Breaking: Cattle Decapitation Drop Off Six Feet Under Tour Following Physical Altercation Between Chris Barnes and Travis Ryan
If you were hoping to go to an upcoming date on the current Autumn Apocalypse Tour with Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, and Wretched, I have some bad news for you: Cattle Decapitation are dropping off the tour, because, according to Cattle Decap frontman Travis Ryan, Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes “sucker punched” him. From Ryan’s Facebook page:
“He couldn’t handle the fact that we were destroying him nightly on merch and talked shit about us on stage last night. I went to confront him about that and he sucker punched me as I was talking. He immediately RAN out the door and fled to his bus like he does every night when the two fans that are left for their show are trying to get him to sign something.
“We’re leaving because we have no interest in bringing more people to the chris barnes show. There was no ‘fight’. He punched me, RAN away and a few people saw it. I just walked out told his tour manager the deal, wrapped up the merch and left.
“Just don’t go to the show and please get the word out. Cattle Decapitation is not doing this tour as we no longer wish to bring peole to his show. Cuz its HIS show. More than enough people have drilled that fact into us.
“he says ‘what about showing some respect’ I laughed, said ‘respect?’ And proceeded to tell him about the time where he spent all night with me outside their bus @ the tail end of the butchered at birth tour in 93 and that respect was paid long ago and he’s since proved to the metal world how much of a bitch he is… I got ‘dude, in 1993…’ In there and he punched me as I was talking. Ran out the door and seriously thinks he’s a bad ass still? Hahaha…
“Here’s how chris barnes works: punches. Runs. Does the Rocky dance like he’s a badass on his tour bus he’s about to not fuckin afford.”
Barnes responded via his Twitter account:
As a fan of both Barnes and Ryan, I find this to be a total bummer. (Metal Blade, who have both bands on their label, probably find it even more of a bummer.) The only silver lining I can find is that Cattle Decapitation will be coming back around real soon as part of the MetalSucks-sponsored Blood of Power Tour with Dying Fetus, Malignancy, and Cerebral Bore. Get dates here.
[via Metal Injection]