Holy Roar Records Founder Alex Fitzpatrick Accused Of Rape, Sexual Assault, Etc.

Holy Roar Records founder Alex Fitzpatrick has been accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and more. Some of the disturbing accusations can be found on Instagram and Twitter. In the wake of the allegations, various employees, including Employed To Serve‘s Justine Jones, and bands have left the label.

The former employees issued the following statement:

“We have spent the last 24 hours in horror of the allegations that have been made against Alex Fitzpatrick, the owner of Holy Roar.

The extremely serious allegations are against everything that myself, Sam, Wil and our bands – stand for.

We, the labels employees, are resigning from working with Holy Roar effective immediately.

We are sorry for the long silence, it was a lot for us to process with our bands and personally we found out the same time as the public.

Alex will be making his own statement in due course.

Justine, Sam & Wil.”

You can also find statements from multiple bands below:

Rolo Tomassi:

“In light of the allegations about Alex Fitzpatrick, we have ended out relationship with him and Holy Roar as a label, effective immediately. We have zero tolerance for abusive behaviour and stand in solidarity with those that have come forward.”


“We have been made aware of serious allegations against Alex Fitzpatrick of Holy Roar Records. We stand with survivors and we always will. It takes so much courage to speak out, we are sending all of our support to those affected. We are currently figuring out our next steps, and will update this when we are able.”


“We’ve become aware of the serious allegations placed against Alex Fitzpatrick. Like the many other bands on our new label, we are beside ourselves. These stories are coming from members of our own DIY community. They deserve to be heard.

We demand to see restorative justice for those involved, and have called for a process of accountability from Alex. We will continue to have conversations as a band, and with other bands on the label about what we can do to collectively further this cause and stand in solidarity with survivors.”

Palm Reader:

“Palm Reader are aware of the recent allegations against Alex Fitzpatrick.

Abusive behaviour is not to be tolerated under any circumstances and is something we as a band and individuals take very seriously.

We are currently in conversation with our team on how to move forward.”

[via The PRP]

Loathe, Conjurer, Etc. Members Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” For Charity

Members of Loathe, Conjurer, Dream State, Palm Reader, God Complex, and more have teamed up to cover Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name” in support of Black Lives Matter. You can check that out below and donate via GoFundMe.

Listen To Conjurer & Palm Reader’s Slipknot, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Covers

Conjurer and Palm Reader recently released a split covers EP and it is now available to stream below. The effort features the following tracks:

01. Conjurer – “Blood And Thunder” (Mastodon cover)
02. Conjurer – “Vermilion” (Slipknot cover)
03. Palm Reader – “Tire Me” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
04. Palm Reader – “Circles” (Thrice cover)

Conjurer & Palm Reader Announce New Split Covers Release

Conjurer and Palm Reader have announced that they will be releasing a split covers EP on December 13. Here’s the track listing:

01. Conjurer – “Blood And Thunder” (Mastodon cover)
02. Conjurer – “Vermilion” (Slipknot cover)
03. Palm Reader – “Tire Me” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
04. Palm Reader – “Circles” (Thrice cover)

Armed For Apocalypse Stream New EP “Palm Reader”

Armed For Apocalypse are streaming their new EP “Palm Reader” in full via Decibel. You can check that out HERE. The effort will be digitally released tomorrow (September 28). A new album from the group is expected to be released in 2019 as well.

Armed For Apocalypse Premiere New Song “Forced To An End”

Armed For Apocalypse have premiered a new song titled “Forced To An End,” via Metal Injection. This track is from the band’s new EP “Palm Reader,” which will be released on September 28. That effort will be followed by a new album in 2019.

Nate Burman commented:

“I think we all fall victim to being stuck at a day job that we hate at a certain point in our lives. I remember pacing around work one day feeling trapped somewhere that I didn’t want to be, making someone else’s dreams come true rather than my own. Sure, it’s scary to be financially unstable in order to pursue what you love to do, but it’s absolutely crippling to think about being stuck at a place you’re miserable at just for a paycheck.”

Tour Dates:

09/24 Bend, OR – 3rd St. Pub
09/26 Spokane, WA – The Observatory
09/27 Kalispell, MY – Old School Records
10/01 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
10/02 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
10/04 Austin, TX – Dozen Street

With The Lion’s Daughter:

10/05 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chip Shop
10/06 El Paso, TX – RCBG
10/07 Bisbee, AZ – The Quarry
10/08 San Diego, CA – Space
10/09 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star Bar
10/11 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing
10/12 Concord, CA – Red Hat
10/14 Chico, CA – The Maltese
10/15 Eugene, OR – Lucky’s
10/16 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge

Lord Dying, Incite, & Palm Reader Added To Cancer Bats’ January UK Tour

Cancer Bats have revealed the supporting acts for their January UK tour. The band will be joined by special guests Lord Dying, Incite, and Palm Reader.


Tour Dates:

01/11 Southend, UK – Chinnerys
01/12 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
01/13 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
01/14 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
01/15 Exeter, UK – Phoenix
01/16 Plymouth, UK – The Hub
01/17 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
01/18 Bridgend, UK – Hobos
01/19 Reading, UK – Sub 89
01/20 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
01/21 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/23 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy 3
01/24 Leeds, UK – Key Club
01/25 Glasgow, UK – Garage
01/26 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/27 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/28 London, UK – Tufnell Park Dome