Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following message:"Never in my life did I think I would have ANYTHING in common with [DEICIDE frontman] Glen Benton, but reading this morning's story about his problems in Europe with Metallysee brought back something I've rarely talked about. "One of the main reasons HADES broke up after our European tour was for the exact same reasons DEICIDE cancelled their recent tour. Metallysee [Booking Agency] brought HADES over at our height the spring of 1989. We had as many as a dozen people in a van that was designed for eight maximum. Like Glen said, exhaust came back into the van. "After four days of a 19-day tour, the road crew left, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Everyday we'd wake up and ask how far of a drive was ahead of us. Every day it ended up being 2-3 hours more than we were told because [Metallysee head honcho] Johan would get lost. We played in out of the way small towns that our fans had difficulty finding. "After about a week of this, HADES decided to break up. We decided we would finish the tour to be fair to our fans. I almost threw away my passport because I thought I hated touring so much. "In 1993 NON-FICTION opened for OVERKILL in America and Europe and I saw the way REAL tours run. "I don't think Glen is exaggerating about anything he said happened and I always wonder if HADES might have stayed together a bit longer if our first European tour wasn't such a disaster." For more information on Dan's current activities, visit his official web site.
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