The band became much more well-known in the early 2000s due to their distinctive blend of experimental and electronic music. In addition to their music, they were well-known for their energetic live performances and Glass’s well-known stage persona. Their fans are still captivated by the group, renowned for their ground-breaking live performances and versatile electronic music that has become a classic. However, throughout its history, the band became involved in several scandals involving allegations of sexual abuse, assault, and other maltreatment committed by several members, most notably Alice Glass, the bandmate group’s key member.
Ethan Kath, one of the show’s producers, was accused by Glass of sexually assaulting and mistreating her. On the other hand, Kath refuted these claims and continued to perform as the Crystal Castles alongside Edith Frances, a new bandmate and vocalist. As a result, in 2016, the band released their fourth album, Amnesty (I). However, over time, various Crystal Castles bandmates, including Alice Glass, accused Ethan of sexually assaulting them. This led Ethan to file a defamation lawsuit against Glass, claiming that all of these false accusations significantly impacted his mental health and well-being.
The pains Alice Glass went through while working with Crystal Castles, including being sexually assaulted and mistreated by the bandmate’s owner or producer, are highlighted in her new album, Painful Past. She has spoken and written about everything she went through as Crystal Castles’ bandmate and all the terrible things she had to endure during this time.
Throughout its existence, the band lacked a creative drive. Even though the band continued to go on live tours, its popularity declined. As a result, the band eventually disbanded after losing its initial spark.
Image Credit – Ethan Kath