Trapped Under Ice Allegedly Assaults Fan in Germany, Vocalist Issues Apology

by | Mar 28, 2011

Members of Trapped Under Ice have been accused of assaulting a fan at a show in Essen, Germany on Saturday.

According to a live video that surfaced online over the weekend, “[vocalist Justice Tripp] hit [a fan] two times in the face,” after being knocked off stage. “The kid in defense not really knowing what the fuck was going on hit back, then chaos ensued. Another member of the band left the stage, and together with his singer, started severly beating and stomping the kid, resulting in a broken jaw that needed surgery.”

“I would first like to clarify that I didn’t do what I did out of ANGER but what I thought was self defense,” Tripp responds. “When I was knocked off the stage I hit my head, a lot of stuff after that is a blur. However it is clear that I took it too far and I’m sorry for that. Id like to keep the other parties name out of this, as I’m not certain if he is comfortable with being named. At end of the night I got the chance to apologize to him face to face and he accepted my apology. I think a lot of people may be unaware of that at this point. In any case, I’m very sorry to the other party involved. Im sorry to anyone who had to witness my stupid behavior. This is not typical behavior for me or my band. Don’t feel discouraged to come out to the rebellion tour. Our actions do not represent the package. So again, I apologize.”

Video footage of the incident is below.