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]

Ice Nine Kills, Wage War, The Plot In You, Etc. To Take Part In Fearless Records’ Virtual Festival

Fearless Records have announced a special “Fearless At Home” virtual festival. The event will take place on May 9 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT via YouTube and it will feature acoustic performances from As It Is, Grayscale, Ice Nine Kills, Locket, Plain White T’s, Set It Off, The Almost, The Plot In You, The Pretty Reckless, and Wage War. The livestream will also include appearances from All That Remains, August Burns Red, Capstan, Eat Your Heart Out, iDKHOW, I Prevail, Kill The Lights, Movements, My Kid Brother, Oceans Ate Alaska, Starset, The Word Alive, Underoath, Varials, and Volumes. Money raised from the event will go towards bands and crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Poison The Well, Showbread, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Poison The Well (performing “The Opposite Of December“), Showbread (performing “No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical“), As Friends Rust, and Jeremy Enigk have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, All Get Out, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Counterparts, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, END, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, Forever Starts Today, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Holy + Gold, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Terminal, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Darling Fire, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, Varials, With Honor, and Zao. Tickets can be found HERE.

Counterparts, Defeater, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Stretch Arm Strong, Counterparts, Defeater, and End have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, All Get Out, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Eighteen Visions, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, Forever Starts Today, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Holy + Gold, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, Terminal, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Darling Fire, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, Varials, With Honor, and Zao.

Gideon, Varials, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Gideon, Varials, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Terminal, Holy+Gold, All Get Out, The Darling Fire, and Forever Starts Today have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Eighteen Visions, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Glasseater, Haste, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, and Zao.

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.”

Spite Announce U.S. Tour

Spite have announced a headlining U.S. tour with Varials, Orthodox, and Dealer. I AM and UnityTX will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With UnityTX:

02/13 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/14 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
02/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
02/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
02/19 Oklahoma City, OK – 89ths Street
02/20 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
02/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/22 Houston, TX – Secret Group

With I AM:

02/25 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
02/26 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
02/27 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
02/28 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
02/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/01 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/04 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
03/06 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
03/07 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
03/08 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
03/10 Cleveland, OH – Foundry
03/11 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
03/12 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
03/13 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/15 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
03/17 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/20 Spokane, WA – The Pin
03/21 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
03/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Polaris Announce UK Dates With Currents, Alpha Wolf, & Varials

Polaris have announced some May UK shows with Currents, Alpha Wolf, and Varials. The band will be touring in support of their new album “The Death Of Me,“ which will be released on February 21. Here’s the dates:

05/03 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
05/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
05/05 Glasgow, UK – G2
05/06 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington

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]