NewsMarch 15, 2012 1:47 PM ET8,855 views

Your Demise defends singer, addresses backlash

UK hardcore band Your Demise recently began debuting material from their forthcoming album, and reaction from their fans hasn't exactly been favorable. Most of the drama started when the band posted the video for their song "These Lights" last week. The song's pop-punk direction has clearly been unsettling to a portion of their fanbase. Among the chatter can be found calls for the band to "bring back" former singer George Noble, who parted ways with the band in 2009. To address complaints and the talk of Noble rejoining the band, guitar player Daniel Osborne has issued the following statement:
"I would never normally write/post something like this, as nothing has really affected me to this extent before. There are a few things I would like to clear up in regards to Your Demise's past. I'm not going to talk about everything, but I feel the time now to mention my view of our previous singer. Towards the end of his time in the band, my confidence was at an all time low, and the final straw was when he broke my collar bone and gave me internal bleeding from kicking me on stage. Not many people know this apart from my band and family because I keep personal stuff to myself. "All the people saying bring him back and giving Ed [McRae, singer] a hard time is ridiculous. That person is not a god, or the leader of UK hardcore. "Ed has been in the band for 3 years now and it's been the best time of my life; since Ed has been in the band, the band has grown closer and tighter together and we are like brothers. "I wanted to get this off my chest coz it's been brewing up inside me for years, and I'm not one to badmouth, but you need to know the facts."

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