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Daggermouth Update

Posted July 30, 2008, 9:34 a.m. in Bands by Michael

Daggermouth vocalist Nick Leadlay provided an update on his status following the band's cancellation of tourdates earlier this year.  Here is what he had to offer up:

So it's been a while huh? I pulled a Dave Chappelle and moved to Africa. Well not really but i did move home to Ottawa on the east coast of Canada.

So i figured i'd write a quick note and say thank you soooo much to everyone who has written me/dmouth with words of encouragement. I especially want to thank my boy Vinnie from I am the avalanche for writing such a nice bulletin about my situation back in february. As well as the numerous bands that have become my friends over the past 2-3 years for writting/calling too.

So what the hell happened? To be honest i don't even know. I have been battling with depression/anxiety for over 10 years as i'm sure some people knew just by listening to our records. For some reason i think the pressure of touring/running a band finally caught up to me on that comeback kid tour. My body decided it was time to slow down. I had been in and out of hospitals quite a few times in the months leading up to that tour and received basically zero help. Don't believe Michael Moore the Canadian health care system isn't always perfect by any means. So it was only a matter of time really before this happened.

I have since moved home and i am receiving tons of medical help as well as support from a circle of friends i've known for over 20 years. My family has also helped me stabilize my life as well as give me the gift of my first nephew. My new best friend...Oliver Nicholas Leadlay is now 3 months old.
And yeah Nicholas is after me :)

That being said the last 3 months have been some of the toughest i've experienced in the past 10 years. I left San Fran and flew directly home to Ottawa. I haven't been to Vancouver yet and all my belongings are still there. It's been a crazy ride so far. Going from playing shows everyday and meeting so many people. Then a day later being on the other side of the country with nothing is pretty fucked. I basically think about this band every single day and it's hard knowing i just can't do it right now. You can't just eat and breath dmouth for 3 years and then flick a switch and forget about it a day later.

Other than that i have also managed to rip a bunch of ligaments in my ankle. I did it playing soccer 2 weeks ago and am now off work and on crutches for 6-8 weeks.
When it rains it pours huh?

So to kill time I've been playing a lot of guitar and have written a few acoustic songs. Not sure if they will ever see the light of day but it's fun just to be playing music again even if it is alone in my room.

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