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Updated: Michael Crafter Kicked Out Of Confession? He Speaks To theMusic

Michael Crafter
May 9th 2012 | 9:57am | Scott Fitzsimons
Michael Crafter, the polarising frontman of Melbourne hardcore band Confession, has apparently been kicked out of the band today.

Crafter, a former vocalist with I Killed The Prom Queen and brief Big Brother contestant, tweeted this morning, "hahahaha wow i got kicked out my band without knowing?" (sic)

He followed that with, "So i wake up to reading I've been kicked out of confession. Without being told. WTF hahahaha".

 

The band's Facebook current lists vocals as "coming soon" while existing members, Adam Harris, Dan Brown, Shane O'Brien and Tim Anderson are still listed.

(Crafter has taken over the Confession Facebook, deleting the other members, re-adding himself as vocalist and setting the band's new location as Perth, Australia.)

Confession is widely considered to be Crafter's brainchild and band, and in Twitter posts he is now claiming that having been outed by his bandmates, he's turning around to kick all of them out.

Crafter has just logged into the profile, which boasts over 30,000 followers to post, "It's Crafter here. I would like to announce that the members who used to play in this band have tried to double cross me. I have no kicked out all members of the band and will be looking for legit friends to play within the band. SO HEY GET FUCKED."

UPDATE: Michael Crafter has explained what happened this morning to theMusic.com.au.

"I woke up to a status update saying I was out of Confession. Then I found an email saying the same thing. However I had not been talked to at all. I then decided, 'Well fuck it I can just say you are all out and find a new lineup'."

He has denied that the band is falling apart.

"It's not falling apart the thing with bands is you're only as strong as the person who drives the band. I feel I can get new guys who are excited and wanna do cool shit, play shows and get to travel. Talked to the label, booking agents and overseas labels and things are all systems go. I got a few mates who will come on board for confession and keep everything in motion.

"Right now I'm not going to say who is in and who isn't but all I know is I can't trust those guys after this thing. I'll just keep pushing forward and work towards next tour and next record. This band was my idea and so far I've got us everything (label, tours and so on). They tried to double cross me but hey, they failed and good luck to them with their next musical projects."

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Dates

Wednesday 15th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + The Lane Cove + Promises

Miami Tavern, Miami

Thursday 16th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Storm The Sky + Seabound

YAC, Byron Bay

Friday 17th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Saints Alight

The Brightside, Fortitude Valley

Saturday 18th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Hellions + Heroes For Hire + Storm The Sky + Sienna Skies + Hunt The Haunted + Legions + Caulfield + Final Frontier + Bare Bones + Reigner + Trainwreck + Justice For The Damned + Staunch + Our Past Days

UTS, Ultimo

Sunday 19th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Oppressor + The Prototypes

Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi

Monday 20th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Failure + Semper Fi

Gearin Hotel, Katoomba

Tuesday 21st October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Rivalries + Allay The Sea

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West

Wednesday 22nd October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Purity + Autumn

Belconnen Magpies, Belconnen

Friday 24th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Cruel Intentions + Amaranthine

Fowlers Live, Adelaide

Saturday 25th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + Trainwreck + Griever

The Central Club, Richmond

Sunday 26th October

Confession + Prepared Like A Bride + Graves + I Valiance + Hunt The Haunted + Alpha Wolf

The Lab, Brisbane

Saturday 21st February

Soundwave 2015 feat.
Slipknot + Slash + Marilyn Manson + Fall Out Boy + Judas Priest + Godsmack + All Time Low + Papa Roach + Of Mice & Men + Escape The Fate + Apocalyptica + Lagwagon + Tonight Alive + Crossfaith + Butcher Babies + Confession + The Swellers + Conditions + Coldrain + King 810 + Dayshell + This Wild Life + Soundwave

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington

Sunday 22nd February

Soundwave 2015 feat.
Slipknot + Slash + Marilyn Manson + Fall Out Boy + Judas Priest + Godsmack + All Time Low + Papa Roach + Of Mice & Men + Escape The Fate + Apocalyptica + Lagwagon + Tonight Alive + Crossfaith + Butcher Babies + Confession + The Swellers + Conditions + Coldrain + King 810 + Dayshell + This Wild Life + Soundwave

Bonython Park, Adelaide

Saturday 28th February

Soundwave 2015 feat.
Slipknot + Slash + Marilyn Manson + Fall Out Boy + Judas Priest + Godsmack + All Time Low + Papa Roach + Of Mice & Men + Escape The Fate + Apocalyptica + Lagwagon + Tonight Alive + Crossfaith + Butcher Babies + Confession + The Swellers + Conditions + Coldrain + King 810 + Dayshell + This Wild Life + Soundwave

RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Sunday 1st March

Soundwave 2015 feat.
Slipknot + Slash + Marilyn Manson + Fall Out Boy + Judas Priest + Godsmack + All Time Low + Papa Roach + Of Mice & Men + Escape The Fate + Apocalyptica + Lagwagon + Tonight Alive + Crossfaith + Butcher Babies + Confession + The Swellers + Conditions + Coldrain + King 810 + Dayshell + This Wild Life + Soundwave

Sydney Olympic Park, Olympic Park

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