That’s at least what I took from the statement issued today by the Montreal hailing death metal outfit.
The statement comes a day after Max Duhamel — Kataklysm’s drummer — revealed he was taking a breather from the band to sober up.
He’s got a problem with drinking. It’s OK, dude. You’re already better off for recognizing you have a problem.
Me? I don’t have a problem. I can stop whenever I want to. Cold turkey. Easy.
“We as a band of brothers stand by Max’s decision to get better and to rise from his demons,” says the statement.
That means they won’t be ditching him just because he has an illness. Right on, Kataklysm.
“We all have them; some of us try to hide them and pretend they don’t exist, some of us have the courage to confront them, Max has shown strength to fight his. We stand by him and hope that he returns home when he is ready. In the meanwhile, I want everyone to know for those who haven’t seen the ‘Iron Will’ documentary that this band’s story is one of drama, pain and the long road to victory…
“We will practice what we preach on our albums. We will come out swinging hard and strong with this new album. We will find a suitable replacement and we will announce him in the next few weeks. We will not disappoint any of you.
“We have read the messages of encouragements you have posted. We have the best fans… and in these classic words, ‘the show must go on.’”
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