ILLDISPOSED Bassist Survives Tsunami Disaster; Offers First-Hand Account

Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts of the Wacken Roadshow 2005, which will be a two-week tour through Europe in May. Co-headlining the trek will be HOLY MOSES. More information will follow soon.

In other news, ILLDISPOSED bassist Jonas Kloge was on holiday in Phi Phi, Thailand when the tsunami suddenly turned everything into chaos, death and misery. Fortunately he managed to get himself and a little boy safe on top of a building before escaping up on a mountain. An e-mail from Jonas states:

"I was in a restaurant when lots of hysterical people suddenly came running into the place. Everything was chaos and at first I didn't know what was going on. I went to the door and looked outside, at bit confused, the sight was shocking. Huge waves were filling the streets with water and the palms were breaking like matches. Water filled the restaurant and partly broke the staircase, which led to the roof of the building. I climbed up the broken stairs and when I reached the top of the stairs, I saw a woman and her two children struggling in the water under the stairs. I climbed down the stairs again, reaching out for one of the kids, carrying him up to the roof of the building where we were safe so far. Fortunately the woman and her other child were saved as well.

"On top of the building I could see how the wave destroyed everything, houses crumbled and trees broke. When the wave disappeared, we ran like hell to a nearby mountain where we spend the night."

ILLDISPOSED will be teaming up with ANCIENT and FINAL BREATH for a European tour beginning in mid-February. The schedule is shaping up as follows:

Feb. 18 - Esbjerg @ tobakken - DEN #
Feb. 19 - Berlin @ k17 (big hall) - GER #
Feb. 25 - Rome @ tba - ITA
Feb. 26 - TBA
Feb. 27 - TBA
Feb. 28 - TBA
Mar. 01 - Vienna @ Monastery - AUT
Mar. 02 - Graz @ Explosiv - AUT
Mar. 03 - TBA
Mar. 04 - TBA
Mar. 05 - TBA
Mar. 06 - Pratteln @ Z7 - SWI
Mar. 07 - Innsbruck @ Hafen - AUT
Mar. 08 - Münster Bei Dieburg @ Live Arena - GER
Mar. 09 - TBA
Mar. 10 - TBA
Mar. 11 - TBA
Mar. 12 - TBA
Mar. 13 - TBA
Mar. 14 - TBA
Mar. 15 - TBA
Mar. 16 - TBA
Mar. 17 - TBA
Mar. 18 - Greifswald @ Mensa - GER
Mar. 19 - Hamburg @ Sure Shot Festival - GER #
Mar. 20 - TBA - DEN

# = ILLDISPOSED only

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