Matt Rose Responds to Monuments
2013-03-27 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 21 Comments

Matthew Rose has issued a statement regarding his departure from Monuments:


I actually left monuments before the BOO tour started but decided to carry on for the best of the tour. I was growing increasingly frustrated at the work ethic of the band and at how little music everyone wrote. On our return from the tour we mutually agreed that it was best for everyone including me that we parted ways. I’m not sad at all about this ending and I certainly will not miss the band and all its dramas. My only disappointment comes from the bad blood that seems to have arisen since my departure, which is completely undeserved as I worked very hard whilst I was in the band.

“ The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences” and I’m already very excited about starting other new musical projects and I’m very much looking forward to hitting the road and playing live with the Qemists who will be supporting Hadouken on there UK tour in April and will be playing festivals in Europe this summer.

My Thanks and appreciation goes out to anyone who came to a show bought a t-shirt or an album or bought me a whiskey whilst I was in the band. I’d also like to thank my label Century Media and Avocado Booking and John Sprich at Euroblast for all there hard work.

You can follow me on twitter - https://twitter.com/matt_spikeboy1

Peace x
Matt Rose


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bloc
March 27th 2013

34735 Comments


Eh, at least this parting note actually makes sense

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titlefightmeirl
March 27th 2013

659 Comments


lol

RevenantBlue
March 27th 2013

136 Comments


Their*

skoopy48
March 27th 2013

1471 Comments


wow nice bro.............

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2013

1984 Comments


Boy needs to learn his "their"s from his "there"s, but otherwise it just sounds like a shitty situation.

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TheFantasticDangler
March 27th 2013

1153 Comments


What kind of band doesn't want to write music?

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PersianLeonidus
March 27th 2013

14 Comments


The only direct note I have ever read.

ChuckyTruant
March 27th 2013

15707 Comments


ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Spec
March 27th 2013

27102 Comments


Yeah they don't do anything.

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rapedbyelephants
March 27th 2013

294 Comments


thats why it took so long to finish gnosis

wacknizzle
March 27th 2013

12888 Comments


I've definitely been in bands with this situation where some member's work ethics eventually brought the band down. It's tough finding all the right members, not everyone has the work ethic to be a dedicated member in a serious band.

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cisumkintups
March 27th 2013

143 Comments


wow, this describes my frustration with every band ive been in


Spec
March 27th 2013

27102 Comments


Yeah I would leave if I was him too.

zaruyache
March 28th 2013

6147 Comments


Never heard of them.

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Captain North
March 28th 2013

6784 Comments


It's fucking hard enough finding people who like the same music, let alone have the same musical aspirations and motivation. Kinda feel sorry for the guy but he already has a foot in so he'll be fine

Imperial
March 28th 2013

1723 Comments


Was trying to get twitter followers prob.

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joshieboy12345
March 28th 2013

5370 Comments


No one writing music. Bunch of hacks.

LunaticSoul
March 28th 2013

157 Comments


He did say something but without tantrum and with a a gentlemanly approach to the matter. I appreciate it, while I hardly believe that the guys aren't committed to the band (they played two new songs in their last tour) and they toured almost continuously in the past few months..

JS19
March 28th 2013

4215 Comments


Shame, they were starting to look really good with this guy

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GoatsOnBoatss
March 28th 2013

4 Comments


I'm not going to lie I have been in bands like this and I completely understand his bitterness towards his departure. The only fucked up thing is that he said "I certainly will not miss the band" , thats kind of a punch in the dick because being in a band is more than just a work ethic. You become a family. And he pretty much just spit in their face saying he won't miss them. I can't wait to hear his new project though.

LunaticSoul
March 28th 2013

157 Comments


You become a family. And he pretty much just spit in their face saying he won't miss them. I can't wait to hear his new project though.
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Do we have to remember that the dude deleted both the Youtube and e-mail account of the band? The statement honestly doesn't fit that much, of course there was bad blood involved.



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