Nativ (ex-Attack Attack!) Forced into Hiatus after a Physical Altercation Brings About Legal Issues

by | Nov 13, 2013

Nativ, the new band featuring former members of Attack Attack!, have unexpectedly come to a halt.

A physical altercation with a couple members of the band forced the group into hiatus, bringing about legal issues to divide what was left of Attack Attack!. And now the unnamed members want nothing to do with each other.

Vocalist Phil Druyor addressed these internal issues with a lengthy statement:

“As it stands at this very moment, Nativ is at a halt. No shows, no album details, no new songs… Nothing. When Attack Attack! ended, I had figured it was the last time that I ever had to be in a band that seemed to have an ever changing lineup. Sadly, not the case here. In the last month, a verbal / physical altercation between two of our members has occurred, leaving neither of them willing to be involved with anything having to do with the other. They are currently being mediated by a man in a suit in an effort to divide what was left of Attack Attack! equally, and then probably tell me how much debt Nativ is now in after all is said and done. Since I was never signed on to the business side of things for either band (Not my choice), I am told that it doesn’t involve me. I’ve tried to make contact with the appropriate people so that I can verify that, but the few conversations I have had with said people have been little to no help. I know that this information seems scattered, but please understand that I can only tell you what I’ve been told, and that isn’t very much at this point. For that, I am also sorry. This is something that I’ve had no control over whatsoever. If I could have fixed this situation instead of having to type this letter, I would have.

I want so badly to be able to give you guys new music and new tours, and even more than that I’d like to feel like we’re doing something constructive instead of always contributing to such negative news postings. Right now at the very least I have two musicians by my side that have been around since the birth of Nativ, and even longer than that if you consider the fact that they are two of the best friends I’ve ever had. Their names are Mike and Will Honto. They are twins. And they are two of the hardest working individuals I’ve had the privilege of knowing. We are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to make this band function correctly in a way that will allow us to be a positive influence on those of you still listening, but I am afraid that the remaining members have taken a great deal of effort to prevent such a thing. I’m sorry that we’re not that band at the moment, but I promise you that I’ve made every effort to make this work while it was broken. I’ve lost my sanity over this and I am in no way ashamed to admit it. I’m not sure what I could have done better, but I sure am sorry for not doing it.

At the end of the day, the majority of what you just read is absolute bullshit and completely distracting from what is truly important. The music. I just spent an entire year making an album that I put everything I had into, in the hopes that it would help someone get through something. In the hopes that the things I’ve been through would help someone feel like they aren’t the only one. I’ve written an album for the underdogs. Because I’ve always been one. I don’t know how long it’s going to take Mike, Will and I to sort this out, but I assure you that we will do so as quickly as possible. I couldn’t possibly express how truly grateful I am for those of you who have made it to the end of this letter and still have interest in this group and the music we make. We owe everything we’ll ever have to you, and if that so happens to be nothing, I will understand. I won’t stop trying, but I will understand. This is me admitting that I need you guys more than you need me. If this doesn’t pan out, I will not be done making music. I will brush myself off just as I am used to doing. I’ve already started on a new project that I haven’t announced yet should I be unlucky enough to not be able to share this record with you guys. I only hope that there are those of you still willing to listen. And if you are absolutely uninterested at this point, no hard feelings. It’s been a long ride for you guys and I understand that. “

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