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Lorna Shore Guitarist Asks Fans To Listen To The Band’s New Album “From A Neutral Standpoint” Following Ex-Singer Allegations


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Lorna Shore‘s lead guitarist Adam De Micco has issued the below statement regarding the band’s impending new album “Immortal“. The group decided to go ahead with releasing the album this Friday, January 31st, despite the controversy that recently engulfed them.

That controversy stemmed from their vocalist CJ McCreery being fired from the group late last month following allegations of abuse being leveled against him by several women. “Immortal” will be released as previously planned with McCreery‘s vocals in place—though the band have stated it was not a decision they took lightly.

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Speaking via social media this week, De Micco commented:

““Immortal” comes out on Friday and I have a ton to say regarding the release of this record.

I’ve been doing my best to be as positive and calm in the midst of all of the noise around this album. The more I attempt to be quiet the harder it gets.

Lorna Shore has been something I have been fighting for for the past 10 years. It wasn’t an established band I joined, it wasn’t some well off band on the way up. I came in at the bottom. The bottom as in VFW shows that 20 people were at.

Since that point in time I have fought for it day in and day out. From when members come and go, when a record needs to be written, from when anything goes south, I’m always there to pick up the pieces.

Point I’m getting at is I fight tirelessly for this. I put everything on the table and there isn’t a soul who has been involved with me can deny this.

@austinarchey_ and I worked to the bone to make this record happen. It was him and I working on these songs by ourselves. It was only him and I in the studio making this record happen. We came up with the title “Immortal” before any note was written because it’s how we felt about the band. Both came to each other with that out of no where. Wasn’t anything to do with the song. The song came from the image we created.

The symbol you get tattooed, the artwork you see before you, the fact that this is coming out on a label (or even coming out at all). All of which was done by him and I.

This has always been our album. This has always been our band. This is us putting out something for the world to hear. Nothing more than putting our stamp on the metal world. We’ve never done this for nothing other than our artistic expression.

What we ask is listen to this from a neutral standpoint. Not from the drama around the vocalist, or how it wasn’t put on when you wanted it, or re-recorded vocals, to instrumentally.

Listen to it as is. Listen to it from a place of art and a place of this is music. Period. This record is so much bigger than the noise that is surrounding it in our eyes. It would be a shame that the work we put into goes to waste. I love you all. Thanks for reading.”

While a replacement for McCreery has yet to officially be announced, the band intend to honor their previously booked dates, including the below run with Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Ingested and Viscera:

03/06 Berlin, GER – Lido
03/07 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
03/08 Aarhus, DEN – VoxHall
03/09 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
03/10 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/11 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
03/12 London, UK – ULU Live
03/13 Glasgow, UK – Slay
03/14 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
03/15 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
03/16 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/17 Southampton, UK – The Loft
03/18 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club
03/19 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
03/20 Aarau, SWI – KIFF
03/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Weiße Rose
03/22 Padern Dugnano, ITA – Slaughter Club
03/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/24 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/25 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/26 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
03/27 Wroclaw, POL – Klub Pralnia
03/28 Dresden, GER – Club Puschkin

 

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“Immortal” comes out on Friday and I have a ton to say regarding the release of this record. . . I’ve been doing my best to be as positive and calm in the midst of all of the noise around this album. The more I attempt to be quiet the harder it gets. . . Lorna Shore has been something I have been fighting for for the past 10 years. It wasn’t an established band I joined, it wasn’t some well off band on the way up. I came in at the bottom. The bottom as in VFW shows that 20 people were at. . . Since that point in time I have fought for it day in and day out. From when members come and go, when a record needs to be written, from when anything goes south, I’m always there to pick up the pieces. . . Point I’m getting at is I fight tirelessly for this. I put everything on the table and there isn’t a soul who has been involved with me can deny this. . . @austinarchey_ and I worked to the bone to make this record happen. It was him and I working on these songs by ourselves. It was only him and I in the studio making this record happen. We came up with the title “Immortal” before any note was written because it’s how we felt about the band. Both came to each other with that out of no where. Wasn’t anything to do with the song. The song came from the image we created. . . The symbol you get tattooed, the artwork you see before you, the fact that this is coming out on a label (or even coming out at all). All of which was done by him and I. . . This has always been our album. This has always been our band. This is us putting out something for the world to hear. Nothing more than putting our stamp on the metal world. We’ve never done this for nothing other than our artistic expression. . . What we ask is listen to this from a neutral standpoint. Not from the drama around the vocalist, or how it wasn’t put on when you wanted it, or re-recorded vocals, to instrumentally. Listen to it as is. Listen to it from a place of art and a place of this is music. Period. This record is so much bigger than the noise that is surrounding it in our eyes. It would be a shame that the work we put into goes to waste. I love you all. Thanks for reading.

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