Senses Fail comment on Attila feud from Warped Tour 2015
The emo rockers of Senses Fail are digging back into their old Warped Tour beef with metalcore-makers Attila. This, after a Twitter user seemingly associated with the latter band reignited the feud sparked by apparent homophobic comments that Attilla frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak made onstage during the summer 2015 run of the traveling tour.
On Wednesday, someone under the handle @Whisk3y_John brought up the matter on the social networking service. (While it's currently unclear exactly how they're attached to Attila—the person presumably works for Fronzak's label, Stay Sick—they mention they'll be traveling with the band on their U.S. tour with All That Remains and Escape The Fate.)
"While everyone at home is stoked on watching senses fail," they wrote online, "I'll gladly remind you that their frontman unsolicitedly decided to call some of my closest friends rapists and rape culture enthusiasts in front of an entire warped crowd. Fuck them forever."Buddy Nielsen
"We never accused them of rape," Senses Fail respond to the accusation. "We accused them of being morons and using the word faggot. Stop spreading bullshit. Also this was like so long ago. Is Atilla even a band anymore?"
Earlier, Nielsen replies, "I have a daughter and if she ever looks this up I want her to be proud that her Dad called out a trash band and trash people like Attila. Thanks for helping me remember. I forgot about how gross your bois are."
This isn't the first time Neilsen has called out Attila for their offensive language. Before the Warped Tour incident, the singer took to Twitter in late 2014 to chide the band for harboring material that would "insult the LGBTQ community."
And appearing on AP's Cautionary Tales podcast last year, the Senses Fail frontman again discussed Fronzak’s choices in vernacular on the Warped stage, restating how he took umbrage with the frontman's apparent slurs during the tour.
"I don’t feel like the music scene came out to support me," Nielsen said. "There was a lot of, 'Shut up, shut the fuck up, play your songs and be glad that you're here. You got everything you wanted.' I was talking about a lot of these issues in the music scene three years ago, and people were like, 'Way to go, social justice warrior.'"
He continued, "Nobody had my back with that Attila dude. That dude is one of the dudes who needs punched in the face. I am not a violent person. But if you are a person who is queer and you get called 'faggot,' you have every fuckin' right to knock that person in the face. I am for standing in your fuckin' space and taking it."
What do you think about this reevaluation of the past comments made by both Senses Fail and Attila? Did you attend the Vans Warped Tour back in 2015? Sound off in the comments section, below, with your thoughts on the matter.
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