NewsJune 20, 2006 6:11 PM ET8,366 views

Ion Dissonance loses singer

Ion Dissonance frontman Gabriel McCaughry has announced his impending departure from the group. McCaughry has issued the following statement: It's over... and it's probably the hardest decision I had to take in my entire life. There are so many reasons... to be totally honest with you, I don't even know where to begin with this. Basically the Passion was slowly slipping away, but of course its not that simple. Over the years, several concerns (problems) began to spawn in my mind and concerned only me I guess, my personal views on how I was picturing myself doing in the band. And therefore my views on how I perceived Extreme music in general which differed from what Ion Dissonance would become. And I cannot deny the fact that it also had to do with some intra-social issues within the band itself. Let it be known that I hold no grudge whatsoever and will always be eternally thankful for those years spent with Ion Dissonance, touring, rocking hard and having a blast. Yet I feel like now is the time for me to move on and step aside... I need to find myself other means of expressions. Its time for me to concentrate more on different styles of music, different artistic mediums and focus more on personal issues for instance. There are so many things I wanna achieve in life that were impossible for me to undertake and still be a 100% committed to the band. Hopefully some of you guys will still follow my evolution as a writer, lyricist, graphic designer and conceptualist... This won't be the last time you'll hear about me, I promise. I will miss you all, and you have no idea how grateful I am to have met so many quality individuals and friends on the road and throughout the years. I am speechless for all the fans we've acquired along this harsh path and especially for the support you've showed us and showed me. I sure hope I was a source of inspiration to some of you and know that in return you were my main source of motivation. I always tried to be completely genuine and honest through both my lyrics and performance and I hope you cherished those moments and those shows as much as I did. I wish all the best to my brothers in Ion Dissonance and I know everything they're gonna release is gonna be nothing short of amazing for lack of better words, don't even doubt it." McCaughry will play his final shows with the band in early-July.


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13225 6/20/2006 3:13:59 PM

shit nooz first post

f28r06a42n12k 6/20/2006 3:14:13 PM


ghetto_paul 6/20/2006 3:14:30 PM

lol @ French Canadian dude speaking English

f28r06a42n12k 6/20/2006 3:14:30 PM


believeyoume 6/20/2006 3:14:43 PM

fck, this guy was good too, good band, good dude, bad news

bombs_away 6/20/2006 3:18:03 PM

hey, leh'go of my blouse

2scene4u 6/20/2006 3:26:09 PM

that sucks

prettymetal 6/20/2006 3:28:53 PM

wrote a fcking paragraph as if he's the president resigning...godammn fck shit bitch who cares?

Ryne 6/20/2006 3:33:30 PM

=( That sucks. I care.

jerryseinfeld 6/20/2006 3:35:14 PM

fck man i played with these guys a few times and i love them. this ruined my whole day.

heart_means_everything 6/20/2006 3:46:15 PM

heard about this a while ago, this is shitty. so good live.

wannaseemenaked 6/20/2006 3:46:21 PM


xdrinkfightfuckx 6/20/2006 3:52:27 PM


fsovercrooks 6/20/2006 3:56:14 PM

ion :(

cydrx 6/20/2006 4:03:58 PM

is he saying that he wants 2 sing in a fcking emo band now??

incircles 6/20/2006 4:04:51 PM

he was the weakest link anyway

goodnightviolet 6/20/2006 4:42:50 PM

lots of pssy death growl vocalists are queueing up as we speak.

upperdeckered 6/20/2006 4:51:02 PM

omfg nooooo that sucks...i have to road trip to one of the last shows then...

efyourbrokencouch 6/20/2006 4:56:03 PM

This is terrible, terrible news...:-(

sw33t 6/20/2006 5:05:07 PM

fcking awesome band, awesome dude, he will be missed

xdivisivex 6/20/2006 5:05:54 PM


natestarkiller 6/20/2006 5:05:55 PM

man fck that.

manbitesdog 6/20/2006 5:09:42 PM

what the fck is a conceptualist? did Gluck write this for him?

cutter 6/20/2006 5:22:12 PM

I hate taking hard decisions

anaturaldisaster 6/20/2006 5:29:47 PM

I'm trying out for this if it kills me.

sammyapples 6/20/2006 5:31:40 PM

ion rules, they are all great dudes, i hope things work out for both partys. people that sit here and talk shit on everyone should try doing something with their lifes, rather then make fun of people who do.

mobab 6/20/2006 5:37:57 PM

eh, no care about that band.

xTURDx 6/20/2006 5:43:24 PM


enemy2casualty 6/20/2006 5:44:34 PM

oh no, they'll have to go on and find another monotone tech screamer to take his place....

ese_bauber 6/20/2006 5:50:53 PM


MarginError 6/20/2006 5:54:45 PM

incircles 6/20/2006 4:04:51 PM he was the weakest link anyway

MarginError 6/20/2006 5:54:59 PM

they should just go instrumental.

