Posts Tagged ‘OTEP’

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MARAZENE MACHINE Covering MOTLEY CRUE’s “LIVE WIRE”, New Song Titles Dropped

October 26, 2010

MARAZENE circa 04.21.06 from l to r: Kristov, Stiph, Thrall, Gash, Skum - backstage after A Pearl Room performance with American Head Charge. This picture was taken only weeks before Kris would be diagnosed with cancer.

Source: www.MarazeneMachine.com

Chicago’s Electro-Metal MARAZENE MACHINE will cover MOTLEY CRUE‘s “LIVE WIRE” according to the bands Official website: www.MarazeneMachine.com.

The Machine-Metal mavens – currently in-studio – have also posted two new song titles; “WELCOME TO YOUR HOLIDAY” and “THE VERY SAD FATE OF MISS DESDEMONA ANTOINETTE MARCEAUX“, both of which are expected to be key tracks on an as yet untitled self-produced new release.

“The rust is burning off the gears as the machine heats up,” multi-instrumentalist and vocalist NIKK SKUM noted. “We’ve been spring-loaded for awhile now. Once this train leaves the station, it’s not stopping till the end of the line…”

The band will be re-teaming up with JEFF VEREB (SMASHING PUMPKINS) for the final mix. Vereb was the mix engineer behind the ‘MachiNation‘ album as well as the tracks that appeared on THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and RECALIBRATED box sets.

The principle songwriting tandem of producers DIETRICH THRALL and NIKK SKUM have largely kept a low profile since the tragic loss of co-founding member KRISTOPHER “KRISTOV” KEMP in early 2009 to a three year battle with colon cancer. In recent months however the members have been dropping hints as to demo progress while putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2007’s critically regarded ‘MachiNation’ album.

MARAZENE MACHINE won over industry insiders and fans Nationwide with their explosive, high-energy performances while touring the U.S. and Canada 100% DIY in 2006-2008 with such acts as MUSHROOMHEAD, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, PSYCLON NINE, DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY, and WEDNESDAY 13.

For more information: www.MarazeneMachine.com

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The Return Of MARAZENE MACHINE

September 29, 2010

MARAZENE MACHINE: prepping new music for release in October 2010


Source: www.MarazeneMachine.com

CHICAGO, IL (DLSP) — October 2010 will herald the long-awaited return of Chicago’s MARAZENE MACHINE (formerly MARAZENE)!

The Machine-Metal Mavens, now fully embracing their distinct Electro-Metal Revolutionary tendencies, will hit the studio in the coming weeks to hammer out the final tracking on songs expected to be appear on an as yet untitled new release and have opted to once again self produce.

The band will also be re-teaming up with JEFF VEREB (SMASHING PUMPKINS) for the final mix. Vereb was the mix engineer behind the ‘MachiNation’ album as well as the tracks that appeared on THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and RECALIBRATED box sets.

The principle songwriting tandem of producers DIETRICH THRALL and NIKK SKUM have largely kept a low profile since the tragic loss of co-founding member KRISTOPHER “KRISTOV” KEMP in early 2009 to a three year battle with colon cancer. In recent months however the members have been dropping hints as to demo progress while putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2007’s critically regarded ‘MachiNation’ album.

MARAZENE MACHINE won over industry insiders and fans Nationwide with their explosive, high-energy performances while touring the U.S. and Canada 100% DIY in 2006-2008 with such acts as MUSHROOMHEAD, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, PSYCLON NINE, DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY, and WEDNESDAY 13.

Will a return to the spotlight with the new album spell out a return to the big stage? Said DieTrich:

“Our fans have been with us the whole way with undying and unconditional support and we are incredibly happy to have them on board with us as we prepare to plunge over the edge and into the unknown for this next big ride..”

