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As Blood Runs Black's new singer quits band

Monday, December 28, 2009 10:42 AM PT


Just weeks after being introduced as the group's new singer, As Blood Runs Black vocalist Jonny McBee has apparently left the band for unspecified reasons. McBee reportedly had the following to say via an online post within the last 24 hours:

"Im leaving ABRB. I'm not happy to any extent being here with these guys. It's not at all what me, or anyone would expect. I will be home tomorrow."

Please note, this news has yet to be confirmed officially.

Strangely, the band issued a new demo track featuring McBee over the weekend. Though mixed, the reaction amongst their fans appears to be less than stellar. Could the feedback have motivated McBee's departure?

Update: McBee has since provided Lambgoat with the following statement:

"The reason I left As Blood Runs Black is conflicting personalities. I am straight edge, they are not, and many other things. I will keep doing music with my own project The Browning. I wish the best of luck ABRB as they continue work on their new album."


91 comments


12/28/2009 10:43:48 AM
JUST IN: Lil Wayne to take his spot.

12/28/2009 10:46:10 AM
*first poop*

12/28/2009 10:47:00 AM
Now if we can get the other members to quit playing in this horrendous band, then we would be all set

12/28/2009 10:51:06 AM
Lil Wayne is a Blood and he's Black so it all works out.

12/28/2009 10:51:31 AM
In a related topic, Blind Witness' singer Jonathan Cabana did as shitty of a job on As Blood Runs Black's new song as ABRB's previous singer did on BW's new single. No one cares, fgts

12/28/2009 10:53:09 AM
BREAK UP

12/28/2009 10:53:35 AM
"Any girls wanna kick it after the show" a sign ABRB had at their merch table when I saw them in 07. gays

12/28/2009 10:55:28 AM
did you pay the gas bill?

12/28/2009 10:57:05 AM
fckkkk you dolphin!

12/28/2009 10:58:26 AM
It's not at all what me would expect.

12/28/2009 11:12:39 AM
Wow, their fans are a bunch of little bitches. Just listened to that new track and he sounds fine, who even cares though, theyll never put out a new album.

12/28/2009 11:13:57 AM
The soap opera for gays continues...

12/28/2009 11:19:33 AM
Shit dudes. Egomaniacs. gays.

12/28/2009 11:23:32 AM
Johnny McBREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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12/28/2009 11:24:51 AM
No one gave a fck in 2004 no one gives a fck now

12/28/2009 11:38:33 AM
lost any respect, if i had any, after lech left i think its vanflip time

12/28/2009 11:45:39 AM
they're still surviving off a cd that came out in june 06 LOL

12/28/2009 11:47:06 AM
fckkkkk youuuu whaaaalee!

12/28/2009 11:48:14 AM
"Im leaving ABRB. I'm not happy to any extent being here with these guys. It's not at all what me, or anyone would expect. I will be home tomorrow.".....They totally tried to beat his ass in a hotel.

12/28/2009 12:04:40 PM
the realization of the beating of a dead horse....vocals are not too bad though

12/28/2009 12:20:03 PM
...as the world turns.

12/28/2009 12:21:15 PM
Whomever said that about Lech, have you ever met the gay? God, he sucks.

12/28/2009 12:21:29 PM
No hope for you.

12/28/2009 12:39:17 PM
The fact that not only does this band still exist, but people still find them relevant blows my fcking mind.

12/28/2009 12:51:22 PM
I don't know, did the "feeback" motivate his departure?

12/28/2009 1:01:58 PM
ABRB sucks period, but they suck even more with the new vocals. Just break up already!

12/28/2009 1:05:53 PM
Worst band

12/28/2009 1:12:20 PM
I never really liked this band, I like McBREE though, it's better than the old stuff I guess.

12/28/2009 1:12:53 PM
its time to hang it up already seriously what a bunch of gays they have gone through a small country for members hang it up already

12/28/2009 1:12:55 PM
thats a shame vocals sound good on the recording.

12/28/2009 1:16:09 PM
Jonny McBee is a gay.

12/28/2009 1:18:18 PM
sgt_grumbles 12/28/2009 12:39:17 PM The fact that not only does this band still exist, but people still find them relevant blows my fcking mind. - Does anyone actually find them relevant?

12/28/2009 1:21:54 PM
King of blast beats, grow your hair out again lech.

12/28/2009 1:54:39 PM
Fly like a butterfly, sting like a McBee.

12/28/2009 2:03:56 PM
his vocals are way better than the old guy. still wouldnt listen to this band.

12/28/2009 2:33:06 PM
could the feedback have motivated Mcbee's departure? Tune in for the next episode of the gays of our lives.

12/28/2009 3:35:26 PM
Wait. ABRB is preparing to record a new album? That was quick, I thought Allegiance came out less than a year ago..

12/28/2009 3:54:00 PM
just talked to them, this is false no i guess.

12/28/2009 4:22:28 PM
^^^ What?

12/28/2009 4:39:19 PM
Just listened to the song. McBee is good. Never really cared for ABRB. Sucks that they were probably jerks to him, cause dude is good.

12/28/2009 5:16:10 PM
McBee is pretty damn good. ABRB messed up losing him. He'll do something better than them anyway.

12/28/2009 6:03:54 PM
this band is never going to write a new album

12/28/2009 6:21:33 PM
.............geez

12/28/2009 6:54:08 PM
THIS kid should be their singer http://www.myspace.com/deadbabyfetusnavyseals

12/28/2009 7:15:41 PM
Lech can't actually play the drums well at all. Insider info: the entire album was triggered to death and pieced together in protools. Dude and band both suck.

