Dead Crown drop off Attila tour following 'countless death threats'
Oregon metalcore group Dead Crown have dropped off their current U.S. tour with Attila and Jynx, just days after the trek commenced. According to a statement issued by the band, Dead Crown made a collective decision to head home after receiving "countless death threats, threats on our van/trailer and belongings, phone calls to our day jobs attempting to get us fired, and spammed calls to venues/promoters attempting to get us removed from the shows."
Dead Crown attribute the aforementioned threats to "the misinterpretation of our song's lyrics on a social media platform." The lyrics in question are to the Dead Crown track "No Remorse," which many — Dying Wish vocalist Emma Boster among them — believe to be a response to the domestic abuse allegations leveled at drummer Bryton Wilson last year.
The group's full statement reads as follows:
"To all Dead Crown fans/family across the world.
"It is absolutely heartbreaking for us to announce that we made a group decision to drop off the Day Drinking Tour with Attila and Jynx.
"Over the last few nights, we have received countless death threats, threats on our van/trailer and belongings, phone calls to our day jobs attempting to get us fired, and spammed calls to venues/promoters attempting to get us removed from the shows. These isolated but targeted attacks have been brought forth by the misinterpretation of our song's lyrics on a social media platform.
"While these comments may have been bluffs, we decided to the risk wasn't worth the additional stress on tour of touring itself.
"The safety and experience of our fans is our first priority, and second to that comes our own safety and mental health. This was a horrifying decision to have to make for us, as we've worked extremely hard to get this point to just to have to back out.
"As it stands right now, we will be gathering ourselves at home and decompressing. We truly hope you understand this decision, and apologize to all of you who wanted to see us perform. Thank you for your ongoing support of Dead Crown."