex mixing of archetypes,until there are no real stories of any value left, and still you consume.

The worst thing is that you see yourselves as rebels of some kind,anti system warriors against the vague “Patriarchy”. You ARE the system,you are the useful idiots that keep the cogs turning,you are the Prison guards, glued to your screens on the Worldwide Panopticon. You are the Beast i despise, and the whole reason i have spent my life seeking answers, immersing myself in the forbidden,the occult,the Taboo, the places where there are still clues to how we got here,and how we can get back out.

You People set the dogs on me,you threw me under that bus without a moments hesitation,and that shows your true nature, the imaginary friends of the Internet,the curtain twitchers and tittle tattlers,the town hall gossips and Intenational knitting circle. You are not people i would want on my side in any kind of struggle.

To the very few men and women who have reached out on their own initiative,i salute you,we are Brothers and Sisters, a crazy family who may disagree fundamentally with what one another has to say ,or the opinions we hold ,but we will fiercely defend their right to do so. and that is the difference between the Prisoner and the Free man, the winnowing and separation of the wheat from the chaff,some of you passed the test and many did not.

I have made a decision about Tau Cross. It is a band that i created and nurtured on my own for one and a half years,in the bitter disappointments of the Amebix break up, i wrote all the original material and retain the band as my own intellectual property,to do with as i wish.

I am releasing Michel Langevin from Tau Cross, he should not be associated with this band in any manner in future,apart from the material that he has contributed,which has always been remarkable,and i have thought of him as a dear friend. however,the association with this Stigma is something people must choose or lose.

Andy Lefton is released with immediate effect, he has managed to embody the twin roles of Victim and Judas on far more occasions now than were strictly necessary,and we share nothing in common anymore,philosophically or ethically.

The remaining members will probably leave of their own accord and are encouraged to do so should they feel pressured,but there is a welcome place her for anyone brave enough to stay.

i will continue this band, even if it becomes a sad one man and a dog cassette making venture,it has never been about fame or money, it is about the journey for truth, the places that takes us and the need to remain true to ourselves. i feel this episode has demonstrated something of primary importance,and these words from the song are both prophetic and illuminating.

So you seek the truth, embrace her while you may
walk into the Fire,you and i shall never die
we become the Flame ,Burn with Me.
Rob Miller– Tau Cross– July 2019″

[via The PRP]

Tau Cross’ Rob Miller Comments On Taking Inspiration From Holocaust Denier Gerard Menuhin

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently dropped Tau Cross from their label after discovering that frontman Rob Miller thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ The other members of the group then issued a statement saying they were unaware about Miller’s admiration for the “notorious right-wing author.” Now, the singer has followed up with his own statement regarding the situation.

Miller said the following:

“I would like to second the sentiments of the other members of Tau Cross, i do owe them an apology for not explaining my lines of enquiry or the people who have influenced my view so dramatically over the past few years,they are not in any way to blame for anything i have written or read,and i understand the need to distance themselves from that subject.

i wish them all the very best in their futures and treasure the times we have shared together. The book ‘tell the truth and shame the devil’ by Gerard Menuhin is available on Amazon and Kindle,and also in good reads, where it gets a consistent 4.5 stars out of 5,so not exactly obscure or unavailable, unless you live in Germany where it is forbidden to engage in any conversation on some of the matters contained within those pages.

There are a number of people languishing in Prisons over there for expressing even a slight academic interest in the matter, so effectively all discussion is shut down and we live in a state of what can only be described as Religious obedience. it is a Religion,and anyone approaching the matter is in danger of being charged with heresy and publicly executed, so you can feel free to examine yourself and see if you believe this is a good thing or not.

As a singer in a band i have always been serious about the Truth, trying to refine the material and ideas to some kind of overarching theory, i cannot simply skim the material,i have to go into it and prepare to be changed by that journey. that has happened on a number of occasions, through reading Menuhins book,through John Lash and his work,through 9/11 research,through the Europa-the last battle video series that is constantly popping up and being pushed back down on youtube.

If I stop asking questions I stop being true to myself,so i have no choice. For 99 percent of people they have already made up their mind about me based on the words of another man written in a book they have never read, and that is enough to make a judgement,so on you go,join in the feeding frenzy of virtue signalling and outrage if you like but i stand by my endorsement of this book as it was such an important part of this journey, this is not to say that i like the Author as a person or even know that much more about him,the book is primarily a collection of quotes and original source materials, a book to study and not for salacious gossip. Others will see what is real in this situation and what is not.

