Uada Show Cancelled Following Allegations Of Nazi Affiliations

Uada’s November 11 show at the Plaque in Leipzig, Germany was cancelled following alleged Nazi affiliations. The accusations stem from Uada’s association with Messe Des Morts, a 2016 Montreal festival that was shut down due to antifa protests against two bands, Graveland and Forteresse, both of which have National Socialist ties.

Plaque defended their decision saying the band “have not distanced themselves in retrospect, but on the contrary complained about the prevention of the concert by Canadian anti-fascists.” The venue went on to say “such ‘gray zone’ connections are a no-go”

It is assumed they were referencing a statement made by Uada after the festival was cancelled in which they said they are “a band with zero political, religious or cultural bias in our viewpoints or our art” and that “the actions of the antifa were far more hateful than any words or actions we experienced at Messe des Morts.”

After the cancellation of the German show, Uada issued the following statement:

“There is never a shortness of absurdity in this world… Today we have found news that UT Connewitz (post via Plaque) has decided to cancel our show in Leipzig with Gaahls WYRD, Tribulation (Official) & IDLE HANDS – PDX with the false accusation of UADA being a Nazi affiliated band. Apparently this is not the first time that they have prevented us from playing in this city, but we hope it will be their last.

It is painfully obvious that they have never met us personally nor has any real clue to who we are or what we represent. The accusations they have thrown out are 100% completely false and we advise any serious bands, musicians, artists, agents, bookers & promoters ect… to stay away from any organization that would wrongfully and publically brand a band such as they have done here.

The show will be moved to another city & we hope those in Leipzig that were looking forward to seeing UADA, as well as the rest of this amazing line-up, will find us on better soil.

In closing we will say it’s quite ballsy & ironic for a German organization/venue to call this band (who hosts one of Jewish decent) Nazis. Maybe it is time they did their homework and took a long hard look in the mirror.”

The band have since faced “more booking complications” as well:

“We have recieved word that there has been more booking complications due to false allegations. False allegations including UADA being a “right leaning/nazi affiliated band.”

The four of us would like to officially make a statement here and now to kill all suspicions, doubts and rumors…

We are not a political band and we absolutely do not support any sort of racism, oppression or fascism. We are not interested in political agendas within our music because our art means more to us than spreading such bigoted idiocy.

So to anyone assuming we are something we are not… It is very easy to write us directly or come out to one of our concerts to meet us. We would highly appreciate people making an effort in communication before making an assumption such as this. We take a lot of pride in truth and will always speak it, on a personal level as well as through our art. No games, no facade, no bullshit.”

[via MetalSucks]

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Wolvhammer Recruit Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) For Upcoming Tour

Wolvhammer have announced that Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams/ex-The Faceless) will be handling vocals for the band once again on their summer tour with Uada and The Black Moriah. It seems Adam Clemans will be missing the trek due to his commitments to Skeletonwitch.

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I’ll be doing vocal duties for Wolvhammer again on this tour. Bring booze. 6/22-6/23 Rapid city SD @Stygian Rites Festival Hay Camp Brewery 6/24 Minneapolis MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge 6/25 Winnipeg MB CA @ Park Theatre 6/26 Saskatoon SK CA @ Vangeli’s Tavern 6/27 Edmonton AB CA @The Temple 6/28 Calgary AB CA @ Distortion Live 6/29 Vancouver BC CA @ Rickshaw Theatre 6/30 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven 7/1 Portland OR @ Tonic Lounge 7/2 Oakland CA @ Opera Metro 7/3 Los Angeles CA @ Club Bahia 7/5 San Diego CA @ Brick by Brick 7/6 Anaheim CA @The Doll Hut 7/7 Tijuana MEX @ You Revolution 7/8 Ensenada MEX @ Ables Bar 7/9 Phoenix AZ @ Club Red 7/10 Gallup NM @ Juggernaut Music 7/11 San Angelo TX @ TBA 7/12 San Antonio TX @ The Guillotine 7/13 Austin TX @ Come and Take it Live 7/14 Houston TX @ The Concert Pub North 7/15 Dallas TX @ Renos Chop Shop 7/16 Oklahoma City OK @ 89th Street

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Uada Announce 2018 North American Tour With The Black Moriah & Wolvhammer

Uada have announced a headlining North American tour with The Black Moriah and Wolvhammer. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/21 Raymond, WA – Thirst For Light Festival Red Hawk Avalon (Uada only)
06/22-23 Rapid City, SD – Hay Camp Brewery (Stygian Rites Festival)
06/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Hydra Beer Hall (no Uada)
06/24 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liqour Lounge
06/25 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
06/26 Saskatoon, SK – Vangeli’s Tavern
06/27 Edmonton, AB – The Temple
06/28 Calgary, AB – Distortion Live
06/29 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
06/30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/01 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
07/02 Oakland, CA – Opera Metro
07/03 Los Angeles, CA – Club Bahia
07/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
07/06 Anaheim, CA – The Doll Hut
07/07 Tijuana, MEX – You Revolution
07/08 Ensenada, MEX – Ables Bar
07/09 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
07/10 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut Music
07/11 Laredo, TX – The Classic Tavern
07/12 San Antonio, TX – The Guillotine
07/13 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/14 Houston, TX – The Concert Pub North
07/15 Dallas, TX – Renos Chop Shop
07/16 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/17 Denver CO – Roxy Theatre (no Wolvhammer)
07/20 Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn (Wolvhammer only)
07/21 Chicago, IL – Reggies (Wolvhammer only)