Former Varials Frontman Calls Out The Band Over Use Of Racial Slur

Former Varials frontman Travis Tabron has called out the band for using the n-word. The vocalist made the allegation after the group voiced their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by releasing a charity shirt to benefit The Bail Project and Campaign Zero:

[via Lambgoat]

Vocalist Travis Tabron Exits Varials, Band Premiere “South Of One” Music Video

Travis Tabron has announced his departure from Varials. The vocalist said he needed to leave the band because it was “becoming toxic to [his] mental health and well-being.”

Varials said the following:

“Hello everyone,

An update on the band; Travis has decided to step down from being the vocalist of Varials. This band has become something that was no longer the best thing for him and his health and happiness. Absolutely no hard feelings, and we wish him the absolute best on all future endeavors.

We’ve really done some crazy shit together and had some of the best experiences of our lives together. Memories we will never forget until the day we die and it truly wouldn’t have been the same without him.

Varials as a band has no means of stopping or slowing down. All current tours and things not announced yet are still happening and we hope to continue to get the support we have until this point.”

Tabron added:

“Hi everyone,

I’m sorry to say, but about a week ago i made the decision to step down from being in Varials 😞 Unfortunately it was one of those things where no matter how much i loved what i was doing it was just simply becoming toxic to my mental health and well-being not only on tour, but while at home as well and taking too much of a toll on my overall happiness as a result.

However in the last 5 years i’ve made memories i’ll never forget, and friendships that will never break so don’t think for a second i regret any of my time in Varials. Big thank you to all the fans for making my experience with this band so insanely badass i love you all!!! Big thank you to Sean, Mike, Mitch, James. Big thank you to the (new) Fearless Records team. Big thank you to Carl & Brad, and literally every single person that ever supported me in any way/shape/form during my time in Varials.

This is not the end for me musically and it’s not the end for Varials either! I’m going to be pursuing a lot more different sounds and projects(maybe heavy?) in the future after i can decompress from this situation fully. Varials actually have something dropping today too so stay tuned.

thank you for taking the time to read this, and try not to ask me too many questions because the wound is still pretty fresh for me. i love u guys 🌹 :-(“

To commemorate their time with Tabron, Varials have shared a new video for “South Of One.” That track features Counterparts’ Brendan Murphy and it appears on their latest album “In Darkness.”

Varials Premiere New Song “In Darkness”

Varials have premiered a new song titled “In Darkness.” This is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released tomorrow (October 11).

Travis Tabron commented:

“The title track to our record ‘In Darkness‘ is, in its most simple form, the perfect representation of our new energy. As a song, it showcases the aggression we’ve always had but also opens up room for us to show the listener that we are NOT the same band and we intend on growing and changing with each record.

As a whole, this LP is the evolved state of our band as we’ve shifted from being heavy for heavy’s sake, into being heavy for a reason. We’ve become heavy in a truly dark way, and to be honest it’s what we’ve always wanted. ‘In Darkness‘ is exactly where we needed to be.”

[via Decibel]

Varials Premiere “Empire Of Dirt” Music Video

Varials have premiered a new video for their song “Empire Of Dirt.“ This track features Knocked Loose‘s Bryan Garris and it appears on the band’s latest album “Pain Again.“ Vocalist Travis Tabron commented:

“‘Empire of Dirt’ is 100 percent centered around the idea of seeing the people born into the luck of having a constantly upward lifestyle, and realizing that all I am is the king of fucking rats. The king of dirt, the king of fools — take your pick. Even when I feel at the top of the world, it’s actually just the tiniest bit higher than the ground. Lyrically, it’s the fucking lowest point on the record.”

[via Revolver]