Iron Reagan Fire Bassist Robert Skotis Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Iron Reagan have parted ways with Robert Skotis. The bassist was fired from the band after being accused of sexual misconduct.

The group commented:

“Effectively immediately Robert Skotis is no longer an active member of Iron Reagan. We apologize for our delayed response to the allegations against him and hope we haven’t caused any further harm by not responding until now. We do not condone predatory behavior and would not knowingly associate ourselves with someone we felt was a threat or a danger to anyone.

We encourage Rob to make a public statement to clarify this situation to us and the rest of the world.”

On top of this, the Cobra Cabana Consortium in Richmond, VA have also severed ties with Skotis:

“As of 5:00pm today, Monday January 13th, 2020, The Cobra Consortium Corporation doing business as Cobra Cabana and Sliceoftheaction Corp doing business as Hot For Pizza has severed ALL ties with Robert Skotis. He is no longer employed at, no longer resides above Cobra, and as soon as the paperwork is finalized he will no longer be an owner of either company or business.

We have always considered Cobra a safe haven and will continue to provide a safe place for everyone. We believe victims, we heard the allegations and the decision was made to immediately part ways. We cannot speak to the validity of the accusations, but we most certainly know that they have nothing to do with the remaining officers of the company.

Looking forward, we do sincerely hope that everyone knows we will continue to provide and give back to the Carver community in the many ways that we have since we started. We love Richmond and continue to pledge our loyalty and commitment to making it a safer place for us all.

Sincerely,
Josh Novicki CC, HFP Herbie Abernethy CC, HFP Al Copeland, HFP”

For his part, Skotis has denied the allegations:

“Dearest friends,

As some of you know, I have recently been blindsided by a baseless attack from an anonymous twitter account. This is a nameless and faceless account, whose sole purpose is to smear local RVA business owners.

Unfortunately, this slanderous accusation has created enough noise to cause me to be alienated from my beloved restaurant, and compelled me to at least temporarily step back from my role in Iron Reagan.

This entire episode has been unspeakably painful and confusing. The one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that no part of this allegation is true.

I strongly encourage everybody to consider the source of these fabrications and ask that you do not rush to judgement. Thank you friends and family, for continuing to support me through this difficult time.

Love Rob“

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Reagan Announce August European Tour

Iron Reagan have announced an August European tour. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
08/07 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track
08/08 Tolmin, SLO – Punk Rock Holiday
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/11 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metal Fest
08/12 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/13 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
08/14 Regensburg, GER – Airport Obertrauberling
08/16 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor
08/17 Saillat Sur Vienne, FRA – Les Cheminees Du Rock
08/18 Montpellier, FRA – See You In The Pit

Dethklok Announce First Live Show In Five Years

Dethklok will return to the stage for the first time in five years at the 2019 Adult Swim Festival. That event will take place on November 15-16 at the Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA and it will also feature Inter Arma, Iron Reagan, HEALTH, and more.

Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, Iron Reagan, Etc. Announce September Tour

Rancid and Pennywise have announced a September North American tour. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat, The Aquabats!, Turnstile, Iron Reagan, and Angel Du$t will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/14 Pittsburgh, PA – The Lots At Sandcastle (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, Turnstile & Angel Du$t)
09/17 Toronto, ON – Rebel (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/18 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/21 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, Angel Du$t & The Aquabats!)
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage @ The Mann (feat. Suicidal Tendencies, The English Beat & Angel Du$t)
09/26 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)
09/28 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (feat. The English Beat & Iron Reagan)

Full Lineup Revealed For 2019 The Fest

The lineup has been finalized for this year’s The Fest. The event will take place across 18 venues in Gainesville, FL on November 1-3 and it will feature over 350 bands, comedians and wrestlers. Among those set to perform are: Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Against Me! (performing “White Crosses“, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues“, “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave“) Jawbox, Stiff Little Fingers, Dag Nasty, The Bronx, American Steel, Mariachi El Bronx, AJJ, Iron Reagan, Off With Their Heads, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Lillingtons, Torche, Masked Instruder, Spraynard, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, War On Women, Laura Jane Grace, A Wilhelm Screen, Career Suicide, Grade, No Trigger, Screaming Females, Tim Barry, The Dopamines, The Copyrights, Audio Karate, Tsunami Bomb, Brendan Kelly, Bullets To Broadway, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kepi Ghoulie, Squirtgun, Rehasher, The Casket Lottery, Able Baker Fox, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and tons more.

Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Iron Reagan, Light This City, Etc. To Perform At Fest 18

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 18th annual Fest. The event will take place in Gainesville, FL on November 1–3 and it will feature over 300 bands across 18 different venues. Three-day passes are available HERE. One dollar from every pass sold will benefit Grace MarketPlace. The Fest is also partnering with We Are Neutral to help offset their carbon footprint.

Here’s the lineup:

Jawbreaker
Less Than Jake
Jawbox
DAG NASTY
Mariachi El Bronx
Off With Their Heads
AJJ
Iron Reagan
Joyce Manor
Teenage Bottlerocket
Planes Mistaken For Stars
Screaming Females
No Trigger
The Copyrights
Audio Karate
Kepi Ghoulie
Tsunami Bomb
Brendan Kelly
Tim Barry
Gouge Away
Dikembe
Spanish Love Songs
Lone Wolf (Netherlands)
Timeshares
Slingshot Dakota
Signals Midwest
Dead Bars
Heartsounds
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
Dollar Signs
Go Betty Go
Tightwire
Graf Orlock
Wolf-Face
Shehehe
Save Ends
Coffee Project
Jason Guy Smiley
The Bombpops
Kill Lincoln
Worlds Scariest Police Chases
After The Fall
City Mouse
Astpai (Austria)
DFMK (Mexico)
Catbite
The Run Up (UK)
Billy Liar (Full Band)
Forever Unclean (Denmark)
Uberyou (Switzerland)
Teenage Bubblegums (Italy)
Greg Laraigné (UK)
Good Friend (UK)
Chloe Hawes (UK)
Captain Asshole (Germany)
Hell & Back (Germany)
Sorry! We Are Silly (Italy)
The Lippies
Holy Pinto (UK)
Light This City
Wilderness Dreams
Vacancy
Attagirl
Woolbright
Calicoco
Hit Like A Girl
Harmony Woods
Nervous Dater
Oceanator
Postage
FRESH (UK)
Stanis (Italy)
Eat Defeat (UK)
Werecats (UK)
S.M.N. (JAPAN)
No Sugar (Germany)
GUERILLA POUBELLE (FRANCE)
Milk Teeth (UK)
Nervus (UK)
Demons (USA)

Sacred Reich & Iron Reagan To Release New Split 7″

Sacred Reich and Iron Reagan have announced that they will be releasing a new split 7″ on April 19. The effort is limited to 1000 copies and it will come with Sacred Reich‘s new song “Don’t Do It Donnie” and Iron Reagan‘s exclusive track “They Scream.” Sacred Reich‘s Phil Rind commented:

“We are stoked to do a split with Iron Reagan. When we began as a band in 1986 we were influenced lyrically by punk bands and the Reagan era. This is a great way to get back to our roots. The song is a heavy and cheeky middle finger to the politics of today. You’d think we’d have learned by now. There is a reason our first record is called ‘Ignorance‘.”