BROKENCYDE: Speak Out Against the Media

Albuquerque, NM crunkcore innovators BROKENCYDE have released a statement in response to the news media after multiple outlets published a story stating that the group had been arrested. That’s right – BROKENCYDE are biting the hand that feeds!

The story began as a hoax perpetrated by a student in Canada who set up a fake version of the entertainment news website TMZ and claimed BROKENCYDE had been arrested on charges of child pornography, rape, and drug use. The fake website prompted many credible media outlets to publish the story as news.

Commented Mikl from BROKENCYDE:

“Usually the rumors about Brokencyde are funny and we can just laugh them off, but this time they’ve completely crossed the line. To have someone accuse us of such horrendous crimes is upsetting to everyone in the band. The members of Brokencyde have families, brothers, sisters, and some of us have children of our own. So to have our names dragged through the mud because people have nothing better to do than create lies and spread rumors is complete bullshit. I don’t understand how such high profile publications can lower themselves to be no better than those supermarket tabloid rags and publish a story without a even a fact check! How would those same reporters feel if someone posted a story calling them a child molester or rapist? What would their loved ones think? I find it sad that these publications publish lies without any consideration or recourse for the way this affects people and their daily lives. Our goal since the day we started was to make music with our friends and hopefully put a smile on people’s faces.”

BROKENCYDE are currently in Hollywood, CA wrapping up the recording of the group’s sophomore album, which is expected to hit stores in late 2010 through BreakSilence Recordings.

Make sure you check out these other fantastic BROKENCYDE articles, including our interview with Mikl.


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