Deconstruct In Search of New Front-Man!

The story runs deep with Deconstruct. An aggressive, in your face, heavy rock/modern metal band comprised of the brutal, grungy groove oriented guitar riffs of Joe Fraulob (ex-Danzig), the powerful, deep, head-spinning bass lines of Bobby Real (ex-Dedvolt), the bone crushing drums of Tom Frost (ex-Luxt) and vocalist MC Droze’s intense growling and often melodic vocals. Yeah, this band has got it going on … A solid timeline of success, expanded musicianship and continually evolving into a “Post Apocalyptic” Metal genre!

Deconstruct is currently seeking a new front-man to fill the void after original singer Droze moved to another state. MC Droze will be missed and his latest contribution to the soon to be released LP Ashen Empire is nothing short of incredible. “We wish him the best with all his endeavors,” says Fraulob. The full-length album has been recorded, engineered and produced by Joe Fraulob, and mixed by top renowned industry pro, Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios (TestamentMachine Head). Management has been secured under Frankie James (Culture Rock). Professional videos have also been produced by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (see video for “Machine” below) and award winning film-maker Josh Pierson and are ready to be released once the timing is right!

The Deconstruct foundation can be traced to guitarist Joe Fraulob’s 2001 courtship with Columbia Records, when his prior band, Side-Swipe, was targeted by the A&R team of John Weakland (Union Underground) and the legendary John Kalodner (Aerosmith). Once the label threw Side-Swipe into the mix of different producers and spent upwards of $30,000 on demos, the band knew they were on to something big. Ultimately, Columbia felt the demos that Fraulob produced at his own studio were the best, which gave Fraulob and the band the confidence to trust their instincts musically, and to fight for their own path. This gave way to the birth of Deconstruct with Fraulob writing for his new project to include an uncompromising vision for a new sound – dark and heavy yet melodic and dynamic – ready for the radio, but powerful enough to crush skulls in a live setting. Fraulob recorded the first Deconstruct demo at his own studio the Pus Cavern where Fraulob had spent the last decade developing his engineering chops recording Sacramento heavyweights such as The Deftones and began to send this demo out to industry pros. After hearing the demo, David Draiman and Dan Donegan of Disturbed personally chose Deconstruct as opener for their Music As A Weapon 2 tour where Deconstruct’s first show was opening for Disturbed, Chevelle, and Taproot in front of an audience of 5000. Immediately, the band’s prowess as a live act was recognized, and Bill Graham Presents placed the band on several amphitheater shows (Iron MaidenDio, and Motorhead at Sleep Train Amphitheater; and Def Leppard at Irvine Meadows). While building their reputation as one of the West Coast’s most hard hitting live acts, Deconstruct began making headway in the world of Rock Radio. The band’s debut EP “Sign Of Things To Come” received play nationwide, enabling Deconstruct to expand their touring base. The work paid off, resulting in more high profile shows with a diverse array of acts including NickelbackPuddle of MuddDrowning PoolDeath AngelHelmet, and Hed PE. The band’s second EP, a sampler of tracks from their forthcoming album, received radio play on over 100 stations. The single “Time Kills” was added to heavy rotation on commercial station WOBX (98X) in North Carolina. Deconstruct also became the only unsigned band to ever receive play on KRXQ in Sacramento’s “Smash or Trash” receiving a 100% listener “Smash” rating. Deconstruct was definitely on the rise and was then chosen by multi-platinum act Korn as main stage openers for the Korn, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin concert at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. After 2 successful U.S. tours promoting the first Deconstruct album The Human Condition, Fraulob joined the legendary multi-platinum act Danzig as touring lead guitarist for an incredible 2 year run after which Deconstruct took a hiatus. In 2017 Fraulob joined the legendary Bay Area Metal group Trauma and ended up producing and recording their 2019 album As The World Dies. Recording and touring with Trauma inspired Fraulob to reboot Deconstruct to record a new album then to follow up with more main-stage appearances. The crushing new album, Ashen Empire, features long-time Deconstruct members Fraulob, drummer Tom Frost, and vocalist MC Droze, with additional appearances by drummers Darren Minter (Heathen) and Kris Gustofson (Trauma), and bassist Greg Christian (Testament).

Which brings us to the present, 2021 sees Deconstruct with the strongest, hardest hitting, most talented line-up yet. With Fraulob at the helm with his brutal guitar mastery, the thundering super bassist Bobby Real and one of the best drummers in NorCal, Tom Frost, on board, Deconstruct is firing on all cylinders. All three bring their extensive experience to the table to create a sound that is current but unique, extremely heavy yet mesmerizingly melodic and memorable. There’s no doubt success will once again be risen out of the ashes!! A pro studio and practice room has been built, a new album recorded and mastered, extensive press ready to go out and Deconstruct is tour ready!

However, with the loss of their singer MC Droze, this greatness can’t continue until that void is replaced, so Deconstruct is now placing a call to action to all professional “qualified & stage seasoned” vocalists to front this dynamically structured band. Qualified applicants respond at the email below to arrange an audition.

Serious inquiries only!! Click HERE to contact!

Deconstruct is:
Joe Fraulob / Guitars
Bobby Real / Bass
Tom Frost / Drums
Vocals / YOU?
Management: FrankieJ@CultureRockMedia.com

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Korn Begins Reunion Tour 2013 with Brian “Head” Welch in Belle Vernon, PA

So, I’m talking to my buddy Jesus.  No, not that Jesus.  If I talked to that one I’d probably be bilking you for donations and pretending to heal people.  Anyways, he’s on his way to the Korn show in Rostraver.  Freakin’ Rostraver.  Belle Vernon, PA.  Like well out of Pittsburgh.  Why would Korn open their tour and first state side appearance with Brian “Head” Welch back fully with the band at a two thousand seat hockey arena in the middle of east “kubutt”?

Maybe it was the idea to have a nice warm up for the tour, the fact that drummer Ray Luzier’s grew up a stones throw from the place and much of his family was in attendance, or Korn just did not have a clue where Drusky Entertainment was able to book them?  It doesn’t matter, it actually turned out to be pretty spectacular for the fans.

The excitement was pretty palpable for fans and bands alike.  The audience was lined up fairly early in the day, made up of a lot of more rural folk who were pretty pumped for the big event.  But what was even more interesting was to go behind the venue to the buses and see Brian “Head” Welch’s band Love and Death and their nerves piling up. Head himself rolling around in dirt, literally, soiling up his brand spankin’ new white outfit and prepping it for the tour as a film crew captured much of the happenings.  Jonathan Davis cooly going about some last minute sound check vocals.  David Draiman of Device (and Distrurbed?) just returning from his workout at the local gym (that he walked to) and enjoying some nutritious refreshment via Sheetz.  These guys don’t act like rock stars.  They don’t talk like stars.  And most importantly they don’t treat anyone like the stereotypical rock star.

Before the show began I also ran into Josie from KornRow.com.  She is super awesome and it was a pleasure to finally meet her and the people behind KornRow.  Anyways, she shared some pix of her spending the day with some of the members of Korn who invited her, and other fans, hanging out at one of Ray’s family member’s farms  (in the area) complete with camels and a leopard and all kinds of cool exotic animals.  How many bands take their fans on intimate stuff like that? That was all before the show even began.  But the show was what everyone was there for.  Especially because Brian, fondly known as “Head”, was finally fully back with the band and even recording.

This was the first performance with Head in the States and it was going to be a momentous occasion.  They could not have opened with a better song.  It’s the song many of us discovered Korn with and became instant fans.  (I remember seeing the video at 3AM on MTV one early morning after returning from Casey’s Draft House.  It was the next day that CD became mine and my friends soundtrack.  We saw the band at a small college in Ohio, caught them at Metropole, Lollapolooza, hung out with Fieldy and Head backstage at the Vans Warped Tour, and many more times in the beginning of their career.)  All of it started with “Blind” and it remains my favorite song from the band.  Return to present day and the hits just kept on coming (see the set list provided by KornRow.com).  It was a special moment to hear them play “Chi”, especially when my bud Jesus gave Head a Chi sticker he made in honor of Chi Cheng from The Deftones (who was a very good friend of Korn) and he immediately put it on his guitar (see pictures below).  Besides those mentioned, some highpoints would be “Falling Away From Me”, “Coming Undone”, “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Freak On A Leash”.

Korn is back in top form.  For those of you who saw the Stage AE in Pittsburgh show last year, which was very good as well, there is nothing comparable to the interplay between Munky and Head that has returned.  That chemistry was missing and is now back in full force.  The between song guitar banter was mesmerizing.  But as far as reunions go don’t hold your breath for former drummer David Silveria to come back (more on Korn’s end than his), but rather look forward to the release of the new record that promises to be a return to the old formula.

