Season of Mist’s decision to drop the band is actually more likely related to an article MetalSucks ran today reporting that Inquisition frontman Jason “Dagon” Weirbach plead guilty to child pornography charges in 2009. The article reads:
Inquisition frontman Jason Weirbach, a.k.a. “Dagon,” plead guilty to child pornography charges in 2009, according to official documents from the Superior Court of Washington for Snohomish County.
The documents, which are a matter of public record, state that NCMEC (the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) became aware of an account uploading sexually explicit photographs of “young females in their early teens or pre-teens” to the photo-sharing website Photobucket in November of 2006. After tracing the uploader’s I.P. address and determining its jurisdiction, NCMEC contacted the Everett Police Department, who subsequently launched an investigation.
Although the user name for the Photobucket account suggested its owner was a woman, that investigation eventually led police to Weirbach. In late 2007, Detective Karen Kowalchyk visited Weirbach and his wife at their home. While Weirbach was out of the room, his wife admitted that they were having marital problems, that Weirbach liked for her to dress up as a young girl when they had sex, and that she was concerned he might be looking at child pornography online; while his wife was out of the room, Weirbach admitted that the Photobucket images were his, and that he had pretended to be a lesbian while obtaining them online. Weirbach claimed that he had only ever looked at the images “out of curiosity.”
The MetalSucks article also points out that Weirbach was charged with Fourth Degree Assault and Third Degree Malicious Mischief in February of 2006. MetalSucks mention that they reached out to Season of Mist for comment on the child pornography charges yesterday morning, and were told in the afternoon that the label is no longer working with Inquisition.
More information can be read here.