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Scorched Fire Drummer Matt Izzi


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Scorched have announced that they have kicked out their drummer Matt Izzi. Izzi is also a member of Homewrecker, who fired their frontman Matt Barnum this week after a number of allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. Homewrecker were also dropped from their label Good Fight Music following the allegations. Announcing the dismissal of Izzi from their lineup earlier today, June 23rd, Scorched stated:

“Official statement regarding Matt Izzi:

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Until early this morning, not one member of this band has ever even had the slightest idea of the predatory acts of drummer Matt Izzi. We have a zero tolerance stance towards this type of behavior. Immediately effective, Matt Izzi is no longer a part of Scorched.”

Crypt Rot, a band whom Izzi also performed in, issued the below statement condemning him as well:

“Even though we have not been active, we want to come out and say we will not and never have condoned the actions of members of homewrecker. If we ever continue, Matt Izzi will no longer be affiliated. We feel for all the victims of these actions.

Joe DeDomenic, Ryan Sposito, Allie Dioneff

Since word of the allegations against Barnum broke, anonymous allegations against Izzi have shown up on the @survivingmattbarnum Instagram account. Izzi doesn’t appear to have publicly responded to the allegations brought against him or his ejection from Scorched, but he is thought to have penned this statement in regards to the allegations brought against Barnum and his subsequent dismissal.

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