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In a follow up to last week's announcement, Chicago based Machine / Metalists Marazene have announced that MUSHROOMHEAD percussionist Dan 'Little Dan' Fox will fill in for them on drums on their upcoming tour.
Drummer and co-founder Kristov Kemp had confirmed to the band only last week a cancer relapse that will require immediate chemotherapy treatment and which will force him to sit out the Fall tour.
The blog posted by multi-instrumentalist and co-founder DieTrich Thrall follows:
"MARAZENE would like to thank the entire SkumF***er Nation for all of your support following last weeks disappointing announcement regarding our brother Kristov's current health crisis.
"Marazene understand the importance of a touring opportunity for an independent band such as ours. While bands such as Static X, Nine Inch Nails, or Korn could easily reschedule a National Tour, Marazene are forced to consider numerous pros and cons. So many logistics had to be in the bag by the time we got the update on Kristov's health situation. We could all just turn around, throw in the towel, and give up but that's not Kristov's way of dealing with his health nor is it our way of dealing with our band.
"Kristov needs to focus on fighting this. He can never be replaced. That can never be questioned. He'll be back. And Marazene will only be stronger in the long run.
"We're fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to have Dan 'Little Dan' Fox jump on board to cover live drums with such little notice. He's an amazing talent and probably the only person in the world who could've filled in for our brother Kristov during this generally shitty turn of events. A very special thanks goes out to him.
"And so on behalf of Marazene and with Kristov's full endorsement, Marazene will continue forward with our Fall tour plans!
"Special thanks and mention go out to members of Mushroomhead who have patiently stood by us as we decided how best to proceed with the tour.
"Marazene have always endured on the very hard work of it's team and the unwavering support of our friends and fans! None of this would be possible without you and we thank you again for sticking by us during this difficult time!"
Kristov Kemp was first diagnosed with intestinal cancer in May 2006 and had surgery to remove a cancerous growth and numerous lymph nodes followed by chemotherapy for much of the remainder of the year. Despite the intensive treatment, he continued to perform with Marazene as they toured the Midwest in support of the self release of their debut album, 'MachiNation'.
Marazene only weeks ago announced their upcoming tour with Megaforce recording artist MUSHROOMHEAD and Metropolis records PSYCLON NINE. The three bands had previously toured together for four weeks in the Spring.
MUSHROOMHEAD will hit the road for a fall tour to support their new album Savior Sorrow, which has sold over 75,000 since its release.
A new video directed by Mushroomhead for 'Tattoo' will be released for Halloween. The visionary masked band combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements.
28 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
29 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
30 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
2 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
3 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
4 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
5 - Waterloo, IA. - The NCC / Pepsi Pavilion
6 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
7 - Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
8 - New York, NY. - Highline Ballroom
9 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
12 - Orono, ME - Ultra Lounge
13 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
14 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
16 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In
17 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
18 - Charlotte, NC. - Amos' Southend
19 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
20 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
22 - Orlando, FL -- The Social
23 - St. Petersburg - State Theatre
24 - Jackson, MS - Fire
25 - Fayatteville AK - George's Majestic Lounge
26 - San Antonio, TX. - Rock Bottom Bar
27 - Ft. Worth, TX. - The Rockyard
28 - Houston, TX. - Meridian
29 - Baton Rouge, LA. - Click's
31 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
1 - Madison, WI - The Annex
2 - Traverse City, MI - Streeters
3 - Lakewood, OH - Fantasy City
Mushroomhead drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and vocalist Waylon Reavis have teamed with Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca and Tommy Church of The Autumn Offering to form the band Tenafly Viper. The band has recorded fifteen tracks which have been submitted to Megaforce Records. More info will be available on the band's website soon.
A new MUSHROOMHEAD video has surfaced online via the Precinct 13 Entertainment MySpace page. The clip for "Damage Done" (watch it at this location) was produced by Precinct 13 during the shoot for their upcoming film "The Rage", directed by FX legend Robert Kurtzman ("From Dusk Til Dawn", "Wishmaster") and it features the fire-breathing burlesque of Miss Pussycat.
Pitch Black Forecast, a group which features former Mushroomhead frontman Jason 'J Mann' Popson and Gene Hoglan of Strapping Young Lad and Dark Angel fame, have posted their two new tracks "Ornament" and "Halt" online here.