For more information: www.MarazeneMachine.com

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OTEP Hitting The Road For 10 Week Tour – Dates And Support Bands

May 27, 2010

OTEP SHAMAYA


Source: SMNNews.com

OTEP tour dates for the 1st leg
* = w/ IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, STRAY FROM THE PATH, and BURY TOMORROW
^ = OTEP only

June 4 – Santa Clara , CA @ The Avalon ^
June 5 – Bakersfield , CA @ Rockin Roots Fest
June 7 – Grand Junction , CO @ Mesa Theater ^
June 8 – Cheyenne , WY @ Atlas Theater *
June 9 – Omaha , NE @ Sokol Underground *
June 10 – Fargo , ND @ The Aquarian *
June 11 – Milwaukee , WI @ Pridefest
June 12 – Appleton , WI @ Revolution *
June 13 – Maplewood , MN @ The Rock *
June 14 – Des Moines , IA @ House of Bricks *
June 16 – Fayetteville , AR @ Drifter’s
June 17 – Nashville , TN @ The Muse
June 18 – Lima , OH @ Ohio Theater
June 19 – Jackson , MI @ Jackson County Fairgrounds w/ SEVENDUST
June 20 – Mt. Clemens , MI @ Emerald Theater *
June 21 – Cleveland , OH @ Peabody ’s
June 23 – Baltimore , MD @ Sonar *
June 24 – Allentown , PA @ Crocodile Rock
June 25 – Worcester , MA @ Palladium
June 26 – Philadelphia , PA @ The Blockley
June 27 – Herkimer , NY @ The Spotlight
June 28 – Manchester , NH @ Rocko’s
June 30 – Rochester , NY @ Montage Music Hall ^
July 1 – Vineland , NJ @ Hangar 84
July 2 – Jermyn , PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
July 3 – Pittsburgh , PA @ The IC (Irish Centre of Pittsburgh )
July 5 – Eden , NC @ Modelo Bay
July 6 – Spartanburg , SC @ Ground Zero
July 7 – Fayetteville , NC @ The Rock Shop
July 8 – Charleston , SC @ Charleston Oasis
July 9 – Augusta , GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater *
July 10 – Ft. Lauderdale , FL @ Culture Room *
July 11 – Tallahassee , FL @ Floyd’s Music Store
July 12 – Pensacola , FL @ Seville Quarter
July 13 – Jackson , MS @ Club Fire
July 14 – New Orleans , LA @ House of Blues (The Parish)
July 15 – Memphis , TN @ New Daisy Theatre
July 16 – Salina , KS @ The Blue Goat
July 17 – Tulsa , OK @ The Marquee *
July 18 – Shawnee , KS @ Aftershock ^

OTEP tour dates for the 2nd leg w/ THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, BENEATH THE SKY, and THE AGONIST:

July 19 – Colorado Springs , CO @ Black Sheep
July 20 – Billings , MT @ The Railyard
July 21 – Rapid City , SD @ Pennington Fairgrounds
July 24 – Seattle , WA @ El Corazon
July 25 – Portland , OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 26 – Bend , OR @ Bend Event Center
July 28 – Salt Lake City , UT @ In The Venue
July 30 – Orangevale , CA @ The Boardwalk
August 1 – San Diego , CA @ Brick By Brick
August 2 – Riverside , CA @ The LAB
August 5 – Santa Ana , CA @ Galaxy Theater
August 6 – Tempe , AZ @ Club Red
August 7 – Farmington , NM @ Gators
August 8 – Amarillo , TX @ Club Khaos
August 9 – Little Rock , AR @ The Village
August 12 – Laredo , TX @ Bottoms Up
August 13 – San Antonio , TX @ White Rabbit
August 14 – Lewisville , TX @ Fear Jam
August 15 – El Paso , TX @ Club 101
August 17 – West Hollywood , CA @ Key Club


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OTEP Update: ‘RISE REBEL RESIST’ Tour Dates Announced

January 10, 2010

OTEP SHAMAYA

OTEP SHAMAYA


Source: Myspace.com/OTEP, Blabbermouth.net

OTEP, BURY YOUR DEAD, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and DESTROPHY “Rise Rebel Resist Tour” tour dates:

Feb. 15 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse Music Venue
Feb. 16 – Farmington, NM – Totah Theater
Feb. 17 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Feb. 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Feb. 19 – Salina, KS – The Blue Goat
Feb. 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Inner Circle
Feb. 23 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Feb. 25 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Feb. 26 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Feb. 27 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
Feb. 28 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Mar. 02 – Orono, ME – 103 Ultra Lounge
Mar. 03 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Mar. 04 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Mar. 05 – Reading, PA – The Silo Nightclub
Mar. 06 – Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
Mar. 07 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Mar. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Mar. 10 – Spartanburg, SC – Gground Zero
Mar. 11 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Mar. 12 – Orlando, FL – Lyrica
Mar. 16 – Little Rock, AR – The Village
Mar. 17 – Houston, TX – Rocbar
Mar. 18 – Mission, TX – Smokin Aces
Mar. 19 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Mar. 20 – Ft Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
Mar. 21 – Gallup, NM – El Morro Theater
Mar. 24 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar. 25 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Mar. 26 – Portland, OR – Satyricon
Mar. 27 – Sparks, NV – New Oasis
Mar. 28 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theater
Mar. 31 – West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
Apr. 01 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Apr. 02 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage

New Album title: ‘SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE’ (out now)

Track Listing:

01. Rise, Rebel, Resist
02. Sweet Tooth
03. Smash The Control Machine
04. Head
05. Numb And Dumb
06. Oh, So Surreal
07. Run For Cover
08. Kisses & Kerosene
09. Unveiled
10. UR A WMN NOW
11. Serv Asat
12. Where The River Ends
13. I Remember



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THRALL WORLD EXCLUSIVE: “REMEMBERING KRISTOV” Part 2: “Kristov – 1, Cancer – 0”

November 24, 2009

MARAZENE circa 04.21.06 from l to r: Kristov, Stiph, Thrall, Gash, Skum - backstage after A Pearl Room performance with American Head Charge. This picture was taken only weeks before Kris would be diagnosed with cancer.



In thinking about my times with Kristov over the course of the last 8 years this is what comes to mind. I thank you for understanding a random missed detail during a time of mourning.

I wrote this for myself. To make sure I would not forget. But I also wrote it for Kris. To make sure noone else would forget what he meant to me and to the band MARAZENE.

I miss my friend.

I found out Kris had cancer on May, 17th of 2006 at a HIM concert at Congress Theater. Nikk had slowed down to take a phone call while we were walking up to the entrance of the venue and I would later find out it was Kris who was relaying to us the awful news. It was extremely serious. He required immediate surgery. He would need further treatment with follow up chemotherapy.

This was also the same night our video for the song ‘XecuTe’ was making it’s Chicagoland area debut on JBTV. The ‘XecuTe’ video had been a major project for me not only as a band member but as my first significant producer credit. For the band, the video was our big introduction to fans who were outside the Chicago area that we had met online through various social networking sites. It was a teaser for the eventual touring we would do in ’06 and ’07. The celebration fell a little flat and the whole evening seemed a bit out of place.

Needless to say, cancer was a difficult thing to wrap the brain around. I had no real personal experience with the disease. Kris was far too young to have developed such a bitch of a diagnosis. I would find out later on that Kris had suffered from mild symptoms of his condition as far back as the 2002 tour with BILE that he was a part of. So he basically started fighting the disease properly well into the onset. It would prove to be a very difficult thing to manage with the cancer having that much of a headstart.

What I do remember about all of this very clearly is that one minute I’m up to my eyeballs in deadlines for album mixes, album artwork, CD tour dates, phone calls, emails, follow up phone calls, lining up press for the album – all very typical for an independent band – and then *KA-BOOM* Kris all of a sudden gets dragged off (literally) for major surgery that he has to do without a second thought or choice just to survive. Head-spinning doesn’t begin to describe the situation. It was a split second requirement for Kris and we (the band) had all of ten fukking days to figure out wtf we were going to do about our ‘MachiNation’ CD show which was scheduled for May 27th at Kinetic Playground in Chicago.

