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Trapped Under Ice Frontman Apologizes For His Actions And For Attacking A Fan In Europe

Trapped Under Ice frontman Justice Tripp has posted the following statement online through the band's official Facebook page in repsonse to his recent actions in Germany where he attacked a young fan in attendance at the 2011 "Rebellion" tour.

"First off I’d like to say I’m sorry for not getting this done sooner. We’ve had very limited Internet access over here in Europe. There are a lot of things being said about the events in Essen a few days ago. Some are true some are not.

"I would first like to clarify that I didn’t do what I did out of ANGER but what I thought was self defense. When I was knocked off the stage I hit my head, a lot of stuff after that is a blur. However it is clear that I took it too far and I’m sorry for that.

"I'd like to keep the other parties name out of this, as I’m not certain if he is comfortable with being named. At end of the night I got the chance to apologize to him face to face and he accepted my apology. I think a lot of people may be unaware of that at this point.

"In any case, I’m very sorry to the other party involved. Im sorry to anyone who had to witness my stupid behavior. This is not typical behavior for me or my band. Don’t feel discouraged to come out to the rebellion tour. Our actions do not represent the package. So again, I apologize.

Justice and Trapped Under Ice"

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1. sick writes:

lost a lot of respect for these guys, poor kid.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 2:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jackrum writes:

limited internet acces in europe???

maybe in the former eastern block but not in GERMANY...

i smell BS

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 6:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. macky3214 writes:

Yea sounds like he was made do it haha

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 6:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

he now knows what he did will bring him nothing but trouble throughout his career now and he is trying to backtrack to save his a$$!! and "LIMITED" internet access is a fkn lie straight out!! you acted like an unevovled monkey and now know your a$$ will get jumped for it!!

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. btbamfav20 writes:

WTF is with musicians attacking audience members lately? seriously, just put a f***ing punching bag on stage if u need to hit something lmao

NP: Stone Of The Seven Suns - Suidakra

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

This "apologize" is laughable at best. The whole self defense excuse may have worked if the video had not been posted online. You lose dipsh**.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rychemn writes:

We can get live updates out of Libya.....but not parts of Europe?......hmm....you are right Branded....I smell some big time b.s......

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. flonzo writes:

f*** OFF, stupid c***

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

Backpeddle engaged... Poorly.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

its called a 'canned apology statement', the lil' faggits employers put the pressure on his punk ass....

but i did like the part about the broke jawed kid "accepting his apology"....wonder if he'll feel the same after a week or two of the ol' chomper wired shut?

hardcore? pfffft...

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. R Tenney writes:

It does sound somewhat forced. He at least admitted that he's an idiot though. I think Rollins handled things much differantly in Black Flag back in the day. Heckled and spit on by Nazi skins and sh** when they played Europe. These dipsh**s now resort to gang style beatdowns. Sad indeed

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BrianMN writes:

I wasn't even going to bother commenting on this whole scenario, why bother?
I've seen so much stupidity at metal concerts I stopped going years ago.
Fine example was the Pantera/White Zombie tour where at least five guys got kicked out for fighting. Why pay all that money to get tossed before the show even starts?

As for this guy?
Whatever....words are cheap.
Apologize with a check, at the VERY least for the kids medical expenses.
If I were the kid I'd be going after the label.
They are liable for their acts.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. decapitator94 writes:

Well, he hit his head, so naturally he had to stomp the kid out of self-defense. Dumbass.
And the guitarist that joined in, what's his excuse? He didn't seem to hit his head off of anything.
It's sad that the kid likes them so much that he would actually accept the apology.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

@brianmn:
that was a crazy fkn tour with Pantera/WZ!! caught that tour stop in Houston TX and they were throwing people out left and right for fighting

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. PANDA writes:

That's some fvcking bullsh!t, dude. Does he seriously think apologizing to the kid is gonna make things right? I agree with Hellrat; he's accepted the apology now but I'll bet he's not gonna be feeling that way for much longer.

As for the whole issue, I think it's really pathetic. If you didn't want your fans trying to interact with you, then don't suck as bad and make more money.. Then maybe... just MAYBE you'll be able to play at a bigger venue where fans won't be able to make physical contact with you.

Who the fvck is this band anyways? I've heard of a lot of bands, especially hardcore ones with the whole scene fad around and me being so young... but who the sh!t are these guys. They fvcking suck the shaft, big time.

"Oh yeah uhh, I hit my head and don't remember anything but I remembered enough to realize I did something wrong and apologize to the kid after the show." This apology is so staged, it's not even funny.

What a fvcking idiot. Karma's gonna bite this guy in the a$$ so hard. xD

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Shno writes:

I think it's a ploy to save his image so that people will still go see Trapped Under Ice...I never saw them as a reason to go see a show, though, so I don't see what he is looking for. Either way, I agree with the majority. Poor attempt at an apology.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BrianMN writes:

@Branded....I agree, crazy tour.
So glad I got to see Pantera and White Zombie since neither are with us anymore.

# Mar 30, 2011 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. joshuaX writes:

of course it's forced, who gives a f*** he shouldn't have to apologize for something as dumb as this

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

^maybe so, who the fvck cares? i certainly don't give a fvck....but YOU should definitely have to apologize for being as dumb as you are :)

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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