GROUNDED BY VOLCANIC STEELE

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good people – just a few days into the tour in support of OOOM release,
we are grounded in Finland. Shows in Oslo @ Mono & in London @ Cargo have been cancelled. we’ve looked into every boat and driving option out there, grounded in Helsinki, considering a ferry to Sweden, but don’t quite know where we are heading….. but first we are playing a last minute lo-fi show to film for you ~ WISH YOU WERE HERE & WE WERE THERE VOLCANIC CLOUD SHOW X
stay tuned to twit & FB for details.

this explosion from the UNDERWORLD, has offered a moment for us to think.
get grounded.
also yesterday, beyond the news of the ICELANDIC volcano, was the loss of Type O Negative leader, Peter Steele: one of my few singer / bass player roll models, and a man of mythological proporsitions inside and out. his heart stopped (also of icelandic roots! he is surely SWIMMING IN THAT LAVA UNDERWORLD as i type…) sad sad loss of a unique music man. in light of my unknown weekend, and love of him …. the boys in my band and i, gave him a tribute…. of his incredible tribute to Sabbath.
(thank you for passing on your footage Samu Karlsson!)

for more on my love of Steele and my chance to meet him … ME & STEELE

so, i come all the way to europe to play most places for the first time in many years, and after utter perfection in Berlin, Paris & Amsterdam…… after a great Helsinki show, we are stopped in our tracks. we crossed this ocean to play, it was already a limited tour, so to loose OSLO & LONDON is heartbreaking.
after the helsinki show, i had some time to meet some amazing people. i recognized very quickly these like minded people, are the people i see in my minds eye, as i write and make things to share.
you are everywhere. these dreamers. these sweethearts. these lovers of sound.
in light of the Volcanic troubles and the fear about ice ages, and never being able to cross the ocean easily again…. i looked at these faces, full of passion, hope and excitement about the outside world…
and i group photo was taken, and someone made a joke of being a school photo…
making this the first CLASS OF HOPE 2010.
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#ClassofHope2010 united in believing and listening x and we are everywhere. let’s connect.

via the magic of facebook & twitter we found each other for a class reunion today. we met in the rain at the foot of a massive white church. thanks for the view of the city!

LAST MINUTE HAND MADE LO-FI SHOW FOR ALL! NEED TO MAKE THE MOST OF BEING HERE! GROUNDED BY VOLCANIC ASH SHOW ~ LIVE TOMORROW IN HELSINKI!
1pm at NOSTURII CLUB / VENUE / FLEA MARKET ETC…
open to the public x BRING VIDEO CAMERA OR ANY KIND! IDEALLY DIGITAL FOR FAST TRANSFER!
keep eye on twitter & facebook for up to date details!

WE WILL RECORD AND FILM IT FOR YOU:
THE DREAMERS THAT WE MISSED IN OSLO AND LONDON AND THE REST OF YOU… IN SPAIN, ITALY, SCOTLAND, PORTUGAL, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, USA, JAPAN ETC… ALL THE WAY TO SOUTH AMERICA!!!)
I’D RATHER BE THERE FOR YOU IN THE FLESH, BUT WHEN A VOLCANIC CLOUD KEEPS YOU DOWN, YOU BETTER FIND A WAY AROUND IT….. MORE ON THIS SOOON XXXXX HOPE HOPE HOPE

Class of Hope 2010, will be in the house! helping where they can.
more on their details soon….
xMAdMx

58 Responses to “GROUNDED BY VOLCANIC STEELE”

  1. Miss Fitz says:

    Chin out, chest up!

    Even the underworld cannot stop OOOM… send every note up into the sky to mingle with the ash and glass and get spread all over the continent…

  2. Jarno says:

    Yes, we truly are Out of Our Minds. I’d love to be with you today, but got to continue dreaming elsewhere. Good luck for the Nosturi. The Beatles did the same when they stopped facing the screaming crowds.

  3. Iguanodon says:

    You shall rock us yet. London is patient. Nice image Melissa. I wanted to look at the ash cloud on Google Earth. Then I realised Google Earth isn’t in real time. Duh!

    Iggy x

  4. T says:

    Thank you so much for the tribute! It moved me and made me tear up during your gig. . The last bass beats were so loud, could imagine almost what it must have felt like to hear Pete’s massive heart beat..and then stop.. and instead of being followed by silence it was nice that the next song continued directly.. . I came out that night to commemorate Peter Steele with a glass of red and must say your amazing performance and your tribute made my night. Thank you.

  5. Ericka says:

    wow, you are kinda awesome with this one.

  6. Rob says:

    John Cleese took a taxi from Oslo via Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland to Bruxells to fly from there some days ago, the taxi costed 3300 Euros……..
    If you need advice about groundtravel. hotels etc. in (and between) sweden/denmark contact me on my mail or find me on Facebook via the same mailaddy

  7. Latifa says:

    Looking forward to watching Helsinki low-fi gig, thank you for giving the fans who didn’t get to see you in London and Oslo a taster if the OOOM tour….. you have a big heart! I hope it gets resheduled and we get to see you!

  8. Eric says:

    Unbelievable photo of the ash from the volcano. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck with your new album, love your music and your photography. It would be awesome to talk shop someday.

    Eric

  9. Pitxi says:

    waiting for you in Portugal… one day 😉

  10. Good to know that you remember us of South America!
    And I loved the “school photo”. Great idea of Class Of Hope 2010

    =)

  11. Bryan says:

    Would love to be over there to see you, but, I’m stuck here in the US. Hope you will come to Nashville one day soon! I’m promoting your Pete Steele tribute on my YouTube channel! Keep doing what you do, Melissa! : )

  12. Tempest says:

    I was so excited to learn last year that you were a TON fan. I have listened to them since ’97. I enjoyed your October Rust blog. I love your tribute to Peter. When I heard the news about his passing, I thought of you..as you said, you both are bass players who love heavy music and share Icelandic heritage.

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