If you’re still hoping for a D.R.U.G.S. reunion you’re going to be waiting for a very long time.
Some stories are too good to be true. This is one of them.
The alternative music community has been buzzing for the past twenty-four hours with rumors that D.R.U.G.S., otherwise known as Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, would soon reunite for the first time over five years. These rumors were sparked when the band’s former Twitter account, which now has the handle @Stickman, began teasing a big announcement for early 2018. The first tweet simply read “#TheComeback,” while the second shared a blurred photo of the band along with the date 2.02.18. You can view the tweets in question below:
Substream contacted D.R.U.G.S. members Nick Martin and Craig Owens separately by phone and direct message to discuss the story. Neither one knew their former band’s Twitter account was active again, nor do they know who is responsible for the tweets teasing a reunion. In fact, upon looking into our questions both Martin and Owens were surprised to discover they had been blocked from the account. Neither one could see the messages shared, but after sending them screenshots they reiterated the fact they are not involved in this tease whatsoever.
According to another person connected to the band that we spoke with, whose name we are protecting upon request, the members of D.R.U.G.S. have not had access to the account in some time. “There was a phishing scheme,” the contact told us. “Something involving a fake charity.” This contact also provided Substream with the name and contact information of the person the believed to currently be controlling the account. We reached out to this person as well, and though they admitted to running several fan accounts for popular alternative artists they would not claim ownership of the @Stickman handle. “I’ve never heard of this before, “ the alleged perpetrator told us. “I run fan accounts for A Day To Remember and other bands, but I have never stolen someone’s account to get ahead.”
Substream has also attempted to contact the other members of D.R.U.G.S., but as of this posting we have not received any further comments from the band or those connected to them.
While this news will no doubt sadden some fans who wish to see D.R.U.G.S. together again it should not come as a total surprise. Each member of D.R.U.G.S. has kept busy since the group disbanded with various individual music projects. Owens, for example, launched a solo effort under the name Bad Channels. Martin plays guitar in Sleeping With Sirens, who released their Warner Bros. debut album Gossip just last month. Both men will be busy for the foreseeable future, as will the other members of the band.
If you really need your D.R.U.G.S. fix you can purchase the band’s only album on a recently released limited edition vinyl pressing through Enjoy The Ride Records. We don’t believe any additional music or news will be coming from the group anytime soon, but just in case we’re wrong you follow Substream on Twitter to ensure you don’t miss another headline.