The first time I actually visited Kris in the hospital after the surgery was a very stressful time. I distinctly remember the feeling while we were on the way that I was just going to freak out. I think I hid that well but inside the thoughts were a chaotic jumble. You have to consider that over the years of playing shows with him and rehearsing and hanging out that Kris was a given. He was a rock to me. He always had my back and I didn’t even have to think about it. Even through hard times there was respect. So I knew I would have to brace myself for whatever came my way that night. I know I had a beer on the way to the hospital just to calm my nerves. I had a beer in the hospital room with me tucked away in my coat. At the least I needed something to take the edge off and something to do with my hands. It was a very sad moment watching my friend struggle in a weakened state I never thought possible. There was no logic to it whatsoever. Here was a key change I had no note to cover.

Cancelling the CD shows seemed the obvious thing to do – but nothing was ever really that obvious in those days. It would have destroyed the momentum we had built up for our album and I don’t see how the math would have added up to us taking part on the National tours in ’07. We definitely would not have been prepared for them. Odds are we would never have left Chicago and we would have always been remembered as the band that could have been. Our detractors would have loved that.

For the most part, Kris and the band received a tremendous outpouring of support from our friends in the Chicagoland area but there were a couple of notable local nitpickers and naysayers that had been doing their best to derail the bands overall progress that we had been making by stirring up the pot about “leaving Kris behind” and all sorts of nonsense. But these people never had the bands best interests in mind. These were just a few people voicing an invalid opinion about a band and a collaboration that they never really fully understood. Kris, Nikk, and myself were determined to make a musical statement the likes of which the city of Chicago would always remember.

There had to be another way and Kris and I spoke about the pros and cons of cancelling or postponing this event or that event at one of my hospital visits. Our focus was always on building for the future but that didn’t mean we weren’t keen to the possibility of obstacles along the way.

What we eventually decided to do was to turn our CD show in to a sort of tribute to Kris’s struggle and with Kris’s blessing we agreed to play the out of town shows with a sub drummer. Kris believed in our album. And he was determined to fight like hell to rejoin us as soon as he could to help push it. So with the bands complete understanding and unified from the get-go we set our sites like we wrote our music – with a bigger picture in mind.

Marazene always planned for the future – and Kris was always a part of that plan.

On the night of our CD show I suggested that our videographer for the evening tape well wishes for Kris who was still recovering. Our MC for the evening made sure to dedicate the evening to Kris and there were many many toasts in the name our struggling friend that night. He wasn’t present but Kris was certainly on everyones minds.

Kris underwent an intense chemotherapy regimen in Spring 2006 following his surgery and determined fukk that he was, still managed to join us on the road for most of our shows. Despite all the hardships involving logistics I knew I wanted him there rather than have somebody else. And contrary to what many people think (including myself in the beginning) the doctors favored his staying involved with the band when it came to shows. They thought it was good to keep Kris active and involved. To keep things positive, etc.

Toward the end of 2006 I was able to land some really cool shows for MARAZENE with OTEP in Minneapolis, MN, and MUSHROOMHEAD in Flint, MI, and Chicago’s House of Blues through some of my connections. It was an especially optimistic time for the band which would end up leading to our first National tour with Mushroomhead the following year in March of 2007. I was able to confirm a tour with Deadstar Assembly about a week later for April of 2007. With the band at full strength and ready to promote the ‘MachiNation’ album it was nothing but shows, shows and more shows.

It was every bands dream to be able to tour in support of the music they created. And by not putting the brakes on in 2006 Kris, Nikk, and myself were able to capitalize on the momentum and do even cooler things in 2007. This completely invalidated the whole “leaving Kris behind” nonsense and consequently confounded both our local critics and our local competitors who – for the most part – have yet to acknowledge Kris’s struggle and the bands achievements that were borne in the shadow of incredibly negative odds and faced completely on our own.

