Addressing The NE OBLIVISCARIS Shitstorm And The Culture Of Abuse

Addressing The NE OBLIVISCARIS Shitstorm And The Culture Of Abuse

It’s pretty safe to say that unless you’ve been in North Korea on holiday the last couple of weeks, you would have noticed the absolute shitstorm that was the Ne Obliviscaris controversy. IPHYB originally broke the story of NeO kicking out bassist and longtime member Brendan Brown after allegations of domestic abuse became public, with the band citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the main reason behind the split. Many people incorrectly assumed IPHYB broke the news based off numerous Facebook comments on various threads concerning the matter. It’s important to note that while it’s entirely fair for people to have made that assumption, considering there was no mention of IPHYB actually being in direct contact with the alleged victims, this was not the case at all. The news originally came to our attention after speaking with some of the alleged victims of Brown. They expressed sadness and frustration at the fact that Brown was able to continue on in Ne Obliviscaris, reputation untarnished, after he allegedly caused many people both physical and emotional pain. The alleged victims were extremely cautious of going public themselves for the fear of intense backlash from Brown, Ne Obliviscaris, and their fans, and IPHYB made the decision to take it on and bear the brunt of any incoming shade from going public. IPHYB took these allegations to the band and published the story, with the band ultimately making the decision to remove Brown. After the story broke, it was communicated by a member of Ne Obliviscaris they were not aware of the allegations of abuse, stating that if they had known sooner then he would...
VOLUMES Frontman Calls Ex-Vocalist Michael Barr’s Solo Work ‘BARBIE MUSIC’, Hilarity Ensues

VOLUMES Frontman Calls Ex-Vocalist Michael Barr’s Solo Work ‘BARBIE MUSIC’, Hilarity Ensues

As reported by Lambgoat (original story here), VOLUMES frontman Gus Farias has lashed out to ex-member/clean vocalist Michael Barr in a Twitter tirade, stating Barr’s solo work “FUKN SUCKS ASS” (he’s not wrong tbh) and rather poignantly to “KEEP MAKING THAT BARBIE MUSIC PUSSY.” RELATED: VOLUMES Part Ways With Vocalist Michael Barr The drama unfolded when Farias launched the below tweet claiming he had just heard Barr’s solo music for the first time, following it up with several others that were retweeted by brother and fellow bandmate Diego Farias. Barr then joined in on the conversation by replying with a number of levelheaded, reasonably polite tweets, stating he wishes Farias “all the best”, but it appears ol’ buddy Gus was unwilling to return the niceties, accusing Barr of abandoning him while he was battling an addiction to heroin. Here’s the full Twitter exchange, beginning from the bottom up. What actually happened between Farias and Barr will probably never be known, but it’s quite clear from the exchange that things were strained during the time of Barr’s departure. I could say something about Farias being hugely out of line with his series of tweets, and then roast him IPHYB style, but we’ve already been threatened with legal action once this week band it’s only Monday. In case you missed Barr’s solo material, you can check out the first single he released in January 2016, Where You Been. Be warned though, it FUKN SUCKS ASS. P.S — Volumes are also not a very good band. Cheers. Michael Barr – Where You Been – Official Music Video from Michael Barr on...
The X Factor Gets Shitcanned Due To Poor Ratings

The X Factor Gets Shitcanned Due To Poor Ratings

Patti Smith once said “Good news doesn’t necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one’s fellow man” and by golly, she was right on the money. If you’re as loathsome as myself, have a propensity to thrive on Schadenfreude and laugh heartily when children fall over in the street, then this next bit of news is sure to cheer you up: X Factor has officially been cancelled. Confirming the news to normie rag TV Tonight, producers of the gutter-tier reality show have cited failing ratings as the main driver behind the decision to can the show, with Seven Network’s Head Of Programming Angus Ross saying “X Factor is not coming back….we are very hard markers on ourselves, versus others. Some numbers that may get a pass on other networks don’t get a pass mark with us. So we have a number of slots to fill and over the next couple of months we’ll be announcing a lot more.” The axing of X Factor was to be expected; with the canning of Australian Idol several years ago, it was only a matter of time before the arguably inferior X Factor was next in line on the chopping block. Nine Network’s The Voice is now the only singing-themed show left on Australian television, and it’s likely only a matter of time before that’s shitcanned as well. We hope. Why am I so joyous at the news, you ask? Don’t get me wrong — I’m not one of those insufferable fuckwits that complains about shows like X Factor and The Voice lowering the standards of...
SEVSONS Release New Song, Announce Debut Album

SEVSONS Release New Song, Announce Debut Album

Up and coming Sydney prog act SEVSONS have premiered the second track from their upcoming debut album, Ad Infinitum, due out on February 24. The new track, entitled ’Imitation/Creation’, follows debut single Nebulous, released back in October of last year. In case you’re a complete knob and have yet to check out one of the finest emerging bands in Australia, then stop playing with your tiny, ineffectual penis and hit that play button below. Pre-orders for Ad Infinitum are now available through itunes via the link below, and make sure to head over to the official Sevsons Facebook page and show them some love. Pre-order the album here:...
NE OBLIVISCARIS Part Ways With Bassist Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown

NE OBLIVISCARIS Part Ways With Bassist Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown

Melbourne-based extreme metal band Ne Obliviscaris have shocked fans with the news that they’ll be parting ways with their bassist and long-time member Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown. The departure was announced today via a Facebook post, with the band citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason behind the decision. After much deliberation we have decided to part ways with our bassist, Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown due to irreconcilable personal differences. We know this will come as a shock to our fans. Brendan has been a big part of this band for many years, and it’s a decision that has not been taken lightly. We will still be moving forward with recording our new album in the first half of 2017 as planned, and are looking forward to getting back on the road to perform for you all later this year with a new bassist on board. -NeO Many fans have expressed their sadness at the departure of Brown, praising his melodic and original playing style, feeling the band won’t quite be the same without him. However, the comments section on the post seem to suggest that there’s a more sinister reason behind the ‘irreconcilable differences’, rather than a disagreement on what direction the band is heading in which is quite often the case when a member exits a band. While here at IPHYB we’re unable to confirm or deny such accusations, it’s clear that some are perhaps privy to certain information that has been omitted from the original post from Ne Obliviscaris. Whether or not this information is in fact true, or at the very least verifiable, is another matter altogether. So...
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