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]

Rolo Tomassi To Release “Hysterics” & “Cosmology” Vinyl Set

Rolo Tomassi have announced that they will be releasing a new vinyl set featuring their first two albums, “Hysterics” and “Cosmology.” Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship on October 30.

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Opeth, TesseracT, Ihsahn, Etc. Set For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 ArcTanGent Festival. The event take place at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK on August 20-22 and it will feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” during two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including a special “Subjects” film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., and Mountain Caller.

Rolo Tomassi Premiere “A Flood Of Light” Music Video

Rolo Tomassi have premiered a new video for their song “A Flood Of Light.” The clip is “an interpretation of the songs lyrical themes by director David Gregory.” The track is featured on the band’s latest album “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It.“

Rolo Tomassi Announce Summer European/UK Tour

Rolo Tomassi have announced a summer European/UK tour. Cryptodira will join the band on most dates.

Tour Dates:

07/12 Cheltenham, UK – 2000 Trees Festival (Rolo Tomassi only)
07/13 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
07/14 Tunbridge Wells, UK – The Forum
07/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
07/18 Timisoara, ROM – Capcana
07/19 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5
07/20 Pancevo, SER – Wrong Fest (Rolo Tomassi only)
07/22 Tolmin, SLO – Metal Days Festival (Rolo Tomassi only)
07/23 Prague, CZE – 007 Strahov (feat. Loathe)
07/24 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery (feat. Architects & Loathe)
07/25 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park (feat. Architects and Loathe)
07/26 Milan, ITA – Circola Svolta (feat. Loathe)
07/27 Modena, ITA – MK Live (feat. Loathe)
07/29 Munich, GER – Free & Easy Festival (feat. Loathe)
07/30 Cologne, GER – MTC (feat. Loathe)
07/31 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo (feat. Loathe)
08/02 Glasgow, UK – Garage
08/03 Guildford, UK – Radar Festival

Rolo Tomassi & Black Peaks Added To Gojira’s UK Dates

Gojira have announced that Rolo Tomassi and Black Peaks will be joining them during their UK shows. Here’s the dates:

06/29 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
06/30 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
07/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo


Here’s What Members Of Tool, Ghost, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Etc. Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below:

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.)



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Butcher Babies:

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👻🎃 Rawr!

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Asking Alexandria:

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Family portrait! Can you guess who we went to the party as?

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Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage, etc.):


Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

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Happy Halloween bitches!!!!

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😈😈Happy Halloween 😈😈

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Ash Costello (New Years Day):


Ice-T (Body Count):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die):

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holy water

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Marta Peterson (Bleeding Through):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.):

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This Halloween was NUTS! #AwaitingBullwinkle

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Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):


Fieldy (Korn):


Tyler “Telle” Smith (The Word Alive):


Knocked Loose:


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For #Halloween 🎃 I’m going as a scumbag named Scam Likely 🕺🏼 He was once fired by a laundry company that serviced women’s prisons bcz he got caught sniffing the dirty bedding 😐 At his local bar, he offers #freemustacherides to anyone who’ll listen. Only a few have said yes so far but the list includes his grandma’s bingo partner, an albino yoga instructor from Belarus 🧘🏻‍♂️ and a #CheetoShitler supporter (with blonde hair & spray tan) who demanded he call her Mr. Big Hands 🤔 Scam douses himself with a bottle of Sex Panther cologne hoping to hide his chronic halitosis that reeks of dirty ashtrays boiled with used diapers in a public restroom 🤢 He’s had four teeth removed, his jaw broken by a young law student for “inappropriate touching” 😑 His next project is to upload some “really slick shit” & maybe someone will say “that dude’s a fucking stud” & he’ll be awarded the Ambassadorship to Acapulco (we’ve tried telling him so just forget it) 🙄 And when he gets bored he begins his ritual of cringe that’s just too gross to print 😖 So remember the name #ScamLikely 🕺🏼 It’s gonna be dreadfully delightful 🎃 If you get offended that’s on you. Maybe look in the mirror to see if you’re a creep too 🤨 Otherwise just deal with it. It’s a comedic bit. From now till Halloween ☠️💋 #besafe & #bleesedbe 🙏🏽 🎃 #Boss 🧟‍♂️#Alpha 🙋🏼‍♂️ #King 👑 #OTEP 💀

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Halloween in Kansas City, MO was (sic)

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Neck Deep:

The Acacia Strain:

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.)

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Stay magical and have a Happy Halloween!! 🎃🦄💀🎃

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Stick To Your Guns:

Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris):

Miss May I:

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Saving the streets of NYC this Halloween 🎃

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The Dillinger Escape Plan:

The Black Queen:

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder):

Tilian Pearson (Dance Gavin Dance):

Life Of Agony:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, etc.):

Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend):

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“It’s fricken bats. I love Halloween.”

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Martin Stewart (Terror):

Sebastian Bach:

Rolo Tomassi:

George Petit (Alexisonfire, Dead Tired):

[via The PRP/Loudwire]

21 Bands Added To UK Download Festival

21 more bands have been added to the 2018 UK Download Festival. With this news, it was also revealed that a WWE NXT event will be held at the festival as well. The Download Festival will take place at Donington Park, UK on June 8-10, and it will now include all of the following: Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Stone Cherry, Marilyn Manson, Volbeat, Thunder, Shinedown, Avatar, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Cradle Of Filth, DragonForce, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Inglorious, Marmozets, Monster Truck, The Pink Slips, The Struts, The Temperance Movement, Whiskey Myers, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Hell Is For Heroes, BABYMETAL, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Andrew W.K., Body Count, Bury Tomorrow, CKY, Corrosion Of Conformity, Culture Abuse, Dead Cross, Greta Van Fleet, Jonathan Davis, Kreator, L7, Lawnmower Deth, Meshuggah, Miss May I, Nothing More, Powerflo, Starcrawler, Thrice, Turbonegro, Bad Religion, Neck Deep, The Hives, A, Being As An Ocean, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Black Foxxes, Cancer Bats, Ded, Dream State, Ecca Vandal, Employed To Serve, Jamie Lenman, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Rolo Tomassi, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, Tigress, The Bottom Line, The Bronx, The Faim, The Maine, Woes, WSTR, TesseracT, Thy Art Is Murder, Baroness, All Them Witches, Anchor Lane, Blessthefall, Cellar Darling, Death Blooms, Emmure, Gold Key, Helpless, Higher Power, Igorrr, Knocked Loose, Koyo, Loathe, Malevolence, Myke Gray, Myrkur, No Hot Ashes, Plini, Savage Messiah, SHVPES, Sleep Token, Sun Arcana, The Hyena Kill, Von Hertzen Brothers, Wayward Sons, and Zeal & Ardor.

Glassjaw, Zeal & Ardor, Etc. Set For 2018 ArcTanGent Festival

Glassjaw will be one of the headlining acts at the 2018 ArcTanGent festival. The event will take place on August 16-18 in Bristol, UK and it will also include Shellac, Alcest, Pelican, Rolo Tomassi, Zeal & Ardor, etc.