Born Of Osiris Touring Guitarist Lee Evans Slams Band For Alleged Unpaid Expenses


Born Of Osiris touring guitarist Lee Evans has lashed out at the band for expenses he claims to have fronted for the group which were allegedly never paid. Evans posted the following on his Facebook of the situation, and even managed to get it posted on the bands official Twitter in a since-deleted tweet:

“there’s a part of my BOO story I feel I must disclose, a cautionary tale for anyone who has business involvement with the band.

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In 2012, when they had asked me to rejoin the group, they hadn’t played a show in 6 months, and were broke. I fronted money for band expenses, and was told I’d be paid back at the end of our tour with Unearth (November 2012). Here is a list of what I have not been reimbursed for.

$376.71 for a ComEd bill
$339.63 for Rocktron power amps for Lee McKinney and myself
$817.59 for hotels
$746.83 Fractal repair for Lee McKinney‘s Axe FX Ultra and a replacement MFC-101
$136.20 for UPS shipping my and Lee McKinney‘s guitars to Ernie Ball for tuneups
$425.65 for assorted Guitar Center receipts* (drum hardware for Cameron, rackmount case, flight case, David‘s wireless, bass strings, a Sennheiser mic for Ronnie)

*some of this was paid by band cash, and I fronted the rest, totaling to $425.65.

This was supposed to be repaid to me Nov 31, but the band thought meager personal payouts were more important. Since then, this outstanding debt has spread to other areas of my life. 8 whole months have passed and I’m still waiting.”

Evans discussed the matter with the various commenters on his Facebook, offering jabs such as:

“haha I should have known better than to lend to anyone who’ve never had jobs lol”

“24 year old children”

Former Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson (now of Chelsea Grin) also emerged in the comments, offering:

“Props on posting this, everyone needs to know how unprofessional and sketchy these fuck ups are. Nothing has changed in the least bit apparently hahaha really bums me out that this happened to a good person like you. Don’t let them take advantage of you again man, all they do is bring everyone down around them.”

Richardson himself had a rather acrimonious split with the band last year.

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