Hellfest rules. First of all, its in France. But more importantly, Hellfest is like metal’s Coachella: They manage to get all of the long-dormant holdouts to reunite. At the 2011 installment, Swiss tech thrash titans Coroner will reform for a punishing set, and, it seems, the reunion could end up leading to new music. Possibly. Maybe. But not definitely.
In an interview with Radio Metal, guitarist Tommy Vetterli, who, in previous chats, held fast to the stance that Coroner would never be resurrected. So, why the change of heart?
“Actually, this is not going to end up as a reunion. I mean, there won’t be an album,” he says. “But playing brings so much fun! For a very long time, I played a lot in the studio and I just missed playing live. Therefore I asked the other guys if they would be OK to play a few shows and they said, ‘OK. Why not?’”
Vetterli says it would be tough “making a new album,” but followed that up with a “Well, you never know. Maybe after four or five shows we’ll get into it and say, ‘Hey! Let’s do an album!’ Nobody knows what’s going to happen. We don’t have a master plan.” Dude, I hate this “You never know” shit, don’t you? Either you’re down to put out a new disc or you’re not. I wish bands wouldn’t flipflop like this all the time.
Anyways, if Coroner does comes through, it would end up being the band’s first studio LP since 1993’s more industrial-leaning, meh-received Grin. In 1995 and 1996, the band issued the compilations Coroner and The Unknown Unreleased Tracks 1985-95.
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