NewsMarch 28, 2022 10:52 AM ET26,103 views

Mental Cruelty part ways with vocalist Lucca Schmerler following allegations

'I distance myself from all allegations made against me' - Lucca Schmerler

Mental Cruelty (Lucca)

Just four weeks after announcing their new record deal with Century Media, German deathcore/death metal band Mental Cruelty have parted ways with frontman Lucca Schmerler in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

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"This has been the hardest week for us with daily calls talking about the allegations against Lucca," states the band. "None of us ever thought about being in a situation like this, therefore it took us a few days to evaluate. As a result, Lucca is no longer a part of Mental Cruelty. Please be sure, we as the band (Danny, Nawl, Viktor and Marvin) completely distance ourselves from all forms of sexual violence and/or abuse."

For his part, Schmerler had the following to say: "Due to threats of violence against my friends, family and myself, I will withdraw from public life until further notice. Investigations against the people involved were initiated a few weeks ago and I distance myself from all allegations made against me."




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