Vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-BAD WOLVES) and drummer Tim Yeung (ex-HATE ETERNAL) have formed a DIVINE HERESY covers band called BLEED THE FIFTH
Taking their name from DIVINE HERESY‘s 2007 debut album “Bleed The Fifth”, the group also features ex-SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo, ex-MACHINE HEAD bassist Adam Duce and six-stringer Bill Hudson (NORTHTALE).
BLEED THE FIFTH have also announced their first live performance, where the group will be taking the stage at the famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA on April 8th. Check out Tommy’s post below.
Vext‘s membership in DIVINE HERESY ended in the spring of 2008 in the wake of a number of physical altercations with guitarist Dino Cazares. Yeung remained a member until 2012.
In the meantime, Dino continues DIVINE HERESY with a reformed lineup of the band, featuring ONCE HUMAN‘s Lauren Hart on vocals and DECREPIT BIRTH‘s Gabe Seeber on drums.
Vext posted to his social media earlier this week stating that he had been having trouble lining up tours for his THE LONE WOLF band, believing it to be in part due to his being ‘cancelled’ due to his past statements and actions.
Vext said: “People are asking me when I’m going back on tour. This is my answer. I don’t know 🤷🏽♂️
I have submitted for several tours as opening act & have not landed anything yet.
I’m currently in consideration to open for Aaron Lewis who seems to be the only artist not afraid to do shows with me out of fear of being cancelled by association.
Every manager, label, press outlet are on a full frontal cancellation assault of me so I understand why people are worried. Why bother with the hassle? Why jeopardize there own standings? This is the reality of what has been done for daring to disobey the corporate industry.
You don’t see me crying about the millions of dollars I’ve lost. I just accept it and keep trying. So when y’all start bitching it doesn’t help an already negative situation.
If you want to be proactive I suggest you join the Fb fan group & start finding venues and promoters in your local community that will have me. It’s that simple. I want to tour. I miss you guys. I love writing recording & performing but I cannot fight this system alone.
If y’all care enough to complain then it’s time to get activated. I’m pissed too. I’m dead on 90k from last years vocal injury alone. Not to mention I still have to pay to record the new albums I’m in the studio doing right now on top of publishing my biography- so please get active and group up and let’s figure out a solution together.
Does that sound like a good plan?”