Tau Cross’ Rob Miller doubles down, defends his support of Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin
Tau Cross -- featuring frontman Rob Miller of Amebix as well as members of Voivod, Misery, and Provoked -- were dropped by Relapse Records just one month after announcing their third album for the label, after the label discovered that Miller thanked noted Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin -- whose 2015 book Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil calls the Holocaust the "biggest lie in history" -- in the liner notes for the album. Miller thanked Menuhin "for the inspiration and material behind the ideas represented on this album," and also "for taking me down a very dark road that has led to unexpected illumination."
The other four members of Tau Cross then responded with their own statement, saying none of them were familiar with Menuhin, and that they "are adamantly against anything relating to this kind of ugliness." "We’ve been vigilant in our attempts to get answers as to why this has happened and, frankly, how it could possibly happen considering our background and beliefs," they added.
Tau Cross' Facebook profile has now been pulled, but The PRP reports that, before the page was taken down, Miller posted another statement, doubling down on his decision to support Gerard Menuhin and further defending his work. Canadian metal blog Boulevard Brutal also posted screenshots. The statement reads:
I would like to second the sentiments of the other members of Tau Cross, i do owe them an apology for not explaining my lines of enquiry or the people who have influenced my view so dramatically over the past few years,they are not in any way to blame for anything i have written or read,and i understand the need to distance themselves from that subject.
i wish them all the very best in their futures and treasure the times we have shared together. The book ‘tell the truth and shame the devil’ by Gerard Menuhin is available on Amazon and Kindle,and also in good reads, where it gets a consistent 4.5 stars out of 5,so not exactly obscure or unavailable, unless you live in Germany where it is forbidden to engage in any conversation on some of the matters contained within those pages.
There are a number of people languishing in Prisons over there for expressing even a slight academic interest in the matter, so effectively all discussion is shut down and we live in a state of what can only be described as Religious obedience. it is a Religion,and anyone approaching the matter is in danger of being charged with heresy and publicly executed, so you can feel free to examine yourself and see if you believe this is a good thing or not.
As a singer in a band i have always been serious about the Truth, trying to refine the material and ideas to some kind of overarching theory, i cannot simply skim the material,i have to go into it and prepare to be changed by that journey. that has happened on a number of occasions, through reading Menuhins book,through John Lash and his work,through 9/11 research,through the Europa-the last battle video series that is constantly popping up and being pushed back down on youtube.
If I stop asking questions I stop being true to myself,so i have no choice. For 99 percent of people they have already made up their mind about me based on the words of another man written in a book they have never read, and that is enough to make a judgement,so on you go,join in the feeding frenzy of virtue signalling and outrage if you like but i stand by my endorsement of this book as it was such an important part of this journey, this is not to say that i like the Author as a person or even know that much more about him,the book is primarily a collection of quotes and original source materials, a book to study and not for salacious gossip. Others will see what is real in this situation and what is not.
Messengers of deception is probably our best album to date, it continues the enquiry and refines it through the lens of the Gnostic heresy and what that really was,why it had to be completely eradicated and what that means for our World today, the irony of having released a single about the inquisition and the suppression of speech should not be lost on anyone. Love and Light to all who want it, Rob Miller–Tau Cross…over and out.
Stay tuned for any further updates on this story.
UPDATE: Miller says that Michel Langevin (also of Voivod) and Andy Lefton are no longer in Tau Cross, and that he will continue the band on his own.