The power of close knit metal communities never ceases to amaze me. Chances are, at one time or another you too have witnessed this for yourself. Whether it be a promoter giving a band the shaft and needing to be blackballed or a member of our metal family coming into some hardship and needing a lending hand, the metal world has a special and unique way of coming together and getting done those things that need to get done. It is this same efficiency and strength in metal brotherhood that the Brisbane, Queensland, Australia scenes have demonstrated following a reportedly horrific incident occurring during a show at The Back Room at Chardons Corner Hotel on August 7th 2015. In spite of the efforts of the local scene in Brisbane, not enough has been done to uncover the name of the alleged culprit and that is why we here at TMF call on each and every one of you to help spread the word on this incident in an effort to gain some answers and justice, as well as raise awareness in the metal community about the heinous and atrocious acts of the low life’s that walk this earth. The following is a description of the events said to have taken place on the night in question.
Allegedly, sometime during the show, a young woman by the name [Name withheld per the victims request] had an unknown drug slipped into her drink which caused her to lose consciousness as well as vomit multiple times, which was likely her body trying to expel the drug. If not for a few good Samaritans noticing her distress and coming to her aid, later calling the ambulances that took the victim to a local hospital, we very well might have been writing a memorial for her instead of this call to action.
We are very happy to report that the victim has been released and is currently getting well at her home at this time, however, the story took a strange turn on the day following the incident when she received a Facebook message regarding the events that had taken place.
The above picture shows a screenshot taken by the victim of the messaged she received from a Chloe Jane Bartoli. In her message, Ms. Bartoli states that she in fact knows the person responsible for her drink being “spiked” and it wasn’t the first time the accused had committed the illegal act. Ms. Bartoli goes on to say that she unfortunately cannot divulge the name of the accused as it would be too damaging to his musical reputation in the local music community.
Rumors have surfaced that Ms. Bartoli used a fake profile to send her message to the victim. While this cannot be confirmed or disputed at this time, it is clear that the profile used to send the message has been deactivated and cannot be located.
Whether a Serial Date Rapist is on the loose in the Brisbane metal scene or rather this was a one off event that unfortunately took place, it should spark outrage from the metal communities across the globe. This is an act that can take place in any scene at any time and we as Metalheads need to stand together in an effort to raise awareness, get the word out, and let the scumbags that creep in the shadows that this kind of action will not be tolerated.
If you have any information regarding this case you are urged to contact the Brisbane police immediately. Share this story with your friends, your families, and your brothers and sisters in the metal community. Together we can get justice for this and all other victims and tell the world #notmyscene
KEEP IT METAL,
\m/That Metal Fan\m/