May 9, 2013 17:43

Lead singer of US deathcore band Emmure gets electrocuted onstage – watch

Frontman Frankie Palmeri says he's 'OK' now and blames the incident on faulty wiring

The lead singer of US deathcore band Emmure has been electrocuted onstage. Scroll down and click 'play' to watch mobile footage of the shock incident.

The band were halfway through their first song during a gig at Moscow's Plan B club on Tuesday night (May 7) when the zap attack occurred. Frontman Frankie Palmeri is seen falling to the floor and another band member appears to receive a minor shock after trying to help him.

Unsurprisingly, the band cancelled the rest of the performance and guitarist Mike Mulholland later took to Twitter to apologise to gig-goers. "I'm so sorry to all of our Moscow fans who came to see us tonight," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Palmeri also used Twitter to confirm he wasn't seriously harmed by the shock, posting:


Palmeri also gave an explanation for the incident, writing: "A venue with no ventilation caused the entire venue to sweat + faulty wiring and grounding caused the accident. Shitty circumstances."

In a previous tweet, Palmeri had admitted he was aware conditions could be unsafe before he took to the stage. "I'm not mad at Plan B or Moscow or anything stupid like that," he wrote. "I took the risk because I wanted to step onstage and play an amazing show."

Emmure are a five-piece from Queens in New York. They released their fifth album 'Slave To The Game' in April 2012 and it peaked at Number 58 on the US albums chart – their highest position yet.

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