It's all a bit dramatic this week, Progressive Metal Band from Stockport Manchester has announced the departure of there female lead vocalist.
However, in the social media post they decided to go on a little bit of a frenzy
In the post, they called there former vocalist a "piece of s**t" and stated they believe she has a mental health issue being split personality disorder and that they think she needs professional help to safeguard other bands from her "toxic behaviour".
Over 250 people replied to the post, the majority in disgust of the band's original post. Of which they responded with: "We said thanks to her and wished her all the best, Really you should read our post better, you probably got it wrong" which has only fuelled the fire.
Late last night we at Rock Lifestyle UK received a message from one of the band members Timperley Grant which says:
"Hello there I need to sort this out Post have been removed we are really sorry for our outburst on fb was very unpro We shouldn't of got really drunk last night and put status I know many people with mental illness in family and friend and its not a funny matter Damage has been done for us now but hope you can accept our apologies what we can't take back as a family man myself we should off been more responsible and not act like children. Never go to fb when you had a drink its dangerous many regards Grant"
We responded by saying that we appreciate the apology (although we aren't the ones they need to apologies to), and said that we hope they've learnt from there actions as the community that reacted to there original post are apart of a huge Rock & Metal community of which Velvet Scream should really be trying to get on the good side of the community, not the bad. The majority came from a Download Festival group on Facebook.
This is textbook 101 of how not to announce a band member's departure no matter how bad the break was.
Unearthed Music has noted that they and their associates will never be working with this band or the members of it and have also stated "how not to put a post out 101" in the comments of the original post.
Let us know what you think of this situation in the comments below.
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