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Below is our complete Urizen news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Urizen just checked in with the following statement about being hiatus due to bassist Rustin Luther's health issues:
"Hello friends! I want to apologize for the radio silence around here, I know we've been very quiet since the tour and PAX, so we figured it was time for a little update.
"To make a long story short, Rustin has been going through some pretty major health struggles in his fight against cancer. There's no need to go into specific detail, but he's been struggling pretty hard for the past few months, even during our time on the road. With everything that is going on, we've all taken a step back from the band to focus on doing what is best for Rustin.
"We will keep you guys updated with any developments, but for the time being, please send your positive thoughts, vibes, prayers, mojo, and whatnot in Rustin's direction, because I know he would appreciate them!
"Thank you all for your continued love and support over the years. We cherish all of the memories we've created with you guys, and we're looking forward to making many more in the times to come!" More...
Urizen just checked in with this update about hitting the road in April for a new North American trek:
"We are extremely excited to announce that we will be joining the one-and-only Nekrogoblikon and our old pals Psychostick for a North American tour of truly epic proportions!
"This jaunt is taking us to previously unexplored territory, with shows in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and even Canada! This is such an awesome opportunity for us to meet more of our awesome friends across North America, and to spend every night rocking out with two such incredible bands!" More...
Machinae Supremacy has been on the "WTF" tour in Europe alongside Urizen, but remaining dates for the tour have been scrapped. Machinae Supremacy comments:
"Unfortunately we have to cancel our upcoming shows in Germany and The UK. On the morning of September 5th our bus driver Stefan, Gordon's father, suffered a stroke while driving between Turku to Tampere, Finland.
"Fortunately, Jonne, Gordon and Mika were very quick to react and managed to get down to him, take over and stop the bus, narrowly averting what could have been a catastrophic accident. The bus sustained some damage as it hit the highway guardrail, but everyone in the band and the rest of the crew is okay.
"Stefan was rushed to the hospital in Tampere and prepped for surgery, and we couldn't even see him. We were told there was nothing we could do for him. Instead of just sitting and waiting, we decided to go ahead and play the Tracon-X show, with the events of the day like a dark cloud over everything.
"The next two shows were in Sweden and we knew that whatever happens we have to get all the people and the bus and minivan back to Sweden either way, so we started heading back on the 6th. Gordon's mom and sister and Stefan's sister flew in to Tampere to be there with Stefan, who was still in critical condition due to complications during surgery. More...
Texas band Urizen just issued the following statement online about parting ways with the group's drummer:
"Friends, it is with sadness that we announce that we are parting ways with our long-time brother, drummer, and co-founding Urizen member Julio Escamilla. We have reached a point where our lives are leading us in different directions, and it is no longer possible for Julio to continue on with the band.
"We are parting on good terms, and there are no words to express the value that Julio has brought to this project with his skills as a drummer, his friendship, and his commitment to furthering the UriCause throughout the years. Be on the lookout for his insanely fast feet to show up in new and exciting musical projects very soon!
"We would also like to announce that we will be joined on all upcoming endeavors by our good buddy Nolan McCormick, who filled in behind the kit for Julio during our 25-date tour with Psychostick and Downtown Brown this past spring. Nolan brings his own set of killer skills to the table, and we're looking forward to continuing to rock with him as we barrel down this crazy robo-filled path we're on!
"We've got lots of fun stuff to share with you all soon, but for now, please join us in thanking Julio for everything he's done for this band since we first jammed on Dimmu Borgir covers with him all those years ago! Never stop a-rockin', dudes and dudettes!"
Texas outfit Urizen has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance tonight:
"We are very very sad to say that we will NOT be performing at Wits End in Dallas for tonight's Christmas show and toy drive. The road conditions in DFW are just too hazardous, especially to the north, where Thomas and I live. There's no way for us to safely make it to Dallas, and we are very unhappy about that.
"At this time I do not know if the rest of the show is canceled, but I will give updates as I hear them.
"If you live in DFW, or any of the areas affected by this icy winter storm, please PLEASE stay home tonight! Unless you are willing to risk your vehicle and your life, just kick back, grab an NES controller, and ride the cold out in style!
"Be safe!" More...
Urizen has released a bizarre live video for "The Horror," shot at Animation & Gaming Ohio in April, 2013. Check out the band's toiletry-based struggles with robots and monstrous creatures below.