Fromer Strapping Young Lad/Death drummer Gene Hoglan is time taking part as a permanent member in the band Pitch Black Forcast which also features former Mushroomhead singer ‘J-Mann‘ who is going under the name, "J.Popson", Robert Reinard on guitar, and Craig Martini on bass. To check out some demo material and learn more check out the Pitch Black Forcast myspace, http://www.myspace.com/pitchblackforecast. Pitch Black Forcast are currently shopping their demo looking for a record label.
Tickets for the Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground Tour are now available through Artist Arena at a discounted price for a limited time. A portion of the proceeds generated from the pre-sale will be donated to Cure Autism Now.
In addition to the previously announced stellar lineup, which includes headliners GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and Job For A Cowboy, the third annual Sounds of the Underground summer touring fest will feature additional bands in select cities:
- Thrash metal veterans Testament will play before GWAR at the Starland Ballroom on July 14 in New Jersey.
- Mushroomhead will close the show in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio on July 21 and will also perform as special guests in Columbus on July 22, Chicago on July 23, and Minneapolis on July 24.
- The legendary Suicidal Tendencies will close shows in San Jose, California on August 3, Irvine, California on August 4, and Mesa, Arizona on August 5.
- Modern thrash titans Lamb of God will headline a recently added date on August 11 in Louisville, Kentucky and will be joined by special guests Hatebreed and Behemoth.
The regular lineup for Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground includes headliner Gwar, with co-headliners Chimaira, Every Time I Die and a band to be announced soon rotating set times throughout the tour. The lineup will be rounded out by Job For a Cowboy, Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Number Twelve Looks Like You Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents.
Oderus Urungus, lead throat-thing of GWAR, rulers of Earth, when told of the addition of the various guests, responded, "I give my personal seal of filthy approval to this excellent selection of bands. Suicidal in particular played one of the first GWAR shows ever. Tonight I shall burn a baby upon the Altar of Eternal Syphillis."
Mushroomhead have announced the following tour dates:
March 2nd in Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
March 3rd in Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 4th in Madison, WI @ The Annex
March 5th in Springfield, MO @ Remmington's
March 6th in Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
March 7th in Moore, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
March 8th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
March 9th in San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 10th in Houston, TX @ Meridian
March 11th in Ft. Worth, TX @ Texas Hellfest @ The Rockyard
March 13th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
March 14th in Orlando, FL @ The Social
March 16th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
March 17th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
March 18th in Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
March 19th in Townson, MD @ Recher Theater
March 23rd in Portland, ME @ The Station
March 25th in New York, NY @ Rebel
MUSHROOMHEAD have announced a host of new dates for the month of November. They are as follows:
November 2 - Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
November 3 - Orono ME @ Ushuaia
November 4 - Bedford NH @ Mark's Place (18+)
November 5 - Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
November 7 - Charlotte NC @ Amos' South End (16+)
November 8 - Jacksonville NC @ Hooligans
November 10 - St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater
November 11 - Ft. Lauderdale FL @ Culture Room
November 13 - Jacksonville FL @ Free Bird Live
November 14 - Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
Just For Fun
Hot Topic has put together an interactive e-card creator. With it you can create a Halloween E-card for a friend while listening to some of the hottest releases from Red Distribution bands at HotTopic.com! Featuring:
Boys Like Girls
Bullet For My Valentine
My Chemical Romance
War of Ages
You can create your own e-card here.
MUSHROOMHEAD have posted the 20 minute trailer to the controversial, award-winning documentary on SLIPKNOT, 35” MUDDER, and the Des Moines music scene, "A Clown Short of Destiny," at their MySpace page.
Mushroomhead has debuted the "Director's Cut - Simple Survival" music video, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker Chad Calek (10 Years, Bleeding Through, Taking Back Sunday) exclusively on the IKLIPZ website. "Simple Survival" is the new single off of Mushroomhead's Filthy Hands/Megaforce release titled "Savior Sorrow", which which was released worldwide on Sept 19th.
