Holy Roar Records Founder Alex Fitzpatrick Denies Allegations of Rape and Assault

In a story that has rocked the industry, Holy Roar Records founder Alex Fitzpatrick was accused last week on September 7th, by two women of rape and assault via social media posts, and since then a third woman has come forward with similar claims. Now Alex has denied the allegations against him and vowed to clear his name. “These allegations are false, and I am doing everything I can to clear my name. I immediately instructed solicitors to help me defend my name and reputation. For legal reasons, I am advised by my solicitors, at this stage, to refrain from making further comments. I have also resigned with immediate effect from my businesses to enable me to focus on clearing my name.” HehasresignbedfromHRRtofdocusonhisdefense. Continue reading

UPDATED: Holy Roar Records Founder Alex Fitzpatrick Accused of Rape and Assault

UPDATED: The label has released a statement and many of the bands have weighed in and some have left the label. All of the label staff has resigned. In stunning news Holy Roar Records founder Alex Fitzpatrick has been accused by two women of rape and assault. A post was made to social media on Instagram yesterday (September 7th) and was spread to bands, artists, fans, and industry types. The statements are detailed and reveal; a pattern of abuse. No statements has come down from Fitzpatrick or the label as yet, but silence on this matter or any accusations of sexual assault and misconduct are unacceptable. Alex also owns the Ghost Whale craft beer pub, in Brixton. Ithaca immediately took to social media and remarked they are “weighing their options”. Other bands on the notable label include internationally acclaimed acts Conjurer, Secret Cutter, Respire, Mol, Boss Keloid, Elephant Tree, OHHMS, Slabdragger, Garganjua, Palm Reader and many more. Holy Roar is home to several anti-fascist bands, bands led by women, and bands who have campaigned and raised monies for survivors of sexual assault. We will continue to track this story as it develops.  Continue reading

Decapitated Members Appear In Court, Bail And Court Dates Set

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Decapitated‘s guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka and drummer Michal Lysejko appeared in a Spokane, Washington court this past Friday night. Continue reading

Decapitated Members Formally Charged With Rape

Decapitated were arrested last month on charges that the band allegedly raped a woman after their show in Spokane, Washington. Since their arrest, the guys have denied any wrong doing, but according to The Spokesman Review, all four members have now been formally charged with rape. Continue reading

Decapitated Members Accused Of Gang-Raping Spokane Woman

As we reported yesterday, all four members of Decapitated were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a woman following their recent show in Spokane, Washington. The case is currently under investigation by the department’s Special Victims Unit, and shocking new details have emerged. According to new court documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review, the woman said she was gang-raped by all four members of the band in the bathroom of their tour bus. Continue reading