Jered Threatin’s Brother Scott: “I’ve Not Spoken to Jered Since 2012.”
Scott Eames, who is currently playing live with Thy Antichrist under the moniker Wicked One and with his own band Nevalra (Metal Archives, Bandcamp), has released a statement regarding MetalSucks’ revelation that Jered Threatin, the man at the center of what may be the biggest story in metal this year, is in fact his brother, Jered Eames.
The Eames brothers at one point were both members of a project called Saetith. But Scott says they haven’t spoken in six years:
“All I can say is I’m disappointed in the choices my brother as made. With the current news shedding light on his real identity and our relation, and that we did have a band together in the past, I have to actively disassociate myself with his current actions.
“It is my opinion that with the same amount of effort and money, of which I’m sure he’s borrowed a lot, there’s no doubt in my mind, with his talent, he could have done something in a legitimate and respectable manner. Instead, he’s gone the route of manipulation and deceit. While he may try to spin all this as an elaborate hoax of sorts, I can assure you, knowing my brother, that this indeed was a failed attempt at entering the music industry.
“I’ve not spoken to Jered since 2012. It’s true that my brother and I had a somewhat successful regional band together, but we split up, mostly, due to Jered wanting to take things in the direction you all see before you. I, personally, have no tolerance for these kinds of antics. In contrast, I do things in a legitimate way. The opportunities I have had has been a product of hard work and dedication, and not through any means of misconception or deceit. It is my goal with this statement not to disown my brother, but to disassociate, and express my detest for, his recent actions in the music industry.”
More as the story continues to develop.