Svalbard have announced that they have left the Holy Roar Records roster in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against the label’s founder, Alex Fitzpatrick.
The news comes hours after the announcement that the label’s other employees have decided to resign, and sees Svalbard following Rolo Tomassi in exiting Holy Roar Records in light of the allegations that have surfaced.
You can read the statement issued by Svalbard below, in which they also confirm their forthcoming third album, ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?’, will no longer be released via Holy Roar Records.
“We have severed all ties with Holy Roar Records.
Our thoughts are with the victims. We are sending all our support and solidarity to those who have suffered.
Our upcoming new album will not be released on Holy Roar Records. We are in the process of figuring out what we can do. Please bear with us as we try to find a solution.”
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain if this change will alter the album’s release date.
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk