Trivett Wingo, ex-The Sword, Comments On Split With Band
The former drummer of throwback metallers The Sword, Trivett Wingo, has commented on his decision to split with the band after seven years. Trivett Wingo spoke with his hometown newspaper, The Austin Chronicle, and had the following to say:
"Not to get to specific, but my level of anxiety pertaining to being on tour got to the point where medication was not the answer. You can crunch valiums all the time, but at a certain point you have to ask yourself if you should just be staying at home. I had been medicating myself to be on tour, and I realized that psychiatric help wasn't the answer. I was very deeply unhappy. I didn't want to sedate myself and do something that I wasn't enjoying. I figured it was better for me to finally listen to my inner voice and strike out on my own. I wanted to finish it all. If I had known what point I would break, I wouldn't have planned anything beyond that, but I reached my own personal breaking point as far as my panic and anxiety. I was living in a mental hell. I think it was really starting to affect my performance as well. I really officially completely burned myself down to a nub."
The full interview can be read at this location.
Source: The Austin Chronicle
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