TrueColorsDontRun 6/20/2006 6:26:57 PM

he was an awesome vocalist. they should keep the despised icon vocalist indefinitely though.

Terraformer 6/20/2006 6:36:37 PM

LOLs at the comment directed at dillingerescape plan.

xrepivx 6/20/2006 6:37:59 PM

i punched him before when they were on tour with on broken wings last year.. fck him. shitty band anyway.

mickeyoneill 6/20/2006 6:41:23 PM

Allow me to rephrase: I don't like heavy music any more, and they still do. I'm gonna go grow out my hair and try to join Interpol.

whitelambpowergoat 6/20/2006 6:46:27 PM

gabe was the shitnizzle. a really nice guy.

Imalwaysright 6/20/2006 6:52:35 PM

Shitty deal.

jaynumber13 6/20/2006 7:27:26 PM

Kinda sucks, but really...scream vocalists are a dime a dozen. Not that hard to replace.

AlbinoMim 6/20/2006 7:31:54 PM

I dont give a fck what anyone else has said. I saw them live twice and that dude put his all into it. He was a damn good frontman and a nice guy after the show. Peace.

xvegeedgex 6/20/2006 7:36:13 PM

this makes me want to die on a toilet taking a vein-popping shit. hella bad news. :(

LazioRoma 6/20/2006 7:37:06 PM

Crumb bums since they're such a badass band, but it'll happen to everyone at some point. You grow to realize there's more out there, and you move on. I mean, Kerry King is playing on the next My Chemical Romance CD...

xtroyx 6/20/2006 7:52:11 PM

i've seen this band many times and loved every minute. this dude is an awesome vocalist, and the band is one of the few in this genre that are listenable. shitty news. funny statement though.. french canadians, ha!

ihateemo123 6/20/2006 8:00:55 PM

that fckin sucks dck

punksucksgo 6/20/2006 8:15:44 PM

oh whatever......they'll find someone else to scream unintelligible nonsense over their racket........i think they're great musicians but gimme a break.........

xduderx 6/20/2006 8:42:05 PM

god damnit

nashvegas 6/20/2006 9:35:02 PM

generic vocals..anything would be better

wearyourwounds 6/20/2006 9:37:21 PM

i vote for going instrumental.... at least one cd.

HB_Dad 6/20/2006 9:51:53 PM

Worst news this week, possibly this month. Hell, maybe worst this year! This guy had an amazingly powerful voice and was an amazing lyricist as well! He'll be missed! I have a bad feeling the band won't recover from this...

fuckingfight 6/20/2006 9:56:50 PM

his voice was insane. they might as well break up.

imnotknew 6/20/2006 9:59:59 PM

WOW!!!! This sucks way too much. This band will never ever be the same. I love them but getting a replacement just isn't in the cards. I don't see it happening and actually working out. fck

Maniac 6/20/2006 11:08:25 PM


bard7741 6/20/2006 11:40:14 PM

shitty...I hope they can recover from this.

rick_tocchet 6/20/2006 11:52:29 PM

i just bought one of these guys shirts last show i saw of them. what the fck am i going to do with it now? holy bewb fcking christ.

deathgore55 6/21/2006 12:04:28 AM

Ryne 6/20/2006 3:33:30 PM =( That sucks. I care.

xsongsofselfx 6/21/2006 12:50:06 AM


13ftx 6/21/2006 12:56:31 AM

haha. he said "wanna." what a canuck.

onemanbarfight 6/21/2006 1:30:49 AM

Bummer, I really like Ion. A billion people have already said this, but cool dudes.

notorious_dob 6/21/2006 1:46:04 AM

that fcking sucks, i was just listening to solace in my car. awesome vocalist, he always sounds so pissed. hopefully they find someone that can make them as good and hopefully better.

iamthecatalyst 6/21/2006 3:51:48 AM

heart is broken...that dude was so good!

SeveredinTwo 6/21/2006 6:12:41 AM

^^ you want to disemember his c-ck now or what??