12/28/2009 8:18:17 PM
i like the new vocals haha they have 3 members oh well no care pre/post McBee

12/28/2009 8:24:23 PM
this band blows and apparently lets their 16 year old myspace friends make decisions for them

12/28/2009 9:03:05 PM
the new singer sucked penis anyway.

12/28/2009 9:14:04 PM
xgambloatx 12/28/2009 1:18:18 PM Does anyone actually find them relevant? -- Looking at their comments, 16-year-olds do.

12/28/2009 9:16:29 PM
new singer blows goats. I have proof.

12/28/2009 11:26:10 PM
Lech can't actually play the drums well at all. Insider info: the entire album was triggered to death and pieced together in protools. ---- Isn't the first band to do this. every band uses sound replacement on drums now. not defending lech however.

12/29/2009 12:25:41 AM
This band / genre blows... BUT... this singer sounded really strong. Way better than their shitty older vocalist. If "fans" didn't like it as much, they are retarded.

12/29/2009 12:30:20 AM
I thought the new singer was good. The band still sucks, but he's leaving so good for him.

12/29/2009 12:35:12 AM
There's a chick in this band now too?

12/29/2009 12:53:16 AM
*hates life for even clicking on this

12/29/2009 1:40:53 AM
ive defended this band bc i liked allegiance years ago but it really is time to hang it up...they are nothing but a label run machine now

12/29/2009 1:42:41 AM
and if the label focused half the attention they focus on ABRB on the few decent bands on the label (ghost inside, demonstration, blindwitness) they might find success somewhere else and stop beating the dead horse that abrb has become

12/29/2009 1:44:08 AM
imo anyway

12/29/2009 2:10:55 AM
Impending Doom are stoked

12/29/2009 2:45:02 AM
he probably left because that band is full of morons and run like by an money grubbing business douche who's screwed all the previous members of the 'band'.

12/29/2009 5:53:07 AM
He probably left because that band is full of morons and run like by an money grubbing business douche who's screwed all the previous members of the 'band'.>>> This is probably a big factor in this bands problems.

12/29/2009 7:30:33 AM
All of the above especially the last comment. They are the most retarded group of children I've ever seen. Extremely irresponsible and immature. The label puts focus on them because they have a better "image" especially to 14 year old girls.

12/29/2009 7:31:13 AM
oh and their name has "blood" and sounds "br00tal".

12/29/2009 8:13:49 AM
I'm friends with the kid and didn't even know he was joining the band. Oh well. He can do better, anyways.

12/29/2009 1:40:14 PM
band sucks, end of discussion

12/29/2009 2:07:42 PM
Okay, I'm straight edge too but have no problem being in a band with non straight edge guys UNLESS they were trying to force me into shit I want no part of.

12/29/2009 2:24:43 PM
MASSIVE LOL @ the browning

12/29/2009 3:46:49 PM
I too did a good sized lol @ "the browning".

12/29/2009 3:50:29 PM
The Browning sounds good.

12/29/2009 4:54:59 PM
wait.. this band is still trying? wtf, they've been working on this album for like 3 years now... who the fck do they think they are? Guns and Roses?

12/29/2009 4:59:08 PM
The Browning sounds like cat dck. Not the band cat dck either.. the actual reproductive organ of a feline.

12/29/2009 5:53:57 PM
^^ How many cats do you get ear fcked by a day gay?

12/29/2009 6:08:56 PM
as blood runs black picks on straight edge kids?

12/29/2009 6:35:07 PM
its a catche 29 bc the band would have been more successful on a dif label but at the same time the label is the only thing keeping them together

12/29/2009 6:35:40 PM
i meant catch 22 hah

12/29/2009 8:45:14 PM
man, I thought no one was going to mention "the browning". who's "as blood runs black"? I think they got the wrong idea from the guys other bands name. that's why he left

12/29/2009 9:47:09 PM
this band was shitty with the old vocalist, and it's just as shitty with the new one. i dont understand why people are crying over anything to do with these retards

12/30/2009 4:03:36 AM
Who cares what the singer did. He's a nobody and he always will be... sooo then stop promoting your shit project band. Just say "I'm leaving ABRB and going home tommorow to finish sucking all the dck I can get my lips on" Period.

12/30/2009 4:25:38 AM
^^^^ Its funny you say that because he is on a post on the main page of lambgoat. where are you? oh, trolling i see.

12/30/2009 9:23:33 AM
stevenwrinkle 12/30/2009 4:25:38 AM ^^^^ Its funny you say that because he is on a post on the main page of lambgoat. where are you? oh, trolling i see. --- Sounds like the pots calling the kettle black

12/30/2009 11:44:26 AM
People care about this band? weird.

12/30/2009 12:22:11 PM
Mcbee sucked. those vocals are shit. maybe thats why his band is called the browning. utter shit. straight edge has nothing to do with the fact that this singer blows so muck c-ck.

12/30/2009 12:46:48 PM
Although ABRB fcking blows, it's a hell of a lot better than "The Browning". Are you fcking serious? Jesus christ. This "hip-hop" breakdown bullshit needs to stop.

12/30/2009 10:34:02 PM
the new liferuiner of 2010

12/31/2009 12:12:17 PM
as dck gets sucked

12/31/2009 12:31:44 PM
it does kind of blow my mind that any of these deathcore/whatever bands still get a reaction...

1/1/2010 4:30:00 PM
Good thing he has that sweet side project to fall back on.

1/1/2010 9:08:30 PM
linkin park is stoked for the browning

1/4/2010 7:14:07 AM
Impending Doom is stoked on The Browning

1/4/2010 5:58:50 PM
too drugXXXfree to be in a metal band bro

1/5/2010 2:15:19 PM
fck this band and fck your other band. noone cares why you left or joined this garbage in the first place.