Dr. Acula — who, I’m ashamed to say, are from Long Island — will apparently be disbanding following some final shows in Canada and Australia next year.
Lambgoat received statements from two members of the band.
“After almost 8 years the band named Dr. Acula will be put to rest,” says the group’s Bill Graffeo. “Being the only original member that was left, it is very sad for me to actually have to say this. Dr. Acula started off as a joke back in 2005. Over the years we kept our sense of humor and pissed off many people. I have nothing but love and respect for ALMOST everyone that’s ever been a part of DA. Especially my brother Kevin who saved this band on many occasions.”
They were always a joke, no?
“I had quit the band a little less than a month ago. I had some personal problems of my own holding me back from continuing with DA. Most importantly I could not handle the ‘sketchy’ things some people would do within the band itself. Casey, Oli and Chris will always be my dearest friends. Thank you to everyone that’s ever given DA a listen, wether you liked it or not you were a part of this. Unlike some people, I never forgot the roots of this band and where our success came from.”
The band’s Oli Miclett had this to say: “It’s time for us to move on to new stuff. This band wasn’t going in a direction that pleased everyone in DA. Some members kept canceling tours for no valid reasons, without respect for the fans. With the departure of Bill and the cancellation of our European tour, Casey and I decided to part ways with the rest of the band to concentrate on a new band with a good friend of mine, Blake Moore (ex-Demolisher). We will announce the band and release stuff in January 2013.”