HADES Bassist Hospitalized

April 20, 2010

Reactivated '80s metallers HADES have issued the following update:

"It is with great regret and sadness that we must tell you that our bassist, Jimmy Schulman, is currently in the hospital and will not be able to partake in our reunion shows as planned.

"Jimmy came to rehearsal last Thursday and said he felt very sick. Things worsened after that and he missed our next three rehearsals because he was simply too sick to get out of bed.

"Alan [Tecchio, vocals] called NON-FICTION bassist Kevin Bolembach last Saturday and 30 minutes later we were jamming the set with Kevin. By last night we sounded as good as the band has ever sounded.

"Kevin is a true professional and we can't thank him enough for stepping up and helping us in this unfortunate situation.

"We WILL be performing at Dingbatz [in Clifton, New Jersey] at 10 p.m. tomorrow night [Wednesday, April 21] as planned.

"The Keep It True festival [in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany on Saturday, April 24] looks impossible at this time.

"As far as what is wrong with Jimmy, we do not know right now. He has a very high fever and has been vomiting for days.

"Please say a prayer for our friend and bandmate.

"We are so sorry to disappoint our fans. We have been planning these shows for over a year.

"Again... tomorrow's show at Dingbatz IS on."

The Dingbatz show will mark the first live appearance with most of HADES' "Resisting Success" lineup (Tecchio, Dan Lorenzo, Scott LePage and T. Coombs) since 1986.

At the end of January, the "Resisting Success" lineup of HADES had its first rehearsal since 1986.

Video footage of the session can be viewed below.

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