News•July 15, 2008 4:50 PM ET•15,694 views
Divine Heresy member, ex-member come to blows
According to the wife of Divine Heresy founder (and former Fear Factory member), Dino Cazares, both she and her husband were attacked this past weekend by former Divine Heresy singer, Tommy "Vext" Cummings, at a Metal Mayhem show. Jennifer Cazares has issued the following (see the bottom of this news story for an alternate account): "Last night at The Metal Mayhem Festival, having a great time with awesome friends backstage. Out of no where comes a beer and fist straight to my face (so horrifying and painful). That somebody... (Tommy Vext). He has my husband by the hair (it all was so sudden) next thing you know the Live Nation guards pushed us all over, stopping everything and it took several guards to take Tommy down. They took him down and he hit his head on the ground cutting his head open, and even then he was still pulling my husband's hair and not letting go. I was struggling to get out of this mess of people. I don't really realize what's going on! "Tommy Vext (new Snot singer, ex-Divine Heresy) tried attacking Dino for no reason. I was terrified. I feared for my life [from] this guy five times my size. He could of killed me, literally. I assure you [it was] absolutely unprovoked. Everybody knows Tommy has a history of being a loose cannon and ready to explode at any moment. This is the second time Tommy has assaulted Dino in recent month's, the first assault being in Poughkeepsie, New York. "To make matters worse, we had the sherrif's escort us out because we truly feared for our lives and as we were escorted out Tommy yelled, "ALL YOU FAGGOTS IN CALI NEED SECURITY GUARDS. YOU ARE ALL PUSSIES." Does this mean everywhere we go we always have to worry that this lunatic is going to attack me or my husband at any of the events we are working? Or Dino is signing at? I was working for Revolver Magazine And Musicians intitute and Dino was doing a signing. This really worries me because me and Dino are working on having our first baby and I can't have this kind of drama going on everywhere we go, not to mention my health and stress. This doesn't help when you are trying to get pregnant or already are pregnant in the early stages. "Seriously, a girl should never experience something like this by a man's hand. This guy is sick and needs professional help. Women, if you are in this position please contact the support network for battered women at www.snbw.org" Cazares has posted some photos of injuries purported to have resulted from the alleged assault. Update: Not suprisingly, there is alternate account of the altercation.