Setlist 5/15/13 Rostraver Ice Garden 

Intro
Blind
Ball Tongue
Twist
Chi
Falling Away From Me
Narcissistic Cannibal
Dead Bodies Everywhere
Coming Undone
Did My Time
Shoots & Ladders/Somebody Someone
Here to Stay
Kill Mercy Within
Helmet in the Bush
No Place to Hide
Need To
Lies
Another Brick in the Wall
4U
Get Up
Got the Life
Freak On a Leash

All photos ©2013 AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

CHISTICKER

A film crew captured much of the momentous night
A film crew captured much of the momentous night

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The film crew helps Head "dirty up"
The film crew helps Head “dirty up”

Head exclaims, "Mama would be so proud!"
Head exclaims, “Mama would be so proud!”

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Check out the Chi sticker...
Check out the Chi sticker…

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Brian "Head" Welch with PMM Editor in Chief Alan
Brian “Head” Welch with PMM Editor in Chief Alan

Jesus and Head
Jesus and Head

Nonpoint New Tour Dates & Skate Decks

Nonpoint will join Device (a new collaboration featuring David Draiman of Disturbed) as direct support along with openers Gemini Syndrome on select U.S. dates starting on April 16th. As previously announced Nonpoint is also confirmed to hit the road March 18th with All That Remains, Hellyeah and In This Moment as well as performing on additional spot dates with P.O.D., Buckcherry and Hinder.

Last week, Nonpoint kicked off an IndieGoGo campaign to help support their next round of extensive touring. After only one week, their “Dude, Where’s Our Bus?! Keep Nonpoint On The Road” IndieGoGo campaign is 45% funded, with 38 days left to go. Nonpoint has arranged a series of “perks” that feature exclusive merchandise and unique experiences for fans ranging from $5.00 digital demos to $5,000 for a private acoustic performance.

New perks will continue to be added during the cycle of the campaign, so check back for more updates!

Nonpoint Tour Dates – CLICK HERE for Tickets

March 13- Augusta, GA – The Country Club (P.O.D)
March 14 – Montgomery, AL – Rock Bottom (Candlelight Red)
March 15 – Baton Rough, LA – Varity Theatre (Hinder)
March 16 – Covington, LA – Columbia St. Rock N Blues Café (Headline)
March 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hinder)
March 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (All that Remains, Hellyeah)
March 19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
March 20 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
March 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia LA Live (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
March 23 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory (All That Remains, Hellyeah, In This Moment)
March 24 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (All That Remains, In This Moment)
March 26 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore (All That Remains, Hellyeah, In This Moment)
March 25 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck (Hellyeah)
March 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
March 29 –  Missoula, MY – Wilma Theater – (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
March 30 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
April 1 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
April 3 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Ctr. Arena (All That Remains)
April 5 – Fargo, ND – The Venue (All That Remains)
April 6 – Rochester, MN
 – Wicked Moose (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
April 7 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
April 9 – South Bend, IN – Club Fever (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
April 10 – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s Fuel Room (All That Remains, Hellyeah)
April 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (All That Remains)
April 13 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field (Earth Day Birthday Festival)
April 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live (Headline)
April 16 – Destin, FL – Club L.A. (Device)
April 17 – Huntsville, AL – Sammy T’s Music Hall (Device)
April 20 – Tyler, TX – Click’s (Device)
April 21 – Lubbock, TX – LoneStar Amphitheater (Device)
April 23 – Dallas, TX – Trees (Device)
April 25 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar (Device)
April 26 – Beaumont, TX – The Gig (Device)
April 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Metro Park (Sugar & The Hi-Low Festival)
April 30 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Device)
May 1 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s (Device)
May 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Lunatic Luau (Buckcherry)
May 5 – Charlotte, NC – Rock City Campgrounds – (Carolina Rebellion Festival)

Disturbed Frontman David Draiman Speaks Out For Randy Blythe

On Lamb of God’s Facebook site David Draiman, frontman for Disturbed, posted this:

“MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS MY BLOOD, OUR FRIEND RANDY BLYTHE OF LAMB OF GOD HAS NOW OFFICIALLY BEEN INDICTED ON CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER. THIS IS A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE. HE IS BEING A MAN AND STANDING UP TO THESE CHARGES. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND TWITTER PAGES, RAISE AWARENESS AMONGST YOUR FRIENDS, AND TAKE THE TIME TO DONATE TO HIS DEFENSE FUND ON BOTH PAGES. YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY WRITING YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AND PRESSURING THE U.S. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS/STATE DEPARTMENT TO GET PERSONALLY INVOLVED. WE STAND BEHIND RANDY, HOPE ALL OF YOU WILL AS WELL. AS ALWAYS, MUCH RESPECT.

-DAVID

P.S. BEEN USING CAPS FOR YEARS, NOT CHANGING. BIGGER PROBLEMS IN LIFE. BUILD A BRIDGE AND GET OVER IT.”