Milwaukee, Wisconsin metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS has been forced to drop off the North American tour with BRING ME THE HORIZON and THE GHOST INSIDE after the group's lead vocalist, Karl Schubach, was taken ill.
Commented MISERY SIGNALS: "As many of you may have noticed, we had to drop off the last 12 dates of the BRING ME THE HORIZON tour. Karl became very ill, we took a few days off, he wasn't getting any better so there was not much more we could do. We apologize to everyone who had already purchased tickets, planned road trips, booked off work etc etc."
Karl has issued the following statement regarding the show cancellations:
"First of all, I want to start off by properly thanking each and every one of you who has messaged me and wished me on a fast road to recovery. The feedback and concern shown by you guys really gives me a drive to get my ass back up to par. I've been home for almost a week now. I've been in and out of doctor's offices and emergency rooms, and this is what they've concluded:
"I do NOT have MONO... sort of. Apparently I've had mono over the course of this past year without even knowing it (which would explain me being exhausted 24 hours a day) but that wasn't what was acting up. Finally, after my throat swelled up to the point of potential closure, I dragged my ass to the emergency room. After several blood tests and an I.V. put in my arm to re-hydrate me, the doctor plain and simply told me that Tonsillitis was causing the severe infection to my throat (imagine having a golf ball with razor blades sticking out of it lodged in your throat), nose and ears. Estimated recovery time: 2-3 weeks.
"So there you have it. Sorry to all the kids that came out to the remainder of the BRING ME THE HORIZON tour hoping to see us there. This was completely unexpected, and now that I've explained my current situation, you can understand why we took precautions."
On October 17, 2008 at the Babylon Night club in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Karl Schubach spoke to PureGrainAudio about MISERY SIGNALS' most recent album, "Controller", the video for the song "A Certain Death", the group's collaboration with FALL OUT BOY and much more. Watch the chat at this location.
"Controller", the third full-length album from MISERY SIGNALS, sold around 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD was recorded with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKEST HOUR, SOILWORK) and is the group's second to feature vocalist Karl Schubach.
"A Certain Death", the new video from MISERY SIGNALS, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by David Brodsky, who has previously worked with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS and HELMET, among others. "We filmed our scenes in a burnt down hotel in a abandoned town in upstate New York," explained vocalist Karl Schubach. "It was definitely condemned, I don't know how they got us in there, but it was dark, dirty with gutted wood beams, blackened walls and if you weren't careful, you could fall into the basement that was flooded with some kind of liquid." Guitarist Ryan Morgan added, "It's a pretty abstract video, so you have to focus on the visual elements to figure out what's going on."