Six Feet Under and Cattle Decapitation seemed like a perfect touring couple. As it turns out, though, singers Chris Barnes and Travis Ryan haven’t been getting along. In fact, an physical altercation between the two death metal frontmen has led to Cattle Decapitation dropping off said tour.
“Chris Barnes is a fucking hack. I’ve personally passed on at least 5 six feet tours over the last 8 or so years because he pulls so much nonsense on the support bands because his ego is astronomical. We’re leaving the Chris Barnes Show tour today. Go to the Chris Barnes show and buy some of their merch. They need it desperately.”
But that’s not all, as Travis went into further detail via comments on the status, saying:
“He couldn’t handle the fact that we were destroying him nightly on merch and talked shit about us on stage last night. I went to confront him about that and he sucker punched me as I was talking. He immediately RAN out the door and fled to his bus like he does every night when the two fans that are left for their show are trying to get him to sign something.
We’re leaving because we have no interest in bringing more people to the chris barnes show. There was no ‘fight’. He punched me, RAN away and a few people saw it. I just walked out told his tour manager the deal, wrapped up the merch and left.
Just don’t go to the show and please get the word out. Cattle Decapitation is not doing this tour as we no longer wish to bring people to his show. Cuz its HIS show. More than enough people have drilled that fact into us.
he says ‘what about showing some respect’ I laughed, said ‘respect?’ And proceeded to tell him about the time where he spent all night with me outside their bus @ the tail end of the butchered at birth tour in 93 and that respect was paid long ago and he’s since proved to the metal world how much of a bitch he is… I got ‘dude, in 1993…’ In there and he punched me as I was talking. Ran out the door and seriously thinks he’s a bad ass still? Hahaha…
Here’s how chris barnes works: punches. Runs. Does the Rocky dance like he’s a badass on his tour bus he’s about to not fuckin afford.”
Neither Six Feet Under nor both bands’ label Metal Blade Records have issued a statement on the matter. However, in a tweet that has since been removed, Barnes did respond saying “If you eat tofu you’ll get you’re ass kicked in a fight.#knocked out.” No word on how the rest of the tour (also featuring Wretched) will pan out. Either way, we doubt this is the last we’ve heard of Barnes and Ryan’s death metal brawl.
“Bottom line if you break into someone’s back stage start calling them names and get in someone’s face what do u think will happen?
Oh and Btw it WAS NOT a sucker punch. I didn’t even throw a punch.”
It’s a safe bet that this won’t be the last we hear about this.