SOiL has refused to play the October 26th date in Columbus, OH of the MUSHROOMHEAD/SOiL tour at the Al Rosa Villa club. The band cites the murder of the legendary Dimebag Darrel that occured at the club in December 2005. "We find it in bad taste that the club is even still standing" says guitarist Shaun Glass. "I would be sick to my stomach to just walk into that place." Bassist Tim King continues "Maybe other bands can play the club and not be bothered by what happened in there, but as close as we were with Dime and the DAMAGEPLAN camp, we would be unable to get on that stage without breaking down. We hope our fans will understand and respect our decision."
The Jagermeister Presents Mushroomhead, SOiL and Brand New Sin tour will see SOiL out on the road till the end of Fall.
SOiL’s album, True Self was released 05/10 and features guest appearance by Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell in the track, “Forever Dead”. The video for, “Give It Up” was a staple on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball. True Self also features the band’s new charismatic frontman, AJ Cavalier and marks SOiL’s return. The album is produced by Ulrich Wild (Static X, Pantera, Deftones, Seether).
Check SOiL out on the Jagermeister Presents Tour: More...
Mushroomhead's entire newly-released album "Savior Sorrow" has been posted online in streaming audio form here.
Soil have announced tour dates with Mushroomhead and rumored to possibly go on tour with In Flames. Soil/Mushroomhead tour dates are as follows:
9/27 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
9/28 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
9/29 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (18+ only)
9/30 Madison, WI @ The Annex
10/1 Fargo, ND @ Playmaker's Pavilion
10/2 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
10/3 Topeka, KS @ Static Bar
10/5 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre (16+ only)
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
10/7 Boise, ID @ Big Easy
10/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne- Gravity Room
10/10 San Franciso, CA @ Slims
10/12 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/15 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
10/16 Temple, AZ @ The Marquee
10/17 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/27 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
10/28 Clevland, OH @ Agora
10/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (18+ only)
Dates were taken from Mushroomhead and Soil's websites, dates on the sites conflict, I have tried to be as accurate as possible, Mushroomhead's site is as follows: http://www.mushroomhead.com/main.html
MUSHROOMHEAD have released a new Ecard for the forthcoming Savior Sorrow album here.
Savior Sorrow will be released on September 19th via Megaforce Records. It was produced by Steve Felton and Mushroomhead at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios in April, 2006. Mushroomhead's prior release, XIII, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #40 and went on to sell 400,000 copies worldwide.
The visionary masked band combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements. The first single hit radio in mid-August, and the band will begin a world tour starting September 20, 2006.
MUSHROOMHEAD's brand new single, "Simple Survival", has been posted online at teh band's MySpace page.
MUSHROOMHEAD will film a video for "Simple Survival" with director Chad Calek (BLEEDING THROUGH, INDEX CASE). The song comes off the group's new album, "Savior Sorrow" (artwork), due on September 19 via Megaforce Records. The CD was produced in April 2006 by drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and MUSHROOMHEAD at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios and is "a new chapter in MUSHROOMHEAD's evolution," according to Felton. "There are sounds on this album that sound so brutal and huge. We focused on delivering some vicious hardcore mixed with heavy melodic hooks. Lyrically, it definitely reflects where the world is at this moment in time." More...
MUSHROOMHEAD will release its new album Savior Sorrow on September 19th, 2006. The band recently debuted its first single "Simple Survival" on several stations across the USA. At KRQR, it was a "David and Goliath" story of arguably the biggest commercial rock band in the USA going up against an arsty metal band. MUSHROOMHEAD's "Simple Survival" went up against EVANESCENCE's "Call Me When You're Sober" on KRQR's "Cockfight" on August 24th, which left MUSHROOMHEAD the clear winner and champ.
"It feels really good this time around. Radio seems to really dig it. And it's a new chapter in our evolution. There are sounds on this album that sound so melodic, yet brutal and huge. The album is quite diverse, yet retains a MUSHROOMHEAD dynamic," says drummer Skinny.
Savior Sorrow was produced by Steve Felton and MUSHROOMHEAD at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios in April 2006. MUSHROOMHEAD's prior release, XIII, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #40 and went on to sell 400,000 copies worldwide.
MUSHROOMHEAD and SOiL will be taking to the road together for a full tour of the United States this September through October. Two opening acts for the tour as well as full itinerary are to-be-announced.