ZIMMERS HOLE — the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD alongside legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) — has issued the following update:
"It is with deep regret and totally un-metal sorrow that we must cancel our upcoming U.S. tour with SIGH. Events beyond our control have made this impossible for us to do. Immigration issues are at the crux of the matter, and as we're sure you'll understand, no further explanation is really needed there...apart from our sincerest apologies to the people who have been waiting for us to finally come to the USA. We WILL be honoring our western Canadian dates, beginning September 23 in Winnipeg, and continuing through October 6th in Kamloops. All is not lost though, there are other US tour plans in the works at this moment, we hope to have an announcement for you in the very near future. Our thanks to the fans for your patience, to the promoters/clubs for all your hard work, and to Finny for going the extra 10 miles for us. Thank You. To SIGH and UNEXPECT...and their respective crews, our love and respect. We'll miss you out there...have a good one! Also, our Vancouver show that was scheduled for tomorrow night (August 29 at Cheers) has also been cancelled...fear not though, we'll see you on October 2nd at The Plaza!!!"
"When You Were Shouting At The Devil...We Were In League With Satan", the new video from ZIMMERS HOLE, can be viewed below. The song is the title track of the Vancouver-based band's new album, which was released on March 11 via Century Media Records. An e-card for the CD is available at this location.
Born in 1991, ZIMMERS HOLE has been Byron and Jed's significant other band when not busy with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD or FEAR FACTORY. In the beginning, it was always just a way of spending the weekend drinking far too much and writing absurd songs. As time went on, the group "matured" somewhat, although maturity is highly overrated as far as these guys go, but two remarkable albums ("Bound By Fire" and "Legion of Flames"), a series of successful tours and a string of absolutely unforgettable shows soon followed, putting the mighty ZIMMERS HOLE on the lips of many.