Viet Cong have finally changed their highly problematic name to Preoccupations after months of controversy surrounding them. The band originally announced plans to change their title back in September, while last March, a Viet Cong show was canceled due to negative reaction against them. In a statement, the band apologized to anyone they offended. Read their words below:

"After finishing our latest record and taking some time off, we are excited to announce that we will be performing and recording as "Preoccupations" going forward. We will be previewing new material from a forthcoming record in a series of festivals and shows in North America and Europe in the coming months. We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent. We are artists and not politicians, we understand that the name reflected pain to some individuals and we are happy to change it and move on and focus on our music. Thanks to all our friends and fans. See you all soon."