On April 22nd in Corpus Christi, Texas, I got the very sad news of my father’s passing right before we were about to perform. I will be flying home to be with my family tonight and will rejoin the Soilwork tour in Richmond, VA on the 29th. Thank you all for your support and warm thoughts.
My dad meant the world to me and this is a very difficult time for both me and my family…
Last night after our show in St. Louis, our tour van was broken into as we were grabbing a bite to eat before our drive to Dallas. We were parked in a well-lit area in front of the restaurant. In the ten to fifteen minutes that it took for us to order our food and eat, all of our personal items such as laptops, cameras, musical equipment, cell phones, passports and money were stolen. We came outside to find the lock on the driver side door popped out of the van, and promptly called the police. A report has been filed and the van was fingerprinted, but the leads don’t seem promising. The police stated that this is apparently a common occurrence in the area. We are all in disbelief, but are very fortunate for everyone to be okay.
After discussing the situation as a group, we would like to try to continue on with this tour, but to be able to do this, we will need your help. We have all taken a huge hit financially, and we cannot continue on without some sort of support. We have set up a paypal account for any amount of donations to assist us for the duration of the tour.
[THE AUCTION IS CLOSED.]
Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.
Jeff Loomis Band and crew
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Below are photos of the crime scene in St. Louis:
Photo of the van, the officers have arrived at the scene.
Officer at the band’s black van. The police vehicles are white.
Another view of the lock.
I updated the Coroner Official Site. Here is the Coroner Year-End Update, 2012:
2011 is over and we want to thank you, our friends and fans, for your overwhelming response to our reunion concerts. We cannot find the words to express the appreciation we have for all of you.
The response to our first 2011 show at Les Docks in Lausanne gave us the kick-start we needed and has carried us through to our most recent shows in Greece. We’ve been blown away by the fans everywhere!
Thanks to every single one of you who came to our concerts! We hope you had as good of a time as we did! Thanks to all of the mags who wrote about us and also to the radio stations, and those who worked on our online shows! A special thanks to all the other bands that shared the stage with us!
We would also like to thank all the promoters and their staffs for doing the maximum to provide an excellent concert. You made it possible!!!
Our special thanks go out to Guenther and Rock the Nation, Laurence Vinclair at Les Docks in Lausanne, Ryan Taylor and Evan at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Ben Barbaud at Hellfest Clisson, Vicky Gregory at Bloodstock Open-air UK, Sascha Plecic and Gage from La Cueva in Thun, Jessie Pythoud for ScarKrows Bar Le Locle, Alfonso Siegrist, Patrik Grau, Tony Bolli and everybody at Plaza Club, Zurich, Andrea Bernini, Rock Hard Festival in Milano, Tomek at Club Studio Krakow, George Daron, Winter Masters of Rock Zlin, Anto and everybody from Rock Cult Bari, Harry Katinakis and friends in Athens and Mihalis Kalogerakis, Konstantine and Lena and everybody at Eight Ball Club in Thessaloniki.
At each venue we found many helping hands and outstanding people who are not listed by name here. Thank you all so much…
Without the best crew in the world we would have been completely lost. You guys did an awesome job and we hope you will be with us on the road till the very last show!!!
Martin Zeller (FOH), Dänu Michel (Lights), Sebastian “Raps” Reiber (FOH / Monitors), Nina Vetterli-Treml, Ben Chételat, Rui Pinto and Dimitris (Guitars), and Nico Müller (Drums). Welcome to the team, Ken Karnig and Melanie Schiegg.
Lu Cubello, our main dude who was with us almost the whole way from 1988 till 2011. Lu is leaving us after our last concert this year to fully concentrate on his job and family. We’re gonna miss you maximum bro. And never forget!
Daniel Stössel, our “fourth“ member! Thank you so much not just for the great sounds coming from your magic organ but also for documenting all the shows with your 46 cams. We can’t wait to see the result!
Last but not least our manager Oliver Macchi and ILT Music! You connected us to the world! It’s fucking great to have the chance to work with you again! And we would also like to thank Edy Vetterli for the bookkeeping.
You would not be able to read this, if there was not a CORONER REUNION PAGE…
So thank you Marc Rinderknecht (Website), Laurie Sato (Webhosting/Promotion), Nina Vetterli-Treml (Web Content) and Marcel “Games” Bruderer (Band Pics).
There will be a few more chances to see you at one of our upcoming shows. We have plans to add a couple more songs to our set list, but we’re not quite sure yet which ones. We’ll continue to film all the shows and hopefully put together a nice documentary, which will also include rare footage from the early days. Plus, we’re going to add tons of private photos to the homepage taken from the past to the present.
Keep on writing your comments, posting your recordings on YouTube, covering our songs!
So again, thank you all so much for remembering Coroner. Best wishes for the most happy and exciting year 2012.
Marky, Ron and Tommy
Edited by John “Vlad” Holback
(Thank you much again for coming to MDF and for your great help with this!!!)