NewsMay 7, 2023 5:50 AM ET41,608 views

Vulvodynia vocalist Duncan Bentley removed from band over violence towards drummer

Vulvodynia Violence

South African slam band Vulvodynia have announced the removal of vocalist Duncan Bentley due to recurring violence towards their drummer, Tom Hughes. The decision to part ways was made even prior to the latest incident, but the band says financial repercussions of canceling the tour proved to be too costly. The band plans to continue the tour with the help of some of their vocalist friends. In spite of sustaining injuries, drummer Tom has opted to continue the tour.

According to the band, Duncan is a "manipulator, psychopath and compulsive liar," and they caution fans to not trust him claiming he "threatened and tried to kill" Hughes. The announcement was made on their Facebook page, which the band says Duncan still had access to and was deleting posts.

The band commented:

"So we are sure you've all been wondering whats going on and you deserve to know.

Due to recent events and recurring uncontrollable violence from Duncan Bentley. We can no longer have him in the band. 

This has been something we have been considering even before this tour but had to just continue and try our best because the financial losses would have been too devastating.

He threatened and tried to kill our drummer Tom. Tom ended in hospital and sustained various injuries including a badly broken nose. This is also not the first time he's attacked Tom and displayed this type of violence. Its been a recurring problem for a while. We thought it was alcohol related but we now know its just who he is.

We will be continuing the tour without him. We are going to try make plans to get some friends who are vocalists to help us out on the way and still bring you the best show possible. 

Tom is absolutely destroyed and in pain but he's willing to try finish up the tour and we will do our best. As many of you might know the cost of touring is insanely high and we would like to finish the tour to help us cover our costs. 

We hope you guys all understand and we are heart broken to bring you this news. 

Please do not trust Duncan. He is a manipulator, psychopath and compulsive liar. He will try take us down after this and we just need you all to know the truth.

*Duncan somehow still has access to our Facebook and is deleting posts.

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