More often than not then you hear of band members departing, there’s a lot of “best wishes” from both sides and unavoidable issues such as family commitments or “artistic differences” floating around. I get the feeling that’s not the case with Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg leaving Floridian stalwarts Massacre… Please note that we are unsure if the dog pictured remains with the band.
The following words are from Kling’s social media announcement:
Well this comes as no surprise… I have been Kam Lee’d.
I had been warned by many people and I set aside all of the rumor mill whispers, in hopes of creating quality Florida death metal. A warning to anyone who may work/associate with him, I would highly consider against it or you will certainly be writing a message similar to this one. I can almost guarantee it.
And the official announcement from Kling and Nordberg:
It is with both regret and relief that we announce our departure from Massacre.
To everyone who warned us a year ago when we joined the band: you were right. It has been a year of severe ups and downs and unfortunately it has become a working environment we cannot be a part of any longer. What was presented as a democracy turned out to be a dictatorship with an excruciating lack of communication. We will not stand by and have our reputations meddled with by childish behavior.
We present ourselves as professionals and bring 110% of our beings into all of the projects we have. We wrote and presented 14 songs for the band’s new album, provided our contacts in the industry which we have naturally/organically procured through our years of touring, only to be accused of trying to take over the band, which is a paranoid delusion.
It is also unfortunate that a certain individual refused to speak on the phone to us to discuss any issue of the band, but we have no choice but to bow out of this unhealthy relationship.
We apologize to our fans and the Massacre fans that they will not get to hear the new album we wrote for the band… at least not as a Massacre album. We cherish our time spent with Michael Borders and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Kling and Nordberg plan to release that material they wrote under another name. Further news on that project as we get it.