Cokeandhookers 6/21/2006 7:31:06 AM

Holy bad news Batman!

yeahdude 6/21/2006 7:47:21 AM

they lost him? well, they'd better go find him! am i right guys?!

rickrock 6/21/2006 8:44:17 AM

"mickeyoneill 6/20/2006 6:41:23 PM-Allow me to rephrase: I don't like heavy music any more, and they still do. I'm gonna go grow out my hair and try to join Interpol." - LOLZ

rickrock 6/21/2006 8:45:40 AM

But really, he'll probably never do anything bigger than this band. Not trying to be a dck as I like them myself, but hey...that's life. You only get a couple lucky breaks no matter how much talent you have.

gozer 6/21/2006 8:57:37 AM

he wrote some of the most pissed lyrics in a long time.

snes 6/21/2006 9:56:44 AM

"This won't be the last time you'll hear about me, I promise."....God i hope he's wrong

Har_Har 6/21/2006 10:16:36 AM

shit band, nothing but a bunch of incoherent noise, hopefully they break up, good riddance!

LazioRoma 6/21/2006 10:40:15 AM

They'll just get one of the Despised Icon vocalists, seeing as though they too are Quebecois, and they'll continue on making ridiculous metal. No big whoop, life goes on.

maskake 6/21/2006 11:05:14 AM

You know, they WILL find someone to replace this guy in like a heat beat and they WILL continue making great music. Granted he had sick chords but i've herd better. I vote Mike Motts to try out!

lesbiansasquatch 6/21/2006 12:46:37 PM

I love how all these people talk about how generic Gab was and how easy he will be to replace...wake the fck up you fcking idiots Gab had one of the most discernable voices in metal.

lesbiansasquatch 6/21/2006 12:47:00 PM

You knew right at the first syllable it was him, not to mention this guys phrasing. I would like to see any of you gays do better.

ikillinmydreams 6/21/2006 1:45:43 PM

damn....that sux...good luck to them

xnvb 6/21/2006 2:03:42 PM

Damn, that's terrible. These guys were fun too; good times.

say10 6/21/2006 2:17:10 PM

bummer. nice dude, great vocalist.

cryptic_slaughter 6/21/2006 5:37:15 PM

76 comments, this is entering bree territory

vychereon 6/21/2006 7:42:31 PM

gab is an amazing dude, straight up. he didn't just get tired of metal... this is sad, but i think it will work out best for all involved

hotaction 6/21/2006 10:52:45 PM

shitty band. world is now a better place.

verdrinken 6/22/2006 4:09:16 AM

he shouldnt be too hard to replace

ajx2 6/22/2006 5:42:39 AM

wackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk wont ever be the same

Dave2112 6/22/2006 6:19:29 AM

hotaction, unless youd prefer punching keys via a straw duck taped to your face, Id suggest you cease all negative comments directed at Ion D. Tht goes for everybody..

maskake 6/22/2006 10:25:43 AM

I don't know what any of you blacks are talking about, his phrasing was mediocre and he sounded like a better Jens Kidman, and for lyrcis? "Kill yourself or someone you love"? GTFOOH!

hotaction 6/22/2006 12:15:50 PM

wow im really scared. apprently opinions dont belong here? anyways. this band blows like i said before. go listen to something good.

xomertax 6/22/2006 2:49:06 PM

fcking gay..he was good

CLAWHAMMER 6/22/2006 3:05:42 PM

Did this guy just suck his own dck in front of all of us? Thats one way to be full of yourself I guess.

sw33t 6/23/2006 1:13:16 AM

^ why bother posting if you think they suck? this band is fcking amazing, and full of amazing dudes, so why dont you just stfu

CLAWHAMMER 6/23/2006 4:29:51 AM

I like the band, I don't like guys who suck their own dcks.

Har_Har_Har 6/24/2006 5:24:48 PM

great band, nothing short of remarkable compared to other bands that play extreme music like them, hopefully they won't break up anytime soon, god rest their souls!

dzxdoom 6/24/2006 10:17:10 PM

that was the most metal dude ever though, he had a huge upside down cross tattoo on his whole arm hah

motherfucker 6/26/2006 4:33:35 AM

i dont care.

sxecrackhead 10/17/2006 5:28:09 AM

seb told me he was coughing up blood between every song. i mean could melissa even save him? i think not. give the guy a break.

HERO 3/9/2011 3:55:08 PM

Passionate vocalist, Steinbeckian lyricist. A great loss but Kevin filled Gabe's shoes in a different way. It's not the same but it's not any better or worse. Different feel all around.

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