It turns out that Flint, MI band and recent Roadrunner signing King 810’s reputation as tough guys isn’t just an act. The band were forced to pull out of the UK’s Download Festival after two of its members were arrested in connection with an assault last year that left a man in critical condition. Vocalist David Gunn and bassist Eugene Gill, both 28, were picked up at the Detroit Metro Airport and charged with Assault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm. The case dates back to October of last year, and involves a fight outside a Flint bar.
The two were arraigned yesterday (13), and are due back in court for a pre-trial on June 17th. They’re both facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of not more than $5,000. However, if there are any previous felony convictions for either, that makes them habitual offenders that could see them facing life in state prison. The band, whose EP Proem is out now, made some waves last month at Rock on the Range when they took the stage with members that had fake assault rifles onstage. They’re set to appear on this year’s Mayhem Fest, which kicks off next month in July. Seems like that might be up in the air now, though. Here’s what the band had to say about it via their Facebook page, which is where the airport picture of Gunn and Gill being arrested came from:
We will not be performing at Download this weekend. Two of us were put behind bars in Flint, MI. on Thursday afternoon as we drove into Detroit Metro Airport for the flight to London.
Upon arrival the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team arrested David and Eugene and took them away in handcuffs.
At the time of this writing they remain in jail for an alleged assault from last year.
We apologize we cannot make it. We promise we will be there as soon as we possibly can.