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Stephen Carpenter's Bandmate Comes To His Defense

Late last week, Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter made waves on the internet after being a guest on a conspiracy podcast and revealing, among other things, that he is anti-vaccine and that he believes the earth is flat. I highly recommend reading our recap. Carpenter has since "apologized" to anybody he offended with his comments, saying it was all love. Now, another bandmate is coming to his defense.

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To be clear, it's not a member of Deftones that is defending Carpenter, but rather a bandmate in one of Carpenter's side projects, Sol Invicto, Richie Londres.

Londers took to his Instagram to write “Just wanted to say, on a flat plain or a globe or a donut, I stand with my brother @stefdodoubleg 🤟 all day long. Any “fans” or “news” sites getting their biscuits soggy over a random bit of chat on a podcast are having a laugh.

I’ve watched Stephen be a gent to every single person he’s met and written some hall of fame level riffs in his time, even if you do think he is a mad-lad, so what? He’s not working for the WHO he’s a musician and frankly Stephen is one of the tiny minority of famous musicians who isn’t a total wanker, he’s a genuine dude and anyone who’s met him will confirm, he’s only annoyed me once, when he left the studio early to go to a birthday party, but I’ve since forgiven him so that’s fine now. All the best, Richie #istandwithsteph #golfearth”

Sol Invicto released a heavy new song in September, which you can listen to here.

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[via ThePRP]

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