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Colleen Jenkins of the St. Petersburg Times has issued the following report:
If Michael Pyne had fought with his fists instead of a knife the night of June 23, 2005, he likely would have made a friend once the chaotic brawl at Ybor City's Masquerade nightclub ended.
Tommy Laskas had a way of winning people over, said his sister, Jaimie Mourer. "'Hey guy, no hard feelings,'" Mourer imagined Laskas would have said. He "probably would have handed you a beer."
Instead, Mourer spoke in place of her younger brother Monday (July 24). Then she and her family and his friends watched as the man who used a knife was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Laskas.
It was not the ending anyone had imagined for 29-year-old Laskas, a Gaither High School graduate who lived in Seminole Heights but knew Ybor City as the place where he spread his artistic wings, met and married his muse.
A familiar face to even the homeless people who roamed the area's streets, Laskas went to Masquerade to hear the band CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.
His wife, Wendy Laskas, and a friend accidentally knocked Pyne, a stranger, into a mosh pit during the concert.
They seem to part cordially — Pyne even handed them a business card — but ended up in a brawl about 20 minutes later.
Wendy Laskas and two others were hurt. Tommy Laskas died. The business card helped police nab Pyne.
To avoid a life sentence, the Pinellas Park man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and several counts of aggravated battery and assault.
He will serve 10 years of probation once his prison term ends.
Canada’s UNRESTRAINED! Magazine has named Opeth’s "Ghost Reveries" as the #1 Album of 2005 in their year-end issue that will be on stands December15th, 2005.
The full Top 20 of 2005 (as chosen by the staff) is as follows:
UNRESTRAINED! TOP 20 OF 2005
1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner)
2. Nevermore – This Godless Endeavour (Century Media)
3. Primordial – The Gathering Wilderness (Metal Blade)
4. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus (DRT)
5. Lurker Of Chalice – Lurker Of Chalice (Southern Lord/Total Holocaust)
6. Deathspell Omega – Kenose (N.E.D./Ajna Offensive)
7. Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God (Sanctuary)
8. Hypocrisy – Virus (Nuclear Blast)
9. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media)
10. Between The Buried And Me – Alaska (Victory)
11. Dark Tranquillity - Character (Century Media)
12. Ulver – The Blood Inside (The End)
13. Napalm Death - The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code (Century Media)
14. Rammstein - Rosenrot (Universal)
15. Torche – Torche (Robotic Empire)
16. Green Carnation – The Quiet Offspring (The End Records)
17. Leaves’ Eyes – Vinland Saga (Napalm)
18. Jesu - Jesu (Hydra Head)
19. Slough Feg – Atavism (Cruz Del Sur)
20. Red Knife Lottery – So Much Drama (Uprising)
For more information, visit www.unrestrainedmag.com.
Corrosion of Conformity have announced the following UK tour dates with Clutch and Stinking Lizabeta in January 2006:
Jan. 23 Leeds - Cockpit
Jan. 24 Glasgow - Garage
Jan. 25 TBA
Jan. 26 Portsmouth - Wedgewoodrooms
Jan. 27 Brighton - Concorde 2
Jan. 28 Oxford - Zodiac
Jan. 29 London - Mean Fiddler/Astoria
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have announced that they will leave the DISTURBED tour a week earlier than planned. The band will play all scheduled shows through Dec. 14. However, they have canceled support appearances with DISTURBED in Philadelphia on Dec. 16 and 17, Washington on Dec. 19 and 20, and Baltimore on Dec. 22. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY also has canceled headline dates in Reading, PA on Dec. 15 and Charlotte, NC on Dec. 21.
Singer/guitarist Pepper Keenan lives in New Orleans, where his family continues to suffer from the impact of Hurricane Katrina. "COC sincerely apologizes to everyone affected by the cancellations," reads a posting on the group's web site.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "In the Arms of God", available now on Sanctuary Records. The group's first collection of new material since 2000's "America's Volume Dealer" was produced by C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also produced C.O.C. bassist Mike Dean's track on Dave Grohl's PROBOT project and C.O.C.'s contribution to "Nativity In Black", the BLACK SABBATH tribute compilation. Playing drums was New Orleans' Stanton Moore, skinsman for the renowned jazz-funk combo GALACTIC.
The Jägermeister Music Tour kicks off this November. This time out, DISTURBED leads the assault. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY serves as direct support on the first leg of the tour and BLOODSIMPLE will do the honors on the second leg. Each night a Jägermeister-sponsored band will open the show.
