Sigur Ros Split With Drummer

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Jónsi and Georg Hólm revealed the information about Orri Páll Dýrason on Monday morning (Oct. 1).

Sigur Rós members Jónsi and Georg Hólm introduced on Monday (Oct. 1) that the long-running Icelandic band has break up with drummer Orri Páll Dýrason following current sexual assault allegations. "In the wake of the extraordinarily severe and private allegations made towards him in current days we've right this moment accepted the resignation of our bandmate Orri Páll Dýrason to permit him to cope with this privately," Jónsi and Hólm wrote in a Facebook assertion.

Dýrason, 41, performed drums for the group since 1999, showing on 5 studio albums and touring extensively with the experimental ensemble. According to Pitchfork, the allegations emerged final week in a collection of since-deleted Instagram posts. through which a Los Angeles artist claimed that she met Dýrason at a membership, recounting what she claimed had been two cases of intercourse with out her consent. "It occurred twice that evening, and I questioned [to] myself why I didn’t depart after the primary time -- however I used to be drunk, useless drained, in shock, and this was proper earlier than I ever heard of something like Uber/Lyft.... But none of that ought to matter as a result of nobody deserves to be raped/touched/licked/fucked with out CONSENT," the artist reportedly wrote.

In one other submit that additionally seems to have been deleted, the artist reportedly shared an e mail trade with Dýrason through which he vehemently refuted her claims, saying, "I am so sorry you're going by all this. But my expertise from that evening is totally completely different from yours... We had a pleasant evening drawing and consuming at my flat; after which we went to mattress. The subsequent day you even needed to remain and requested me in the event you might, however I needed to go to the studio and you bought upset about that. We had fun collectively. I like your artwork and I feel you're a proficient artist and I loved being with you.”

Billboard has reached out to Sigur Rós’ representatives for extra remark.

In a submit on the band's official web page on Monday morning, Dýrason thanked his family and friends for his or her help, writing that "this matter has undeniably taken its toll on me for the previous few days." He requested that folks chorus from unleashing their anger on his household, including, "I ask individuals to remain calm and to not be divided into two battling armies, these are usually not courtroom proceedings, simply [the accuser's] phrases towards mine, on the web. Loud and provocative phrases are in no person's favour -- neither to me or her." (Billboard just isn't naming the lady who made the allegations as a result of it has not been capable of attain her to confirm the contents of the deleted Instagrams.)

Dýrason confirmed that he's determined to depart the band with a purpose to keep away from having the allegations obscure the group's music: "I'll do something in my energy to get out of this nightmare, however out of respect for these really affected by sexual violence, I can't take that battle public." 

The allegations come almost a yr after the launch of the #MeToo motion towards sexual harassment and sexual assault which has seen dozens of males (and some girls) in leisure, politics and the humanities confronted with claims of sexual assault, abuse, rape and harassment.