03 September 2020 02:51
Issues have split with singer Tyler Carter after allegations of sexual misconduct and grooming surfaced. In a statement shared on social media, the Georgia band known for blending metalcore with pop, R&B and electronica, said, "Recently we have become aware of allegations against Tyler Carter, of grooming and sexual misconduct. The 28-year-old Carter, who was among the band's co-founders after departing metalcore group Woe, Is Me, has yet to publicly comment on the allegations made against him as well as his dismissal from Issues. Issues last released Beautiful Oblivion, their third album, in 2019, which was led by the singles "Tapping Out," "Drink About It" and "Flexin'." In that same year, Carter, who handled the role of clean singing in Issues, expanded his musical horizons even further on his eclectic debut solo record, Moonshine. is the latest in a line of alleged abusers from bands outed via social media, including Blood on the Dance Floor's Dahvie Vanity, Of Mice & Men / Attack Attack!'s Austin Carlile, A Day to Remember's Josh Woodard, multiple members of Attila, Palaye Royale touring bassist Daniel Curcio, Pierce the Veil's Mike Fuentes, Suicide Silence's Eddie Hermida, Lorna Shore's CJ McCreery, Brand New's Jesse Lacey, ex-Black Label Society member Nick Catanese, Panic!
at the Disco's Kenny Harris, SWMRS' Joey Armstrong, Iron Reagan's Bob Skotis and others. Issues have released a statement following online allegations of misconduct against vocalist Tyler Carter. In the statement they announced that the band will no longer be working with Tyler. You can read it in full below: "Recently we have become aware of allegations against Tyler Carter, of grooming and sexual misconduct. Issues are in the market for a new frontman as they have announced a parting of ways with frontman Tyler Carter.
Content Warning: This article discusses sexual misconduct and assault. If you or someone you know are affected by the following story, you are not alone. To speak to someone, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732. Issues have parted ways with frontman Tyler Carter after allegations of sexual misconduct were brought to light on Twitter. As NME report, the allegations pertain to an incident of grooming a 14-year-old, with claims that the frontman sexually assaulted them when they were "passed out drunk." We believe survivors," the band shared via Issues social media channels.
At this time of publishing, it is not entirely clear if they are leaving Issues or if they have kicked out Carter from the band. Read their statement below. "Recently we have become aware of allegations against Tyler Carter, of grooming and sexual misconduct. We, Josh, Sky and AJ, will no longer be working with Tyler. We believe survivors."