NewsOctober 23, 2015 1:22 PM ET11,428 views

Vital Remains show shut down after fans begin moshing

Providence, Rhode Island death metal band Vital Remains had their set cut short last night in Kansas after the venue owner reportedly objected to moshing. Here is a statement from vocalist Brian Werner:
Last night at Corkys Pub & Grub in Wichita, KS we had the power cut off and ejected from the venue simply because the fans were moshing. Since the second we walked in the door the owner was a compete asshole to us. We ignored it and just did our job. He made a comment about shuting the show down if it got crazy. We took the stage and immediately noticed he and 3 inbred security guards started crowding the front of the stage. A few kids started pitting and as soon as they did they were ejected immediately. The next song one kid was just jumping up and down not hurting anything, they grabbed him by the neck then threw him out as well. Upon seeing this I said to the audience in between songs. Why is the no moshing aloud? To us the crowd participation is just as important as the music. If you don't understand that, then clearly you don't understand the genre and you have no business booking bands like us. I'm going to tell you the same thing I told the bitch in Orlando. There is an invention called the Internet, specifically a website called YouTube, take 3 min and research the bands you have playing before you book them, so you know what you're getting. No one here is hurting anything, quite the opposite. There is nothing but love here, someone falls everyone picks them up, they are just having a good time. Leave them alone. The owner (whose name is Keith but calls himself Corky for some stupid fucking reason) then storms the stage and says "I need to talk to you right now" like he was my fucking dad or something. I replied "Sorry I have a song to sing." We then kicked into Hammer Down the Nails and the crowd started moving like they always do. At this point he sent his inbred, GED bouncers in and started violently throwing people around, chocking them out, taking them to the ground and ejecting them. He then cut the power to the PA but we continued to play and I just dry screamed over the PA until the song was finished. After that we packed up and we're trying to leave. While loading out the security kept being violent with fans even as far as attacking one guy 3 on 1 because he asked for his money back because her didn't get to see the band he paid for. The guy was sober and no one out of control, he was admittedly upset and wanted his money back and didn't deserve to be taken to the ground and chocked out. End of the day it was a total fiasco caused by an ignorant club owner who clearly doesn't understand the genre at all. We encourage all booking agents and bands to take this club off your lists and for the fans to boycott the venue (unless you enjoyed being accosted by to catch a predator contestants). We appreciate the outpouring of support from all the fans that were there last night, we will make it up to you. Without you guys this band is nothing, we love you all and you deserve better then to have a venue treat you like this. This place hasn't even been open for 2 weeks and I dont see him lasting 6 months." On a personal note glad I skipped Frank Watkins funeral services yesterday to come here and have ourselves and our fans completely disrespected by a middle aged loser named Corky. I've enclosed a picture of the cum bubble so every one can know exactly what kind of jack off we're talking about.
As you may recall, Werner had problems with the owner of a different venue earlier this year.

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celine 10/23/2015 10:38:07 AM

how dare Corkys Pub & Grub in Wichita, KS not want a bunch of retards slamming around and fcking up their establishment.

anonymous 10/23/2015 10:45:27 AM

Misspells "allowed", calls bouncers GED. Got it.

anonymous 10/23/2015 10:53:20 AM

pitting?

anonymous 10/23/2015 10:56:38 AM

Why is the no moshing aloud? Moshing in silence is preferred.

anonymous 10/23/2015 10:57:29 AM

ok where the fvck is Dalton.

anonymous 10/23/2015 10:59:44 AM

Before calling out bouncers for having a GED, he should turn in his dipolma for spelling "choking" wrong.

anonymous 10/23/2015 11:10:33 AM

only thing I got from this is apparently corky's finishing move is the chock out.

anonymous 10/23/2015 11:14:57 AM

Sankus here. See. See what happens when you fck around at shows. Shut the PA down while I'm running sound... turn it back on and electrocute you with the wires. Forcibly cut my band's set short... raze your establishment to the ground. Mention Justin Lowe... that one's obvious. Brian Sankus

anonymous 10/23/2015 11:15:04 AM

are we sure it wasn't shut down to lack of turn out?

anonymous 10/23/2015 11:47:30 AM

Why is the no moshing "ALOUD"

anonymous 10/23/2015 12:25:40 PM

Happened to us few months back, "rock in rio fest". We had just started "CHOP SUY" and the club owner cut off the PA! Serj tamkn here-system for down fame. Why is the no moshing aloud is a very good question and it is never ok to cut the local metal bands set short! Vitals Remain sounds like the kind of band that first covered our hit "CHOP SUY" as a band and wel I wish them my luck, can't speak for SHAVO tho...

anonymous 10/23/2015 12:34:03 PM

Brian Werner has tuna breath.