DISTURBED will be touring in celebration of the release of their third album, "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Bros.), which debuted at #1 on Billboard's charts with sales of over 240,000 its first week out.
"I really respect what Jägermeister has done on previous tours," says singer David Draiman, "so now that we're doing our first headlining tour in two years, we want it to be the Jägermeister Music Tour. We're psyched to be headlining. I'm a huge fan of the drink, and there's no doubt that DISTURBED and Jägermeister are a perfect mix."
Says Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing & Brand Development for Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., the importers of Jägermeister, "Jägermeister is thrilled to be working with DISTURBED! We've been fans of their music for years, and now we finally get the chance to showcase them on the Jägermeister Music Tour!"
In the great tradition of the Jägermeister Music Tour, the ticket price will be kept in the $30 range, ensuring plenty of bang for the buck. Fans can expect great Jägermeister prizes and giveaways like the Jägermeister compilation CDs with live and unreleased tracks from Jägermeister bands as well as plenty of Jägermeister shirts, hats, and other prizes and giveaways from tour sponsors Schecter Guitars, Peavey Electronics, and Coffin Case.
Jägermeister Music Tour Dates - First Leg: More...
Corrosion of Conformity have announced the following headlining tour dates:
Nov. 28 Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theater
Dec. 04 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Dec. 10 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Dec. 21 Charlotte, NC - Treemont Music Hall
Other upcoming tour dates with Disturbed: More...
Dog Fashion Disco have parted with drummer Ollie, due to 'creative differences'. The band have brought back original member John Ensminger to help them out on new album 'Adultery'. He'll also be behid the kit when DFD tour as part of the upcoming Jagermeister Music Tour in America, with Disturbed and Corrosion of Conformity.
Mondo Generator are to replace Corrosion of Conformity as Motorhead's main support band for their upcoming European tour. This doesn't affect the UK, where In Flames will be the support act.
Most regional openers have been revealed for the forthcoming Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring DISTURBED and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. They are as follows:
November 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 7 - Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theatre w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 8 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 13 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ GONE UNTIL TOMORROW
November 14 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 16 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ WAITING 4 NEVER
November 17 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ STEMM
November 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 21 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 22 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
November 30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
December 2 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 3 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 5 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 6 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 8 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 9 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 13 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 14 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
Sweden Rock Festival is asking fans to vote for 30 bands they want to see at the festival. To vote, visit www.swedenrock.com and click on "Vi frågar er." Click on up to 30 of the bands you want to see, then click the "Skicka" button.
Some of the bands you can vote for: More...
Dates have been unveiled for Disturbed's upcoming run with Corrosion Of Conformity, the schedule looks as follows: More...
Corrosion of Conformity have been forced to postpone all U.K. shows and to pull out of supporting Motorhead in Europe.
C.O.C. guitarist and New Orleans resident Pepper Keenan is currently displaced and looking after family members as they await word on when or if they will be able to return to the city.
The band plans to be back on the road in November supporting Disturbed in the U.S.
Plans are underway to reschedule shows in Europe.
Corrosion of Conformity will be opening for Disturbed on the first leg of the Jägermeister Tour. Tour dates will be announced very shortly. For more information, visit www.jagermeistermusictour.com.
Corrosion of Conformity has announced tour dates for their upcoming European tour. Tour dates are as follows:
UK tour with Witchcraft:
Sept 25 Stoke On Trent - The Sugarmill
Sept 26 Oxford - The Zodiac
Sept 27 Brighton - Concorde 2
Sept 28 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Sept 29 Nottingham - Rock City
Sept 30 Glasgow - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Oct 01 Birmingham - Birmingham Academy (Carling Academy)
Oct 02 Newport - TJ's
Oct 03 Liverpool - Liverpool Academy 1,2,3,4 (Liverpool Univ.)
Oct 04 Manchester - Manchester Univ (Academy,MDH,Hop&Grape)
Oct 06 London - Carling Academy Islington & Bar Academy
European tour opening for Motörhead: More...