Kris’s chemo regimen wrapped up long before we did the National tours but the after effects were still present. We wore the battle scars of a nasty fight for survival (his hair [dreadlocks] had fallen out) but it didn’t matter to him. I don’t know if I would’ve made the same decision to leave the house while still recuperating from an illness such as his and I think that gives you a good idea of how Kris – through thick and thin – managed to live his life to the limit no matter what was thrown at him. It’s what I admired about him. The never-say-die, middle-finger-in-the-air-mentality. It’s one thing to rock out with your cock out. It’s quite another thing altogether to undergo rigorous surgery, chemotherapy, and travel to do shows to rock out with your cock out. I’d be willing to bet that most people (myself included) wouldn’t leave the house until they were 100%.

Kris won the first battle with cancer. And he was able to join us on our tour dates and two National tours because of it. That’s quite an accomplishment and a victory for Kris and the band he helped found, however you want to look at it, by any measure of success.

to be continued…

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THRALL WORLD EXCLUSIVE: “Remembering Kristov” Part 1 – Minneapolis Meets Chicago

October 28, 2009
RIP Kristopher "Kristov" Kemp: 10.28.74 -- 01.26.09

In thinking about my times with Kristov over the course of the last 8 years this is what comes to mind. I thank you for understanding a random missed detail during a time of mourning.

I wrote this for myself. To make sure I would not forget. But I also wrote it for Kris. To make sure noone else would forget what he meant to me and to the band MARAZENE.

I miss my friend.

The first time I ever spoke with Kris was over a phone call in early Spring 2001 when I was still living in Minneapolis and sorting through my immediate and future plans for a possible relocation to Chicago. We met by fate, chance, or karma (as most musicians do) when I responded to a Chicago Reader ad loaded with all kinds of bells and whistles that just happened to be looking for a bassist. It seemed like a good opportunity at the time and it was through this initial contact that I got Kris’s phone number. I gave him a call to test the waters and get an idea of just wtf I might be getting myself into by a move to the Windy City. I asked Kris his advice on areas to check out (and areas to stay away from) and stuff like the local Chicago music scene while just feeling out a potential future bandmate. I always appreciated the optimism that Kris made me feel about taking such a big leap into the unknown.

The first time I met Kris in person was at House of Blues in Chicago at an Orgy/Spineshank concert. It was the designated meeting place we set up to introduce myself to the band or – Bar Star Azzemblage – as I like to call it (the band never really did anything) he and I would join together very briefly in 2001.

One thing I have noted since this night was that even though Kris and I attribute our initial meeting as through this particular project, Kris had this theory that we would have met regardless for two connected and specific reasons. One was that he mentioned that I was pretty driven and was already on a path to Chicago one way or another no matter what. This is true. I had been looking for an excuse to make the jump to lightspeed. Two was that we were shooting for a similar goal. So I happen to agree with Kris’s logic.

By the end of the evening we all ended up at an afterparty held at a local dive (which has since changed its name) called Jub Jub Club over off Fullerton and Halsted in Chicago. The place was small and the bathroom of the club was like the smallest one in the world and people were just piling in to do coke off the sink and if you were lucky enough you got to use the bathroom before you pissed yourself.

Rammstein was blaring over the DJ speakers (“Hierate Miche”) at some point in the evening and Kris was asking where I had first heard of them. I told him the David Lynch mindfukk movie ‘Lost Highway’ and we proceeded to have this crazy intense conversation about bands, music and all that stuff that musicians talk about when they first meet. There was a good vibe. We hit it off and I was extremely excited about moving.

Kris had seen the future but as it turns out – it wasn’t with the band I had moved down to Chicago to join. In fact, he bailed out of that situation completely within several months of my relocation. Kris had been working on some dark, heavy, electronic musical filth on the side with a guitar player named Nikk Skum. Kris introduced me to Nikk at a Dope concert held at Chicago’s Metro Cabaret Theater on one of our many excursions.

From the onset Nikk and I hit it off and we talked about working together and putting together an album of covers for shits and giggles. But once we got into the studio together and started jamming the symmetry of our writing styles became obvious and we went with that instead. Our first jams sessions ended up being ridiculously productive and everything pointed to an inevitable destiny. There was a magic in the air in those early days.

