Kat Katz Quits Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Says She’s “Tired of Being Bullied by Dudes”
Kat Katz has left the venerated grindcore band Agoraphobic Nosebleed.
When the former Salome screamer joined the group in 2007, it was, notably, as their first-ever female member. Announcing her split from the group on Facebook earlier today, she asserted that her treatment as a woman was behind her departure:
“Tired of being bullied by dudes. Salome and now Agoraphobic Nosebleed.
“I quit Agoraphobic Nosebleed tonight. Hopefully, I find a band that respects me and treats me as an equal.”
Agoraphobic Nosebleed have not yet released a statement of their own.
Katz appears on several ANb releases. She was featured most prominently on their most recent offering, 2016’s Arc, the first of three planned EPs which will each focus on one of the band’s different vocalists (the other two, of course, being Jay Randall and Richard Johnson).
It’s also worth noting that Katz appears on two albums by her Agoraphobic Nosebleed bandmate Scott Hull’s other project, Pig Destroyer — including Head Cage, which was released in December.
We’ll let you know if any additional information comes to light.