Based on the news of rape charges laid against the guitarist of Shanghai metal band Thy Blood by their 19 year old female vocalist, both MIDI Music Festival and 330 Metal Music, in charge ot the particular stage that Thy Blood were supposed to appear on, have announced that Thy Blood will not be appearing at MIDI Music Festival.
330 made the announcement via weibo earlier today:
“After consultation between both 330 Metal Music and 2016 Taihu MIDI Music we have decided that based on Thy Blood’s recent situation, it is hereby announced that the band will not be appearing.”
MIDI has not made an official announcement but further forwarded 330’s announcement:
We at UniteAsia.org most definitely support the decision made by both 330 and MIDI and furthermore support the idea that if someone comes forward with a claim of being raped, that rather then dismissing the issue, it is taken seriously requiring band/promoter/agent/manager to halt all said activities until the truth is revealed.
For those who missed the original story that we broke earlier today check: http://uniteasia.org/rape-charges-laid-against-guitarist-of-chinese-metal-band-thy-blood/