Joey Simpson has left Dr. Acula

According to a very lengthy statement from keyboard player Joey Simpson, it has been revealed that he is no longer a part of Dr. Acula. A ton of misinformation and rumors have been thrown around the internet and Joey is here to clear them all up. Read the official statement below.

On June 20th 2011 in Stockton CA I, Joey Simpson, quit Dr.Acula. After 2 releases with the band I parted ways with them while on the Horror Nights Tour. There are a handful of reasons why. I feel there is no need to go into detail but I was unhappy with things and tried to tough it out in hopes things would change but they didn’t. I snapped and walked away. I love them as people but could no longer work with them as a band. I understand they were upset with me because I just up and left them while on the road, but I’d also think they would understand the reasons why I left when I finally did talk with them a few days after. I’m making this statement because I’m hearing that people as well as members are telling false information about what happened. They are saying I left because of a girl (merch girl) they are saying I was kicked out and a bunch of other bullshit I’ve heard. I’m clearing this up right now. If need be, I have the text messages from conversations I had with members explaining the reasons why I up and left. A few of the members can understand why I left and can see some of the reasons and other members I guess don’t want to face the truth or just don’t care enough to be my friend.

At the end of the day, I quit Dr.Acula. I was not kicked out. I didn’t leave for some girl. They can post all the stuff they want and talk all they want but I have the proof. Even members of the bands on tour will back me up if needed. It hurts to know that I can’t even keep some of these guys as friends. I have not one time shit talked the band or put them down in anyway. I don’t have any plan to ever. It was my own doing for leaving and I’m very happy with the choice I made. I’m sure a lot of you people reading this don’t care or are going to shit talk on me. I don’t care. As long as everyone knows I quit for personal reasons.

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