Nikk and I would eventually go on to write the ‘MachiNation’ album in 2005-2006 as well as loads of other tracks that didn’t make the album. The two of us really had a knack for complimenting each others songwriting. Together, Kris, Nikk, and myself would refine that material at dozens of Chicagoland area shows. As of this writing, ‘MachiNation’, stands as one of my most important life acheivements and I’m only happy to be able to say that Kris played a critical role in that acheivement.

I gave the benefit of the doubt to the project I moved to Chicago to join and stuck with it much longer than I should have. By the time I said “fukk it” I was in a place where I could barely recognize myself. And while the ending may have been disappointing – the optimism and possibilities with a newfound musical manifest with Kris and Nikk seemed endless. The bottom line was – I had seen enough of the Windy City to realize there was nothing here that I couldn’t accomplish and that I could do more in expressing my musical ambitions with Kris and Nikk in what our friends and fans have come to know as MARAZENE.

And so it was.

In 2003 the beginnings of an early developmental phase of MARAZENE took a major step forward playing a show at a suburban Chicago bar in Barrington called Penny Road Pub. And it steadily got bigger from there. By 2005 Nikk was fronting the band after moving over from guitar and I was singing secondary lead vocals. In our continuing evolution as a band it’s easy to point to this time period as a critical jump forward in our bands ability to compete and excel on a National and International level. The goal of just being one of the best bands in Chicago wasn’t even remotely close to being anything more than a means to an end. We were always shooting for something much much bigger.

In January of 2006 we headlined our biggest show to date at Chicago’s legendary Metro Cabaret Theater for about a thousand of our closest friends. The music for ‘MachiNation’ was being test driven around the block for what we knew would be some very active years to come once an album was released.

to be continued…

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THE MARAZENE MACHINE: “We Remember Kristov”

October 26, 2009

RIP Kristopher "Kristov" Kemp: 10.28.74 -- 01.26.09
Source: Myspace.com/Marazene

Taken from THE MARAZENE MACHINE’s Myspace blog:

As most of you have probably heard by now we lost our brother Kristopher “Kristov” Kemp a little over nine months ago to a hard fought battle with colon cancer.

Kristov would have been 35 years old today (10.28) and as per a band tradition that dates back to the beginning of our band we would have been in the process of celebrating birthday week (and more often than not – birthday month) as well as having a show lined up for whoevers birthday it happened to be.

But not this year.

All told it’s been a very strange year. It has definitely been strange not having Kris around. That and sorting through personal issues and trying to figure out when Kris was going to be able to jump back in the mix full-on. We never really planned for this without Kris. So this year has all been new ground for us.

We had to come to a new place – a new starting point.

One of Kris’s last messages to me in the final weeks was the following: “Just keep things movin along no matter what.. We got too much ridin on this to just give up ya know…”

I think about Kris and his enduring positivity every day when I wake up. It keeps me going. Gives me clarity and strength on darker days.

For those of you who didn’t know, I met Nikk through Kris. And what we have accomplished together is something I consider uniquely special and something that would not have been possible on my own. For that I am eternally grateful for.

MARAZENE was as much Kris’s dream as it was ours. And through all the good times and the bad we endure. For Kris, for ourselves, and for each other.

For those of you who have been emailing and commenting and asking – the answer is YES – there IS new music. There’s a lot. And it’s ready. More on that in the coming weeks…

But for the time being – thank you for reading. And thanks again for your continued support as we have figured out our next move.

~ DieTrich
The MARAZENE Machine


Kristov performs “AnTiThesis” with MARAZENE @ Chicago’s legendary Metro Cabaret on 06.17.07

Its been 9 months now since my brother and partner and bandmate for 8 years passed away.

kris was 6 years older than I. And we became friends in 1996 when I was 16 years old. We met at a keg party thru a mutual friend. He was wearing a Fear Factory demanufacture shirt and I won the keg stand competition. Lol and it all took off from there.

Its strange that there are still times when I think of something and quick reach for my phone to text him and realize that he isn’t and will never be at the other end of the line. Of course its been very difficult and painful at times, but in recent months its become more about remembering him and our times we’ve shared together.. As well as a kind of standard or status quo.. The thought frequently passes thru my mind of ‘what would kris think of this’ or ‘what would he say/do’. I’ve always thought of him as a loyal and ‘down’ person. If something wasn’t being handled in the ‘right’ or ‘proper’ way, he’d stand up for what was right!

