Sean Killian Blames Missed Vio-lence Set on Food Poisoning: “Sh*t Happens”
Bay Area thrash legends Vio-lence performed in Melbourne, Australia on Friday. Or, rather, a cover band using the name Vio-lence performed when vocalist Sean Killian—the only actual member of Vio-lence performing that night—had to cancel on short notice.
Truth Corroded vocalist Jason North jumped in and did a great job, especially considering the time he had to prepare. Now, Killian has posted an official response in the format of a video posted to the band’s Instagram (transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Got a little food poisoning the other day that fucked my whole day up and a couple of days after. Thank God we had some time off. But, yeah, I ate something for breakfast; I think it was these shitty mushrooms or something. And I went to soundcheck, felt okay, and then all of a sudden got my ass kicked. I puked a couple of times. You know how it is with food poisoning; it comes out of both ends. So that’s been difficult the last couple of days. Unfortunately, I missed playing in Melbourne, which I was really looking forward to, ’cause it was a great club, great crowd. And we’ll definitely be back; I’ll figure out a way to get back there and make that show up. I know Jason stepped in and he did his best, ’cause we were just thinking we either don’t play and the fans go home with half a night and half a belly of whisky instead of a full belly. So I talked to the promoter, and he found a guy that’s in a band, Jason, and he went up and did his best. It’s not what we wanted to do, but at the time, it was, like, ‘Well, these people are all here. They can still hang out, hear some music and have a good time and go home. And then I’ll figure out a way to get back to Melbourne, Australia.’”
Killian also took aim at the “clickbait magazines” that reported on the story:
“So, thanks for all the support. And there’s always haters out there no matter what. So they can talk all the shit they want; I really don’t care. It doesn’t affect me in any way. I don’t even read half of these clickbait magazines. Actually, I don’t ready any of ’em, to tell you the truth. I’ve got my lovely woman at home; she reads ’em and tells me the good comments and doesn’t tell me the bad ones, ’cause who cares about them anyway? A bunch of basement dwellers.
“I’m feeling a lot better. Just a little hiccup in the road. Shit happens. It’s not what happens; it’s how you deal with it.”
We’re glad to hear that Killian is feeling better and tuning the haters out.