Corrosion of Conformity has announced a bunch of fall tour dates in the UK:
Sept. 25 Stoke - Sugarmill
Sept. 26 Oxford - Zodiac
Sept. 28 Portsmouth - Wedgwood Rooms
Sept. 29 Nottingham - Rock City
Sept. 30 Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Oct. 01 Birmingham - Academy 2
Oct. 03 Liverpool - Uni
Oct. 04 Manchester - Uni
Oct. 06 London, UK - Islington Academy
Corrosion of Conformity band has posted this message on their website regarding the benefit shows for the Laskas family following the stabbing at one of their shows last month:
The name of the man killed at the COC show in Ybor on June 23 is Tommy Laskas. As time goes on, we're getting more and more emails from Tommy's friends. It's an honor to have a guy like this come to our show. Tommy leaves behind a daughter and wife.
Many people are pitching in to help the family through this hard time.
JULY 9: A concert featuring 8 bands and DJs will be held to benefit the Laskas family. It will be at New World Brewery, 1313 8th Ave, Ybor City FL. Click here to see the flyer.
JULY 12: A wresting show will be put on to benefit the Laskas family. It will take place at the Full Moon Saloon, 1613 E 7th Ave, Ybor City FL. Phone: 813-248-3309.
JULY 17: A Silent Auction Art Show will be held to benefit the Laskas family. It will take place 1510 E 8th Ave (the corner of 8th Ave and 15th St.) at 5PM. Call ahead at 813-241-2435 to donate art, or come by for the show to pick some up. Click here for the flyer.
A savings account has also been set up for Tommy's wife and daughter if you would like to help directly. It is Wachovia savings account #3000078182834
Thanks everyone. Rest in peace Tommy.
Tampa Bay's 10 has filed a report from the Masquerade nightclub in Ybor City, Florida one night after a fatal stabbing at a Corrosion of Conformity concert there. According to the report, some people — including one of the stabbing victims — are questioning the loose security at the popular nightspot. You can watch the video report at tampabays10.com.
The arrest and booking information of the suspect arrested Saturday morning (June 25) in connection with the stabbings at CORROSION OF CONFORMITY concert in Ybor City Thursday night (June 23) has been posted online at the web site of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. You can check it out at this location.
Michael John Pyne (photo), 39, of Pinellas Park, turned himself in early Saturday morning, Tampa Police spokesman Joe Durkin said in a press release. Pyne is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault, according to TBO.com.
Four people were stabbed during a fight Thursday night during a concert inside The Masquerade. Thomas Laskas, 29, died of his injuries early Friday morning at Tampa General Hospital. Witnesses said Laskas was trying to break up the fight.
Police said Pyne admitted to being at the club and having a knife but told detectives that he does not remember anything after seeing his girlfriend in a fight.
Pyne is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail.
Michael Dunn of the Tampa Tribune has issued the following report: More...
It is being reported that at last night's CORROSION OF CONFORMITY show at The Masquerade in Tampa, FL four people were stabbed with one being fatally wounded. The band has released the following statement on their web site:
"We are stunned deeply saddened by the brutal stabbings of three people at the Tampa show last night. We don't have much information at this time. Unofficially we have heard that one victim didn't make it. In twenty plus years of gigging we've never seen anything like this. It's sad that people can't come together for a good time listening to music without something tragic happening. We feel for the families of those attacked and wish success to Tampa law enforcement in their quest to solve this pointless crime. Take care of each other and go in peace.
Anyone who has any information or saw anything should contact the Tampa Police at 813-276-3200."
Ben Montgomery of The Tampa Tribune has issued the following report on the incident: More...
Chart Attack reports that Corrosion of Conformity drove their record company crazy with their latest album, "In The Arms Of God." Several excerpts from the article:
"We drove the record company crazy with [it]," [guitarist/singer Pepper Keenan] admits. "It just didn't sound the way we wanted it to. We mastered the record three different times with three different people to get it right. The first guy compressed it to sound like a heavy metal album. We wanted it to feel like a jazz record. It needed those ups and downs. Once we heard it, we were like, 'No way. We're doing it again.'"
"We'd made a record that sounded so different compared to other bands. A lot of people forgot how to make classic-sounding records. Everything has to be on 10, raise it to the ceiling, that's not what we wanted. It's hard when there's this big dude who's done a million records and you're telling him that he's not got it right. He understood what we were trying to achieve though, 'cause we spent a lot of time trying to get the finer points in there."
"Hey, it worked and people get it," Keenan says with a confident smile. "Every time someone says to me, 'The drums sound like cannons!' I'm like, 'No shit, motherfucker, we didn't compress the drums!' We knew we were onto something."
Read the full article at Chart Attack.