Homewrecker’s Matt Barnum Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Homewrecker’s Matt Barnum has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. One of the alleged victims shared a series of tweets in which she said the frontman solicited nudes from her when she was only 16:

After coming forward on Twitter, the woman launched an Instagram account so more girls can share their stories about Barnum. Some allegations against drummer Matt Izzi have surfaced as well.

Good Fight Music have also responded to the accusations by dropping Homewrecker from the label :

“It has come to our attention that multiple women have accused Matt Barnum of Homewrecker of sexual misconduct while underage over the last number of years.

Good Fight Music is no longer associated with Homewrecker effective immediately. We will never tolerate, condone, or stay silent about sexual aggression on our roster, especially towards minors. BELIEVE WOMEN.“

Harm’s Way guitarist Bo Lueders commented as well:

[via Lambgoat]

Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Enterprise Earth Sign With eOne/Good Fight Music

Enterprise Earth have signed a new deal with eOne/Good Fight Music and are planning to release their new album this fall. The band will be hitting the studio in July to record the effort with producer Jason Suecof. Frontman Dan Watson commented:

“We are very proud to announce that we are joining forces with eOne and Good Fight Music. We have grown into something bigger than we ever imagined and we couldn’t be happier to have such an amazing team to support us.”

Skyharbor Sign With eOne Music/Good Fight Music

Skyharbor have signed a new deal with eOne Music/Good Fight Music. The band’s new album, “Sunshine Dust,” will be released through the label later this year.

Guitarist Keshav Dhar commented:

“It goes without saying that we’re stoked as all hell to have found our new home with Entertainment One and Good Fight Music. They have been key in bringing to life our vision for where we want this band to go, and we’re delighted to be able to bring our new record out to the world through them.”

SVP of Metal, eOne Music Scott Givens also added:

“Entertainment One is committed to developing and breaking new rock/metal music talent. Skyharbor has already laid the foundation for an amazing future with us and we are all excited to get to work.”

You can catch Skyharbor on tour with The Contortionist, Silent Planet, and Strawberry Girls.

Vile Ones (Oh, Sleeper, Ex-Scarlet) Sign With Good Fight Music, Premiere New Song “Bait & Collar”

Vile Ones, the new band featuring Oh, Sleeper’s Micah Kinard, along with former Scarlet members Randy Vanderbilt and Andreas Magnusson, have signed a new deal with Good Fight Music, and will release their debut EP “Teeth“ through the label on January 5. You can check out a new song titled “Bait & Collar” from the effort below:

Kinard said the following about the group:

“The band is an outlet for all of us to write untethered to trends, concepts, or styles. To just vent whatever we want unabashedly.

We all thrive off of collaboration and Vile Ones has created a new and exciting blank-canvas in which to backboard whatever random inspirations may spark within us.

We each respect each other’s craft and contributions immensely making it really exciting to see which of these little sparks turn to fire in a release.”

He also added the following about “Bait & Collar” and the EP title:

“The first few lines of ‘Bait & Collar‘ came to me while on a rather lengthy Frank Zappa tangent. The song, to me, is ultimately a reflection of the societal complacency of ‘cog-in-machine’ living and the consumerist approach to improving lifestyle and obedience. But as in all the lyrics I write, the “meaning” is whatever the listener personally sees through the lens of their own experience while alone with the song, words music and all.”

“The album name represents what this band is. Something raw, genuine, ugly, and beautiful all at the same time and completely unapologetic. ‘Teeth‘ is a neutral word with a very visceral feel. It’s the focus when describing the violent jaws of a monster while also the anglicism of a smile. It embodies the notion that every human is naturally neutral, all of us skirting the line between angel and animal. We are by nature good, bad, ugly, beautiful, flawed and perfect all at once, and that’s okay.”