anonymous 10/23/2015 12:43:58 PM

DUDE IT WAS SO fckING LEGENDARY WHEN WE PLAYED HAMMER DOWN THE NAILS, THE PLACE WAS GOING fckING CRAZY, IT'S A CLASSIC

anonymous 10/23/2015 12:53:22 PM

316 558 8209, set up a show at Corkeys in Wichita

anonymous 10/23/2015 1:04:51 PM

Classic.... Let'er rip boys

anonymous 10/23/2015 1:10:04 PM

moshing is not djent.... a djent dance is when someone puts their hands straight up parallel to the floor at a 90 degree angle and moves their shoulders up and down to emphasize how groovy a djent pattern is (usually with a stank face)... .wake up people! Ray Djent Clark

birdman_prrr_prrr 10/23/2015 2:11:53 PM

fcking lol@ shoulder bouncing stank face comment

anonymous 10/23/2015 2:30:31 PM

in other news....wichita's hardcore scene sucks

anonymous 10/23/2015 2:44:29 PM

Thank you got highlighting the few "mistyped words" not misspelled words. It tends to happen when you're attempting to type in a van that is bouncing around at 9am and your phone auto corrects it. My apologies for not having enough attention to detail after driving 7 hours last night to proof read it thoroughly enough to satisfy the stringent credentials of semi retarded Internet warriors who hide behind anonymity. Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

anonymous 10/23/2015 2:51:52 PM

Did you have one of those inbred GED motherfckers type that statement for you? Holy hell.

anonymous 10/23/2015 3:06:46 PM

When I was in liferuiner we played the "oz cafe" in wichita with XAFBX and Dr actual

anonymous 10/23/2015 3:33:28 PM

o rly

anonymous 10/23/2015 6:02:13 PM

Brian you are the biggest shitty attention whore I've ever encountered. You're like a flea market GG Allen. You know fully that tiny shit venues get booked because your agent auctions your shows to the highest bidder. You were getting payed to play music. shut the fck up & get my attention with your music.

SN00PY 10/23/2015 8:30:28 PM

I heard from a very credible source that Westboro bAptist church is the mastermind behind all of this

anonymous 10/23/2015 8:41:16 PM

Brian Werner is such a whiny fcking drama whore and I hope that more of this shit happens just so that I can have the pleasure of watching him cry like the little bitch he is. Brag about your yellow Lambo all you want, you're still a fcking crybaby who needed the Satanic Temple to feel like a special snowflake.

anonymous 10/23/2015 10:48:30 PM

Run him over with your rented Lambo!

anonymous 10/24/2015 4:06:10 AM

anonymous13 hours ago "proof read it thoroughly enough to satisfy the stringent credentials of semi retarded Internet warriors who hide behind anonymity. Did I adequately answer your condescending question?" ^^^^^ as written under anonymous

anonymous 10/24/2015 6:53:31 AM

Hey touring bands... just skip wichita. 99% of the venues there are run by a bunch of meat heads. Try Hutchinson ks instead on your next run...(it's 45 minutes west of wichita, great little tight knit punk/metal/skate scene, good centralized venues run by promoters in the know, a public skatepark you can kill time/connect with the locals at, and there's even Sk8Farm shows for all you DIY bands).. You'll be glad you re-routed.

anonymous 10/24/2015 9:00:57 AM

"dry screaming" heh

anonymous 10/24/2015 9:22:00 AM

hutchinson is worse

anonymous 10/24/2015 11:47:13 AM

Thank you got highlighting the few "mistyped words" not misspelled words. I think you meant "for highlighting."

anonymous 10/24/2015 11:48:06 AM

Hey touring bands... just skip wichita. 99% of the venues there are run by a bunch of meat heads. Try Hutchinson ks instead on your next run... Legitimately, if you're in a touring band and you're even considering playing Wichita, or a suburb or Wichita, reconsider your life.

anonymous 10/24/2015 3:50:59 PM

Hey everyone, I have a Black friend! - Brian Werner

anonymous 10/25/2015 8:30:06 AM

I was hanging out with literally all of my black friend when this happened.

anonymous 10/25/2015 8:54:02 AM

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anonymous 10/26/2015 7:04:34 AM

"no moshing aloud" ? So, you can mosh just quietly. This is a libarry!

anonymous 10/26/2015 7:49:24 PM

i was at the show and know what happened. long story short everyone knows this venue is anti mosh and vital signed the contract anyway. they knew that moshing wasn't allowed and then as soon as the first song hit the vocalist started calling for a wall of death. security tried to keep control but they got trampled along with a bunch of kids that didn't come prepared (they didn't have their mosh shoes on). security got on stage and told the band the show was over

anonymous 10/27/2015 1:47:03 AM

I know it's not the right thing to do but. Fans shoulda grouped together and went after the down south c*nts.

anonymous 10/27/2015 8:47:31 AM

Axell Pugh has a man bush.




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