Marazene Remember Fallen Drummer

Chicago’s Machine Metalists¬†MARAZENE have posted the following on the bands Myspace – in remembrance of their fallen drummer who passed away in January of this year:

“As most of you have probably heard by now we lost our brother Kristopher “Kristov” Kemp a little over nine months ago to a hard fought battle with colon cancer.

Kristov would have been 35 years old today [10.28] and as per a band tradition that dates back to the beginning of our band we would have been in the process of celebrating birthday week (and more often than not – birthday month) as well as having a show lined up for whoevers birthday it happened to be.

But not this year.

All told it’s been a very strange year. It has definitely been strange not having Kris around. That and sorting through personal issues and trying to figure out when Kris was going to be able to jump back in the mix full-on. We never really planned for this without Kris. So this year has all been new ground for us.

We had to come to a new place – a new starting point.

One of Kris’s last messages in the final weeks was the following: “Just keep things movin along no matter what.. We got too much ridin on this to just give up ya know…”

MARAZENE was as much Kris’s dream as it was ours. And through all the good times and the bad we endure. For Kris, for ourselves, and for each other.

For those of you who have been emailing and commenting and asking – the answer is YES – there IS new music. There’s a lot. And it’s ready. More on that in the coming weeks…

But for the time being – thank you for reading. And thanks again for your continued support as we have figured out our next move.”

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