Posts Tagged “Alcoholism”


Kataklysm drummer Max Duhamel has announced he won’t appear on the band’s next album, because he’s taking time out to fight his addiction issues.

He admits his alcoholism has got out of control – but he’s vowed to sort himself out and return in better shape.

The Canadian death metal outfit’s new record, Waiting For The End To Come, will be recorded without him.

Duhamel, who’s on his third stint with the band, explains: “I have been struggling with many personal issues the last year, but lately the main one has been alcohol. It’s been affecting my body in a very negative way. When I came home after the Ex Deo tour we just did, I tried to stop drinking for a few days. It’s been very hard without having any withdrawal symptoms. I’ve also lost a lot of weight, as some of you noticed recently, and I’m not in good shape.

“It’s time to take my life in my hands and take responsibility.”

Explaining he’ll complete the band’s touring commitments in Europe in May before bowing out, Duhamel adds that he has the full support of his bandmates.

“I’ve heard the new material my brothers have written, and it’s truly incredible stuff,” he reports. “It’s going to be a very demanding album, and my state of mind and body is not ready to confront this big task right now. I need to clean my body and my mind and come back focused on Kataklysm. I don’t know how long this will take.”

And his message for fans is: “You guys deserve the best of me.”

Waiting For The End To Come, the follow-up to 2010′s Heaven’s Venom, is due for release at the end of the year or early next year via Nuclear Blast.

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Indianola Records is excited to announce the singing of post-hardcore outfit Apparitions, which was formerly named This Twilight City. On the signing, Apparition’s Brandon Spearman had this to say: “We are very excited to be a part of such an amazing label that has had some very historical and meaningful releases throughout the years.”

Apparitions is also pleased to announce that debut album “Kiss Me Sleeping” will be released on February 26th, 2013. “Kiss Me Sleeping” was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Alesana) at his studio in North Carolina. Vocalist Alex Lee commented on this process by saying, “Working with Jamie King isn’t something I would’ve predicted happening. If you told me 2 years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. Some very monumental albums of my upbringing were produced by him. I feel very honored to be recording with Jamie.”

Alex then briefly describes the album by stating, “Kiss Me Sleeping was an original idea for a band name before we agreed on Apparitions. It stands for times in my life I was at my absolute darkest. Like the real me was gone or sleeping rather. All the while there was always someone there who loved me unconditionally. The lyrics on the album are a definite 180 from the This Twilight City love songs. We are more aggressive, and that raw crazy sound needed some deeper lyrics from the darkest parts of me. It touches on my alcoholism, sexual appetite, my ‘Forget it moments’, and just things of that sort.”

Brandon commented deeper on the band’s new sound, “We like to describe it as pop-metal, but in all honesty it is a bit deeper than that. We do have some metal and pop tendencies, but we also bring a bit of experimental, progressive and electronic styles to the table as well. With the different styles of music we have mixed in that makes our sound, we would be able to fit in with groups like Chiodos, Coheed And Cambria, and Circa Survive.”

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Bassist Chris Wolstenholme stopped drinking in 2009, but now the band reveal that they almost fired him for threatening their future as a band. Is alcoholism a bigger problem than we realize in the rock world?

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Alcoholism and marriage almost led Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix to suicide.

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Lana Del Ray has caused some controversy in the press this week, both for her revelations of teenage alcoholism and her naked photo shoot in GQ magazine.

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Bassist speaks candidly about his battle with alcoholism and the new Muse songs it inspired.

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A prescription drug used to treat alcohol addiction might have contributed to Amy Winehouse’s death, the singer’s father said Friday.

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Jani Lane’s older sister, Vicky Oswald-Ley, spoke to about her brother’s decade-long battle with alcoholism which led him in and out of numerous rehab facilities over the years.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington has opened up in a new interview with England’s Kerrang! magazine about his past alcoholism and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

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