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PostSubject: 2010 doesn't like metal   Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:32 pm

Swedish keyboardist Jens Johansson of multi-national melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS has issued the following update:

"Dear STRATOVARIUS fans, I am afraid we have some quite terrible news. News of the worst imaginable kind. It's about our friend and [German] drummer Jörg Michael [STRATOVARIUS].

"Jörg has cancer.

"He recently discovered a lump on his neck, went to the doctor, they decided to operate, and found what they call 'a malignant thyroid neoplasm.' They took out his whole thyroid just to have the best chance to get everything out. He will also have to undergo a regimen of radiotherapy.

"He is a fighter. We have all talked to him and it's clear that this guy is not down for the count. He and his team of German doctors are pissed off and ready to kick ass, and I would not want to be a little cancer cell on these guys' shit list.. believe me.

"Jörg and his family (and us guys in the band) found this out only last week, after the operation. Naturally we are all going between a lot of emotions, sadness, worry, shock, confusion, even anger.

"As for STRATOVARIUS, as you perhaps know, there is a long tour coming up with HELLOWEEN, and with the surgery and therapy that will now follow there is no way Jörg can do the first part of the tour. For me personally, I at first felt quite hopeless about the tour, because I was so upset about all this news. But Jörg himself has been extremely clear that he does not want the band to cancel a single show because of this. In the end, this is what made at least me feel better about going back hitting the road next week.

"So, we have debated what to do for many days now. Jörg first suggested my brother Anders to do this November-December 2010 leg, but it turns out Anders will, unfortunately, be busy recording some record or other with that little indie cellar band of his called HAMMERFALL. :o)

"After a lot of searching, we found a guy that both can do it and didn't have other commitments: Alex Landenburg [AT VANCE, ANNIHILATOR, MEKONG DELTA]. He plays well, Jörg says he is a great guy (very important!) and he even started learning the set already before we even had decided what to do, which to me shows a lot of dedication. You can Google Alex's name if you are curious.

"So it turns out that STRATOVARIUS will do the first leg of the HELLOWEEN '7 Sinners' tour, just as planned, only not with Jörg behind the kit, but with Jörg very much as a motivator to us being there. Not one single date will be cancelled or changed.

"Jörg wants to be back on the road with us again as soon as possible depending on the thearapy, but we are not making any promises; that one is up to powers even higher than Jörg Michael and his doctors.

"We will try to keep you somewhat updated.

"Anyway, the most important thing is that they think they got all the bad stuff out and that the end result is that we just fix that sentence I wrote above. We will then say: Jörg had cancer. But he beat it."


Not the biggest fan of their work, but this sucks nevertheless.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:40 pm

Yeah, not much of a fan, but it always sucks to have a band member die.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:22 pm

^He didn't die.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:32 pm

Well he has cancer.

We all know what cancer has done to metal D:
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:43 pm

cancer is sooo metal..
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:29 am

It's bad that it's in his thyroid, I think that's where it spreads all over the body, right? I hope they can get him back to health, Stratovarious is a pretty legendary band even though they aren't one of my personal favorites.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:31 pm

Fuck 2010...
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:49 pm

fuck, believe it or not i was never a huge fan, but this kind shit always sucks. FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:57 pm

Grew up on Stratovarius. When they reformed and kicked that pansy Tolkki out, I was elated.

This? Not so much. Jörg's good at what he does. Better be back.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:00 pm

Axe wrote:
It's bad that it's in his thyroid, I think that's where it spreads all over the body, right? I hope they can get him back to health, Stratovarious is a pretty legendary band even though they aren't one of my personal favorites.

I think thats lymph nod cancer that spreads everywhere but no cancer is good news, none the less.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Wait.....

I'm confused.

Stratovarius has fans?
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:44 pm

PortraitOfSanity wrote:
Wait.....

I'm confused.

Stratovarius has fans?

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 doesn't like metal   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:56 pm

It's not my fault...
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