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Traitors vocalist quits band

Monday, January 09, 2017 1:17 PM PT

Tyler Shelton, frontman of Floridian metal/deathcore act Traitors, has announced his departure from the band via the following statement:

"I have left Traitors. There's so much to say but its all jumbled up in my head. I'm sure more will come clear when the time comes. This is very unfortunate and has been one of the toughest decisions of my entire life. I love the fans, I love you all with all my heart. You guys have humbled me more than anything that's ever been in my life and I will always be thankful for you all. Please, understand that I didn't want to leave because YOU guys are so insanely sweet and supportive, but there is a lot going on in my life and with Traitors that I just don't agree with, and just doesn't feel right to me. I am moving on in my life. Music will always be a part of me. Another huge reason is that, touring is just not for me. It's extremely mentally tolling. I am a simple man. I am a family man. I love my family, my friends, they mean the world to me. I love to be around them and grow with them. Whenever I leave home the seperation anxiety is EXTREME. I want to grow where I am. I'm 24 and still don't have it together. This may be the end for me in Traitors, this may be the end of me touring, but music will always be apart of me. I have alot in my head I wasn't able to get out because of the direction Traitors took. And eventually you guys will hear that EP style shit I was so proud of. As for touring, I am done. It is for some people. It is not for me. I love you guys so much, I can't believe i'm here typing this. But I need to be happy again. I need to feel complete again. This isn't the end. I'm right fuckin' here. Thank you all for the absolutely overwhelming experiences."


1/9/2017 1:26:04 PM
Well, Great Clips better be ready for a sad job application.

1/9/2017 1:34:45 PM
drob g is stoked

1/9/2017 1:35:51 PM
Sounds like he did what he needed to do. Too Bad I liked Traitors....

1/9/2017 1:46:43 PM
Traitor to Traitors

1/9/2017 2:21:55 PM
zumiez is pleased to announce their newest employee

1/9/2017 3:05:56 PM
mom and dad told him if he didn't get a REAL job he's OUTTA THE HOUSE FOR GOOD THIS TIME! and apparently they mean it.

1/9/2017 3:27:50 PM

1/9/2017 3:37:40 PM

1/9/2017 3:46:46 PM
you're a shitty vocalist anyway. a complete mockery of what it means to be heavy, hard and ignorant. see ya later jerk.

1/9/2017 3:48:37 PM
producer forgot to give him his live back tracks. had to quit due to inability to perform vocals in real life.


1/9/2017 4:21:32 PM
someone quits band right as they are starting to get bigger buzz for 8 millionth time to stay at home w family. news at 11.

1/9/2017 4:29:28 PM
freking emo kid hahahaha

1/9/2017 5:44:39 PM
First thing this guy should do is take writing class at a community college. His writing composure is similar to my 9 year old nephews.....

1/9/2017 5:47:13 PM
it's A PART

there's a space there


apart means separation
a part means a piece

1/9/2017 6:24:59 PM

1/9/2017 6:30:26 PM
Quit whining

1/9/2017 6:45:54 PM
I liked their new cd but saw them live after and not only were there only 10 people there, they were so awful and off time. Spite put this band to sleep that night.

1/9/2017 6:46:51 PM
You jerks on LameGoat think you're so perfect. Keep flipping burgers for a living toilet breaths

1/9/2017 6:46:59 PM
yeah this band was surely getting bigger lol. shit tour with bodysnacther barely spanning half the country. would of folded week 2

1/9/2017 6:51:18 PM
humbled by 5 people at every local teen center they played in?

1/9/2017 8:41:55 PM
Band sucks so hard. They made their leads as samples for when they play live. Two guitarists and neither know their own leads lol hopefully this shit band just breaks up altogether

1/9/2017 8:42:53 PM
I'm the gayest person on earth but this still gayed me to death

1/9/2017 9:48:23 PM
I wanna quit my band so I can put out a statement that just says "F$ck you all"
This is a pretty short goodbye statement by today's standards but it still feels like a drawn out note from my girlfriend in the 6th grade

1/10/2017 3:25:37 AM
^^ you should be a comedian because that is hilarious

1/10/2017 5:01:56 AM
^^ Yo. So...are you dudes breaking up?

1/10/2017 5:45:36 AM
"Well, Great Clips better be ready for a sad job application."


1/10/2017 6:11:48 AM
"d00d liek you don't even know bro i'm 24 already I'm practically an old man. im a family man bro liek this life just isnt for me bro i need to settle down. think its tiem to retire."

lol twerp.

also lol at the great clips comment

1/10/2017 7:28:33 AM
fck all you lames. Half you talking shit never been on tour or been in a band. Sick on a god damn egg!

1/10/2017 10:26:28 AM
^you sick on an egg you f@g

1/10/2017 2:50:13 PM
quits traitors starts to cry and listen to hawthorne heights

1/10/2017 3:13:30 PM
TIL Traitors is a band.

1/11/2017 10:10:43 AM
All of you are literally fcking cancwr. There is no mockery about him. If he wants to be a man and be there for his family then let him. Bet none of you could ever step up like that

1/11/2017 8:09:02 PM
"I'm 24, I'm a family man, I have separation anxiety."

Sounds like you spent all your money and miss moms pb&j's

1/13/2017 5:38:31 AM
Still mourning the loss of his PlayStation in St. Louis.

news flash bozo. It was me.