Friday, September 10, 2010


First day arriving in LA, Mike Lerner (Behold... the Arctopus) takes us out to eat, and drives Colin around town to purchase a new bass, and extra gear that never arrived when shipped from Germany at the end of our European tour.

Cynic at the El Ray, first night of tour.

Tasty dinner from the super-cool chef at Slims in San Francisco.

Slims load in.

Sam, our fearless and tireless, driver.

Markus (tour manager) with Sam.

Temporary breakdown.

Diner in the middle of nowhere.

With Eyes Abstract, opening the show in Portland.

Cynic played a festival this day in Seattle, so us and Intronaut played the Funhouse.

A mysterious man appeared out of nowhere and handed us this delicious box of donuts, then disappeared. Thanks!

The most annoyingly-named venue ever.

Vancouver at night.

Not sure if Paul was aware of this... (photo: Markus Lempsch)

Markus, myself, and Mark (guitar tech/multi-tasker). (photo: Markus Lempsch)

Sean Reinert's shoes and shorts.

With my old pal Zac (ex-Cephalic Carnage) in Denver.

With Danny (Intronaut).

Not sure what Paul is telling us here, but it must've been funny.


Colin, with Shane of Guzzlemug. These guys came to the rescue in St. Paul when Intronaut's van broke down (Dysrhythmia was using all their backline), and let us use their amps, and drums.

Jarrett (soundman), Markus, and Omeed (lighting/visuals).

Markus passes out after one beer.

Changing strings backstage @ Bottom Lounge in Chicago.

Bottom Lounge treated us very well, it felt like being in Europe again.

Joe and Sacha from Intronaut.

Jeff and Colin.

(photo: Markus Lempsch)

Tymon and Robin doing excellent shopping. (photo: Markus Lempsch)

@ Magic Stick in Detroit.

Bizarre hallway.

Opera House in Toronto.


"Take the chance and take a shower!"

With Luc Lemay, who came out to the show in Montreal. Gorguts!

My bunk.

Paul's rig.

Flood in Boston at the venue before the show.

Philly @ the Trocadero.

Philly load out.

Markus trying to rush us in DC at sound check. (photo: Markus Lempsch)

Dave Witte, Sean Reinert, Jeff Eber, Danny Walker

Some very old friends from VA, some I hadn't seen in 15 years, came out to the show in DC.

Troy from Mastodon, rockin' out in the Intronaut van in Atlanta.

Tymon, myself, Markus doing our best cousin IT impressions. (photo: Paul Masvidal)

A bit of Southern soul food.

The Social in Orlando, FL


Paul gives yoga lessons (step 1)

(step 2)

(step 3)

Off day in Florida at Jason Suecof's house, death metal cookout!

3 ex-Death guitarists (Shannon Hamm, Paul Masvidal, Bobby Koelble) in the same room! (photo: Markus Lempsch)

Paul and I, end of tour.

Being boring backstage.

Colin attempts to liven it up...

Breakdown in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Last show.

"Metal summer camp" - Sacha/Intronaut (photo: Markus Lempsch)

Saying goodbye to Sam at the airport.

Bored and waiting for our flight home.


  1. Thanks for sharing all this with the fans.

  2. Wow, the resolution on some of these is amazing! You must have a beast of a camera (and/or some great photography skills).

    It could have been worse re: "Venue". I remember a dance club in Boston called "Venu". Eesh.

  3. Great pics, saw you all in Atlanta on this tour

  4. Kevin, those pics were great. That tour hopefully yielded new fans for you guys... Still haven't worked on the El Rey boot yet... My lame excuse is that I'm backlogged!