Former CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black (BLACK REIGN) has sent BraveWords.com the following statement regarding parting was with DEUXMONKEY, the project led by former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz:
"I've searched the world for musicians that possessed the talent and shared vision to bring you a band like no other. As previously announced in November of last year, I have found it in Black Reign!!! During my quest for the ultimate band line-up, I did a short stint with Dan Spitz for his DeuxMonkey project, thinking this might be the band that would be the answer to my quest. I quickly realized it wasn't! I gave Dan a verbal cease and desist on all my lyrics and vocals. I felt the songs were not up to my standards, and they were not to be released with my vocals. He agreed. Now, almost a year later, he's trying to release those songs with my vocals. Further, he is making misleading statements, saying that I'm in that band. The reality is that he is lying to all of his fans and mine, stealing my voice, lyrics and likeness - all to serve his own needs. I say it one more time so the world can hear me as well: Dan, cease and desist from using any of my vocals, lyrics, and likeness. Otherwise, the use of my name and likeness and any unauthorized use will be regarded as what it is: stealing! Dan, let's keep this out of the legal system and settle this issue quickly so we can both move on."