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Summon Concert Sparks Brawl Between Band Members

Following a "devastatingly killer" performance in front of a packed audience at Detroit's Club 2500, members of Michigan's "satanic beer metal cult" SUMMON certainly lived up to their intense reputation as a fistfight broke out between founder and bassist Necromodeus and frontman Xaphan. The bloody brawl which ensued left Xaphan "permanently scarred" and the popular underground outfit in search of a new singer/guitarist.

Contrary to rumors stemming from a post on Xaphan's official MySpace page, SUMMON has not disbanded and are actively seeking a replacement for the former frontman.

In an official statement, band leader Necromodeus stated, "We're not going to quit because he did…again. We're looking for a replacement singer."

Most recently, the popular underground group issued "Fallen" via Austria's Napalm Records. Featuring appropriately wicked cover art from legendary artist Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD, RITUAL CARNAGE) and allegedly being the first extreme metal album to be recorded in Dolby 5.1 sound, the record scored big with critics and fans alike, garnering rave reviews in the press and attracting a rabid audience to European concerts in support of GOD DETHRONED and U.S. appearances alike.

Currently, the group is preparing material for their next album and looking toward touring in October with Century Media recording artists INCANTATION.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. psythe writes:

hahahahah, see now, all bands should do this as a stage show, not just when they have a douche of a frontman. how awesome would concerts be?!!

# Jul 7, 2006 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. killingtime420 writes:

This reminds me a bit of Coal Chambers fall-out between members.
Only this appears (in writing) to be more aggressive than the aforementioned, plus it's not the end of the band.

# Jul 7, 2006 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Coalchamber just kind of imploded....Everyone was pulling creatively in different directions.

There was more interband strife, most significantly with Sevendust...and more specificly drumer/vocalist Morgan Rose....husband to Rayna Foss if memory serves...

Ah drama.

The best fights between band members in the same band are the little unsigned, out of tune, 30 something drunkard bar bands with no future of even keeping a song intact let alone a set or a recording session.....Funny stuff.

I once watched a reverse of what used to happen in Nirvana (Cobain leaping at whichever drummer happened to playing) in which the singer/guitarist sang out of key and forgot his words. The drummer ran through his kit and tackled the singer.

The bassist dropped his bass on the floor with this deafening thud and went straight to the bar. Without missing a beat, he said to the bartender "Kill me". and ordered something like 8 shots in a ten minute period.

Best. Show. Ever. Band was called Ripkin's b****es, ah memories.

Funny stuff.

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4. BodyHammer writes:

Did Coal Chamber have an onstage incident?

# Jul 8, 2006 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Not that I've heard. Rayna found God, around the time she peeled off from the group...this is where things truely came apart.

The guitarist and singer were always at eachothers throat, and Dez was noted for being dramatic and unreasonable in confrontations (who among us aren't though)...but everything I'm saying is conjecture and heard/read 3rd and 4th hand.

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6. #54 writes:

This is bullsh*t bands always have problems they shouldnt get all butt hurt from one fight

# Jul 13, 2006 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. killingtime420 writes:

RM? - Rayna "finding Christ" created some bitterness in Dez, leading him to verbally attack the Rose family - Rayna and often enough Morgan (7dust).

I remember reading somewhere that at a show in Texas after a spat between Meegs and Dez, Meegs got p***ed and whacked Dez with his guitar then bolted from the stage.

I think "Dark Days" is something of a tribute album to the bands final days. Songs like "Rowboat", "Friend" & "Beckoned" might be indicative of the internal strife occuring during the recording process. That's just a thought though.

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