Legendary Lousiana hardcore/metal pioneers GRAVEYARD RODEO, who once featured in their ranks current CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, have announced the addition of drummer Jerry Paradis (SOURVEIN) to the group's ranks. The band will make its live debut with Jerry this Halloween (October 31) with THE PALLBEARERS at Hiho Lounge in New Orleans.
Commented GRAVEYARD RODEO guitarist Gary Gennaro: "[Jerry] is the absolute best person for the gig, I mean, Jerry was there back in the day and really knows GRAVEYARD's style. On top of that, he is a total team player which we need to take this band to where it deserves to go; around the world, release another album — all that."
GRAVEYARD RODEO made several demos throughout the 1980s that featured songs like "I Wanna Rot" and "Cell XIII / Paradise Lost". But it wasn't until 1992 that German record label Century Media picked up the band and they re-recorded most of their earlier songs for their 1993 debut entitled "Sowing Discord In The Hants Of Man". They toured Europe and then came back to New Orleans to implode. Original bassist Tommy Scanlan and guitarist Gary Gennaro forged on and secured another lineup to record a follow-up in 1994 entitled "On The Verge", then they disbanded. Rumors of a possible reunion started to surface in 2004, then fizzled shortly thereafter.
GRAVEYARD RODEO reunion show in 2007: