NewsAugust 2, 2023 9:18 PM ET21,478 views

Baptists break up amid allegations against vocalist Andrew Drury

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Vancouver, BC's metallic hardcore band Baptists have called it a day after allegations against the band's vocalist Andrew Drury have arisen. Drury also plays bass in Erosion as well, though no word has been given as to his status in that project.

Baptists have released three full-lengths through Southern Lord Recordings and a EP, the most recent Beacon of Faith, which was released in 2018.

The band released the following statement via social media:

"Due to allegations of harmful conduct involving our singer, Andrew Drury, we have parted ways with him, effectively ending Baptists. We believe the people who have brought their concerns forward, and hope that by stating this publicly those individuals will feel heard and the risk of future harm will be reduced. The safety and well-being of our friends and community are important to us, and it is clear that we can not move forward as a group. Please message us if you have any immediate concerns."

UPDATE: It looks like Drury's other band Erosion has followed suit. Though it appears they will move forward without him, they are taking some time to regroup, stating:

"Due to recent allegations of harmful conduct in our community, Erosion has decided to move forward without our bass player Andrew Drury. Safety at our shows is important to us and we apologize to anyone who has ever felt unsafe at a show due to our involvement. We have no immediate plans to regroup and will be taking some time off to address the situation at hand. Please message us if you have questions or concerns."




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