Throughout an look on “Speaking Bollocks”, the month-to-month metallic podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith, VIO-LENCE/ex-MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel, who’s at the moment touring the U.S. with OVERKILL because the momentary alternative for Dave Linsk, confirmed that he might be pressured to overlook a few of VIO-LENCE‘s upcoming gigs attributable to his touring commitments with different initiatives. “There’s some VIO-LENCE stuff developing that I am not gonna be capable of be part of due to selections that I am making in my very own profession,” he defined (as transcribed by Phoosi.com).
“VIO-LENCE was a facet factor that we have been doing. It was understood that I am doing different stuff and that this could occur,” he continued. “They weren’t doing full-blown excursions, so making an attempt to schedule stuff, it will get tough. So there will be issues that I will not be doing with VIO-LENCE, which is slightly heartbreaking within the sense that… I am the one member of VIO-LENCE that hasn’t missed a present. So, yeah, there is a VIO-LENCE membership and there is been loads of former members. However I by no means give up the band. I carried that torch the entire time and hadn’t missed a present.”
Demmel went on to say that “it is a egocentric transfer” on his half “to do these different issues, however at 55 years outdated, I must not remorse passing up one thing to do one other factor which will or might not… It is arduous to clarify. So I am apologizing upfront for, if there might be a [VIO-LENCE] present that I am not gonna be at,” he mentioned. “However I am 55. I am within the twilight — perhaps within the twilight of my musical profession. You by no means know when it may possibly all… Quite a lot of friends which can be… A lot are dying, dude; they’re simply gone. And at this level in my profession, I have to be slightly egocentric. And it could be arduous to fathom from different individuals about doing issues that are not a part of what VIO-LENCE is… It is emotional and it sucks, however it’s what it’s. It isn’t like I am lacking the entire 12 months or something, however there might be situations once I’m not on stage with these guys, and it is gonna be bizarre. It’s what it’s.”
VIO-LENCE has simply launched a brand new EP, “Let The World Burn”, by way of Metallic Blade Data. The five-song assortment, VIO-LENCE‘s first authentic launch since 1993’s “Nothing To Acquire”, was tracked at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS), blended by Tue Madsen (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) and mastered by Ted Jensen (ALICE IN CHAINS, DEATH ANGEL).
Fashioned in 1985, VIO-LENCE helped outline and refine what got here to be often known as the Bay Space sound, dropping three seminal albums earlier than splitting in 1993. Forsaking a heady legacy, they reformed briefly a few instances within the intervening years earlier than turning into a full-time going concern as soon as extra in 2019. After enjoying a string of profitable reveals, the quintet began to consider new music and can ship “Let The World Burn”, showcasing their first new materials in 29 years.
Filling out the band’s ranks on “Let The World Burn” alongside Demmel, vocalist Sean Killian and authentic drummer Perry Strickland are former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson and former FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers.
VIO-LENCE reunited quickly after Demmel left MACHINE HEAD in late 2018.
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