July 28, 2012 Reno metal rockers Pain Clinic announce the departure of their long time lead vocalist J Wyddow Presock. Replacing Presock will be Steven Morris from another Reno metal favorite EnVIRUSment. Morris “will not” be leaving his current band as he is known to play in more than one band at a time, the sign of a great signer.
Pain Clinic’s spokesperson Jeff “Six String Shredder” Gresham told this examiner in an “exclusive” on-line interview,
“After several years and some long roads, Pain Clinic and J “Wyddow” Presock have parted ways, but not in the way that these things usually happen. The band and their now former front man parted on mutual terms.
Jay started in Pain Clinic as the guitarist and took over vocal duties when the band’s original singer went on a tirade during a show causing the band to release him on the spot. Jay debuted his vocals on the band’s 2nd album “Fate Worse Than Death” and again on Pain Clinic’s newest album “World In Chaos”. Jay although will be missed by Pain Clinic, he will debut his new band soon. Although it was a tough decision to release Jay to do what will inevitably make him the happiest, there is still a huge silver lining to this black cloud.
At this time I along with the rest of the band would like to announce the arrival of our new vocalist, who happens to be no stranger to the Reno scene and one of the hardest working musicians to date. We would like to announce that Steven Morris (Envirusment) will be taking the reigns as Pain Clinic’s new front man. I believe this will not only bring in a completely new sound and style, but will leave people with their jaws hanging open, and their ears pounding with pleasure”
Steven Morris will make his debut with the band on September 4, 2013 at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor as Pain Clinic supports Havok as presented by Josh Lease and Borndead Productions. Tickets for the event will be available soon, also on the bill are Reno’s own Blasphemous Creation and the huge Bay Area thrash band Hatchet.
Pain Clinic’s line-up will stay the same with the exception of Presock, Jeff “Six String Shredder” Gresham – (lead guitar), James “Weezer” Trieck – (drums), J.R. Biamonte – (rhythm guitar), Deston “Disco” Minton – (bass) and now Steven Morris – (vocals).
Presock posted on facebook this morning ,
“To all our fans, friends, and family, I am stepping down as the vocalist for Pain Clinic. The status quo of many elements has thusly made it to where I can no longer continue as their vocalist. I wish them the best and utmost success and hope they continue to stride forward in the same fashion as Pain Clinic has before me and when I was a member. Thank you for all the love and support through these last few years, I love you all. And don’t worry …. This isn’t the last you have heard from me”.
Steven Morris gave this comment to this examiner in an on-line interview this morning,
“I was recently approached by members of Pain Clinic to join forces with them as their full time vocalist. This was an easy decision for me since we are already all good friends outside of the music. I dig their music and them as people and brothers. I will still continue to be the vocalist for Envirusment and do both bands! Singing and performing is something I not only love to do but I have to do to keep from going insane. I will also be working and releasing an album with my third project Necrosic out of Oakland Ca. with John Shafer (ex. Envirusment, Funeral and Lavish Green drummer), Eric Cutler (Autopsy), Erika Osterhout (Skolex) and Scott Stanton (Mummification). Envirusment is working on writing a full length album so we will still be around. I am honored and flattered that Pain Clinic asked me to front the band! This is gonna be a great ride. My first show with them we will be opening up for Havok at JubJubs in Reno Sept. 4th, 2013. Look out its coming”.
All photos by, JOHN TUCKNESS
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