SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo revealed to Greece’s Rock Overdose in a new interview that Casey Chaos from AMEN will front a resurrected version of Lombardo‘s GRIP INC. project. A tour is in the works, with the possibility that a new studio album will follow.
GRIP INC.‘s fourth studio LP, “Incorporated”, was released in March 2004 through SPV Records. The follow-up to 1999’s “Solidify” was recorded and mixed at Woodhouse studios in Hagen, Germany and was produced by the group’s guitarist, Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL).
GRIP INC.‘s lineup also included vocalist Gus Chambers, who died on October 13, 2008 at the age of 52. Chambers reportedly took his own life.
Lombardo, Chaos, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri recently joined forces to record music for a documentary about House Of Shock, the infamous New Orleans haunted house attraction founded in 1992 by ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo. Helming the sessions was producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, KORN, DEFTONES), who was approached to provide music for the film by director Dean Karr (best known for his landmark videos for MARILYN MANSON) and producer Sean E. Demott.
Pictured below (left to right): Dave Lombardo and Casey Chaos
According to AOL‘s Noisecreep, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt, SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, AMEN vocalist Casey Chaos and ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri have joined forces in an as-yet-unnamed project. The new group is currently recording music for a documentary about House Of Shock, the infamous New Orleans haunted house attraction founded in 1992 by ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo. Helming the sessions is producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, KORN, DEFTONES), who was approached to provide music for the film by director Dean Karr (best known for his landmark videos for MARILYN MANSON) and producer Sean E. Demott.
Holt, who has been touring with SLAYER for the past two years, filling in for Jeff Hanneman (who is still recuperating from the spider bite that nearly cost him his arm), tells Noisecreep: “Whenever Dave and I would get on deck for soundcheck [during the SLAYER tours], we’d go up there first and jam make up stuff every day. It just comes easy for us. We’re both into being spontaneous and improvising. We probably have an album’s worth of material.”
He adds: “The [song] we were working on today, it’s like a combination of all of our bands with DISCHARGE and THE EXPLOITED and GBH on it. Really, really punk. Super crunchy and super brutal. It just came together so naturally. There’s a beat and a riff and Casey starts spewing some venom on top of it. It’s awesome!”
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Pictured below (left to right): Ross Robinson, Gary Holt, Dave Lombardo, Casey Chaos
According to TMZ.com, AMEN singer Casey Chaos (real name: Karim Chmielinski) was arrested last night for DUI in Studio City, California after he allegedly smashed his SUV into as many as 15 parked cars.
Police say the 46-year-old musician abandoned his car at the scene and went to his nearby home, where he was arrested at around 12:50 a.m. Casey‘s blood alcohol level was just above .08, the legal limit in California.
Video footage of Casey‘s smashed up vehicle and Chaos during his arrest can be seen HERE.
Casey announced in August 2008 that he was making “much-needed and overdue changes to his lifestyle” and checking himself into Hollywood’s Wonderland rehabilitation center.
For over a decade, Chaos claimed, he had been prescribed various meds for pain and treatment of his various health issues. These, combined with grueling touring schedules and heavy drinking while on the road, had worn on Chaos and caused his health and state of mind to deteriorate further.