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Below is our complete Healer 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

White Zombie Drummer Talks About New Box Set

White Zombie drummer Ivan de Prume has posted the following message online regarding the bands forthcoming box set:

“Finally, man!! There is so much material before we were signed to Geffen and put out La Sexorcisto and it shows an evolution of the band. When I joined the band at the age of 17, they had recorded one EP. Sean and I had played together previously and when they needed a drummer, she called me. I was listening to bands like METALLICA, SLAYER, and of course the BEASTIE BOYS, who were busting out in New York at the time. We all brought different influences to the table. I was still in high school and just wanted to play drums and had definitely not refined my writing technique or my playing yet. We worked hard, played a lot, and tried to put songs together but we were all really young at making music. I’m sure you’ll be able to hear an evolution and growth as the band became more cohesive in what we wanted to do and learned to actually put it all together. This is the process that any young band goes through and I have really fond memories of those innocent times.

"We were a band who just wanted to make music and have it heard and we were lucky enough to be doing it at a time when the industry still responded to that. I know a lot of great musician’s out there right now making exceptional music but that’s not what motivates the industry anymore and I think that’s a shame. I wish we could go back to the days where you could have a great sound and people would buy your records but instead we have a nation of people looking to American Idol to tell them what’s good. For now, I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing with my band Healer and know that we’re being true to ourselves as musicians and hope that bands that are practising the same philosophy continue to eek their way onto the airwaves and into people’s lives. Enjoy the early stuff for now and keep rockin’!!”

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Industrial In L.A.: Krell Haunts The Scene

I dropped in on Krell performing at The Joint in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 4th with some high expectations. I have been listening to this band's music on MySpace now for several weeks prior to doing this review and let me just say it was a night I won't soon forget. More...

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Healer West Hollywood Showcase Announced

HEALER, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume, will be showcasing at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Monday, January 30 at 10 p.m. sharp. The first 100 people that mention HEALER will be admitted free. HEALER will also be performing at The Joint in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 4 and in New York on March 18 for an 18-and-older show at the Continental.

Joining de Prume in creating HEALER's eclectic sound is Scott von Heldt (KURAI, THEATER OF MADNESS), Jerry Scott (XYZ, MOLLY HATCHET) and Martin St-Pierre (Cirque Du Soleil).

HEALER was formed in July of 2003 after de Prume began composing songs to forge his musical vision into the "sonic masterpiece" that would become the band's debut release, "Awakening".

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Former White Zombie, Strife Members Become Healer

HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, are currently in the recording studio finishing vocal tracks for their upcoming demo. The band plan to begin playing live shows in the Los Angeles area in April. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada native Martin St-Pierre, bassist John McLaughlin (ex-NEW PAST LIFE), plus the group's latest additions, singers Scott "SVH" Von Heldt and Kate St-Pierre. The band's musical direction is described as "world music meets SEPULTURA, NINE INCH NAILS and MASSIVE ATTACK."

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