Messengers of deception is probably our best album to date, it continues the enquiry and refines it through the lens of the Gnostic heresy and what that really was,why it had to be completely eradicated and what that means for our World today, the irony of having released a single about the inquisition and the suppression of speech should not be lost on anyone. Love and Light to all who want it, Rob Miller–Tau Cross…over and out.”

Tau Cross Members Say They Were Unaware About Frontman Rob Miller’s Admiration For “Notorious Right-Wing Author”

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently dropped Tau Cross from their label after discovering that the band thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ Now, members of the group have issued a new statement saying they were unaware about frontman Rob Miller’s admiration for the “notorious right-wing author.”

Here’s the new statement:

“This is a statement from Michel, Andy, Jon and Tom regarding the recent events with Tau Cross and Relapse Records.

On Monday, July 1st, the four of us received a very concerning e-mail from Relapse stating that they will not be releasing our upcoming album and severing all ties to any previous work. To say that we were blindsided by this news is an understatement.

During initial production of the album, we were asked individually to provide our thanks list, which for us consisted of family and friends.

Now, the four of us were informed that Rob Miller has submitted a thank you to a notorious right-wing author who none of us are familiar with. We promptly researched this author’s history and we are adamantly against anything relating to this kind of ugliness. We’ve been vigilant in our attempts to get answers as to why this has happened and, frankly, how it could possibly happen considering our background and beliefs.

We are all crushed. We’ve worked so hard on this album—to have something of this nature destroy it is absolutely devastating. For the many of you who know us, you’re aware that we are sincere and honest with ourselves and with the world. Tau Cross was an outlet for us to experience the love and passion we all have, while staying true to our beliefs and ideals. It is truly beyond comprehension to see it take this very unexpected turn.

With that, we want to extent our love and appreciation to Relapse Records and all our friends and family who have supported us.

With love and light,
Michel, Andy, Jon and Tom”

Tau Cross Dropped From Relapse Records After Thanking Holocaust Denier In New Album Liner Notes

Relapse Records have dropped Tau Cross (Amebix, Voivod, etc.) from their label after discovering that the band thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ That effort was previously scheduled to be released through Relapse on August 9.

The band issued the following statement:

“We regret to say that Tau Cross and Relapse records are now parting company after several successful and fruitful years together. Circumstances have arisen that must put an end to our relationship. We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all the staff and crew at Relapse for their work over these past few years and our apologies to supporters who have already bought the new record. We shall be looking into other avenues to release the album ‘Messengers of Deception’ and will keep people updated about that development.”

Relapse Records‘ label manager Rennie Jaffe then responded with his own statement (via Brooklyn Vegan):

“Over the weekend the German magazine Ox brought it to our attention that a person named Gerard Menuhin was prominently thanked in the new Tau Cross album, and specifically credited in the liner notes for inspiring Rob Miller. All Relapse records go through a vigorous proofing process–checking for spelling and punctuation mistakes, mostly.

We all read this name, but didn’t recognize it or think that it was anything other than a personal friend of the band’s, that we did not know. Ox however recognized the name as a far right conspiracy theorist, focused specifically on Holocaust denial. Suddenly the lyrics and themes of the new record were cast in a new light, for me.

I spoke with Rob Miller, who is the individual in the band who Ox was interviewing, and while he denied being a Holocaust denier, I cannot comfortably work on or sell a record that dabbles in ideologies such as these. There are certain issues that rise above mere political differences and this is one of them.

I spoke with the rest of the band on Monday, and NONE of them had any idea who Gerard Menuhin was, and were as shocked by these references in the record, as we at the label were. I firmly believe that these references and mentions in the record do not represent the band as a whole. but rather just Rob Miller’s. In light of all this, Relapse swiftly decided we cannot move forward with this album–we gave the masters back to the band, together with the rest of their catalog.”

Tau Cross Premiere “Burn With Me” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Messengers Of Deception”

Tau Cross (Voivod, Amebix, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn With Me.” This track “was written as a reminder of the sacred path of the Heretic, in the age of the new Puritans” and it will appear on the band’s new album “Messengers Of Deception,” which is set to be released on August 9.

“Messengers Of Deception” Track Listing:

01. “Yaldabaoth”
02. “Hollow Earth”
03. “Black Cadillac”
04. “The Sidhe”
05. “VOTL”
06. “Messengers Of Deception”
07. “The Red Shield”
08. “Burn With Me”
09. “Drowning The God”
10. “Night Of Stars”
11. “Three Tides (Or The Trial And Execution Of Pyrat John Belamie And Sea Wytch Annabel Green)”
12. “Sorrow Draws The Plough”