Veteran punk rock band Anti-Flag has split after 35 years of making music together.
The group’s Patreon page read on Wednesday, July 19, “The anti-flag has been removed, Patreon has switched to a mode where it no longer charges a monthly fee.” “I will begin processing refunds for all subscribers in the coming weeks. Once all refunds are processed, the Patreon page will also be deleted.
Following the announcement on the subscription platform service, the band’s official website and social media were taken down. front man justin greever — who goes by the stage name Justin Saen — also deleted his Twitter page.
The news came as a shock to fans of the musical group composed of members of Greever. Pat Thetick, Chris Head And Chris Baker Also known as Chris No. 2. Anti-Flag was in the middle of a European tour with Dropkick Murphys. Neither band has announced their plans for upcoming shows.
Earlier this year, drummer Thetic praised his fellow bandmates for their longevity as they prepared for the release of their 13th album, the lies they tell our kids,
Thetick told the magazine in January, “It’s really unusual – incredibly unusual – and it’s testament to the fact that we’re on a mission with the band.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “We have a belief structure and we believe we can sustain that mission.”
Anti-Flag fans began to question the reasons for the sudden split of the group named after a woman Christina Frontline emerged on the podcast “Enough” – dedicated to sexual harassment in the music business. On the July 19 episode, Sarhadi alleged that a singer from a political punk band had sexually assaulted her.
Fans have noticed that details of Anti-Flag’s history may match his story. revolver, Neither Griever nor the other members of Anti-Flag have addressed the allegations.
Sarhadi claimed she hooked up with the unnamed musician at one of his shows in Brooklyn and exchanged numbers. A few weeks later, the pair met at a film festival near her hometown and spent time together at a party. After the event, the musician reportedly told Sarhadi with whom he had recorded the song. Billy Bragg and offered him to play it in his room.
In the podcast episode she claimed, “So he shut the door, he shut the door and before I could turn or find the computer he was about to play this song on… he yelled ‘football tackle’ and threw me on the bed.” “I would say sexual harassment is the most horrible way to start. It seemed playful and he was giggling about it, but as soon as I fell on the bed, he put his hand around my neck and basically turned into a monster.
Anti-Flag was founded in 1988 by Greever and Thetic, but broke up after their first year. The group – adding Head and Barker to the band – decided to give it another go in 1992 and released their debut album Die for the Government four years later. The group found success in the early 2000s when they were signed to Fat Wreck Chords and joined the annual Warped Tour.
After signing up with RCA, Anti-Flag became an international touring act and one of the most politically outspoken bands. The group spoke out against war, tyranny, police brutality, environmental destruction and social injustice in their lyrics.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
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