I remember COUNTLESS times when I was younger, when someone was bein a fuckn prick to me, or wronging me in some way, playing on my lack of experience or confidence, he’d step right the fuck up and shut them the fuck down… ALWAYS! He ALWAYS had my back.. That is SO rare. He was a BROTHER. Someone you KNEW you had in your corner no matter what!!

I feel these days an overWHELMING urge to ‘make right by him/make him proud’ by continuing his legacy and NEVER falling short of the quality standard that kris wouldve allowed. Its like he’s still here. He IS here always in the souls and minds of everyone his life has touched. And we will NEVER let them forget…

-Nikk
The MARAZENE Machine

MARAZENE circa 04.21.06 from l to r: Kristov, Stiph, Thrall, Gash, Skum - backstage after A Pearl Room performance with American Head Charge. This picture was taken only weeks before Kris would be diagnosed with cancer.

MARAZENE circa 04.21.06 from l to r: Kristov, Stiph, Thrall, Gash, Skum - backstage after A Pearl Room performance with American Head Charge. This picture was taken only weeks before Kris would be diagnosed with cancer.



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THE MARAZENE MACHINE: ‘AnTiThesis’ Live In Toronto

October 12, 2009

The MARAZENE Machine

The MARAZENE Machine


Source: MarazeneMachine.com, www.ReverbNation.com/MarazeneMachine

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Big OTEP Update: New Video For ‘SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE’ Posted, Tour Dates, Release Date & Track Listing For New Album

August 11, 2009

OTEP SHAMAYA

OTEP SHAMAYA


Source: Blabbermouth.net

New Album title: ‘SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE’
Release Date: August 18th via Victory Records

Track Listing:

01. Rise, Rebel, Resist
02. Sweet Tooth
03. Smash The Control Machine
04. Head
05. Numb And Dumb
06. Oh, So Surreal
07. Run For Cover
08. Kisses & Kerosene
09. Unveiled
10. UR A WMN NOW
11. Serv Asat
12. Where The River Ends
13. I Remember

Remaining OTEP tour dates with DESTROPHY:

Wed 12 Aug Minneapolis MN @ The Rock
Thu 13 Aug Mokena IL @ The Pearl Room
Fri 14 Aug Columbus OH @ Woodshock
Sat 15 Aug Detroit MI @ Harpo’s
Sun 16 Aug Cincinnati OH @ Annie’s
Tue 18 Aug New York NY @ Gramercy Theater
Wed 19 Aug Sayreville, New Jersey @ STARLAND BALLROOM
Fri 21 Aug Providence RI @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Sat 22 Aug Hartford CT @ Webster Theater
Sun 23 Aug Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
Tues 25 Aug Baltimore, Maryland @B0URBON STREET’S THE QUARTER
Wed 26 Aug Jacksonville NC @ Hooligans
Thu 27 Aug Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters
Sat 29 Aug Springfield, Missouri @ REMINGTONS
Mon 31 Aug Denver CO @ Marquee
Tue 01 Sep Colorado Springs CO @ Black Sheep
Thu 03 Sep San Jose CA @ Voodoo Lounge
Sat 05 Sep Seattle WA @ Ex Hall Bumbershoot FEST
Wed 12 Sep Santa Ana, California @THE GALAXY
Wed 16 Sep Los Angeles CA @ Whiskey


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OTEP: New Track, ‘RISE REBEL RESIST’, Posted

July 23, 2009

OTEP SHAMAYA

OTEP SHAMAYA


Source: Myspace.com/OTEP

OTEP has posted a new track, “Rise, Rebel, Resist”, on the band’s Official MySpace page. The track comes off of the bands new album, “Smash the Control Machine”, which will be released on August 18 through Victory Records.

Check it out HERE.

A full listing of OTEP summer tour dates can be found HERE.

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