Menstrual Munchies

Report: Dayton, Ohio Shooter Sang For A Pornogrind Band


More information has emerged on Connor Betts (pictured right), the 24-year-old shooter who opened fire at a bar in Dayton, Ohio on the early hours of August 04th and killed 9 people, including his own sister, while also leaving 27 others injured.

According to numerous media outlets, Betts was a vocalist for the pornogrind band Menstrual Munchies. The group’s social media presence has since been pulled by another member of the band, Jesse Creekbaum, who claims to have scrubbed the band’s online presence after reportedly sickened by Betts‘ actions.

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Creekbaum commented to Vice of Betts:

“I feel shitty having let him be in the band, doing those lyrics. Because I know, like, whereas I saw it as a joke — like, ‘Let’s play this and we’ll shock some people,’ and then the people that we know laugh — he didn’t see it as a joke. He was like, ‘Fuck, yeah. We’re gonna do this.’ It’s like, Jesus Christ, how much of this was like real life for him?”

He further stated of removing the band’s material from the internet:

“I took it all down. I’m trying to get everyone I know to take all of it down. I don’t want to be associated with it. I don’t want it blowing up. I don’t want him romanticized. I don’t want any of this romanticized. I want people to erase him from history.”

Creekbaum also told Vice of some disturbing instances of Betts‘ past behavior involving firearms and alleged past drug use.

Menstrual Munchies had several releases to their name, which adhered to the misogynistic and hyper violent/sexualized lyrical content one would expect from the pornogrind genre. The case drew immediate attention from the metal scene when a photo reportedly taken at the scene of the shooting allegedly showed Betts‘ lifeless body wearing a hoodie from The Acacia Strain.

His choice of attire lead to initial reports scapegoating The Acacia Strain and the metal genre as potentially playing a role in Betts‘ shooting spree. The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett went on to condemn Betts‘ actions.

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