Infobox Musical artist
Name = Zimmers Hole
Background = group_or_band
Alias = ZH
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Extreme metal, Comedy rock
Years_active = 1991–present
Label = Century Media, Hevydevy
Associated_acts = Dark Angel
Dethklok Fear Factory Strapping Young Lad
URL = [http://www.legionofflames.com/ www.legionofflames.com]
Chris Valagao Jed Simon Byron Stroud Gene Hoglan
Past_members = Steve Wheeler
Zimmers Hole is an Canadian heavy metal band from
Vancouver, formed in 1991 as a side-project of Strapping Young Ladmembers Byron Stroudand Jed Simon, along with vocalist Chris Valagaoand drummer Steve Wheeler.cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:anfqxqwkld0e~T10|title=Zimmers Hole > Biography|last=True|first=Chris|publisher=allmusic|accessdate=2008-08-03]
"Bound by Fire"
"From the text according to "Bound by Fire"
By The Light of the Sheep's Eye, We; Zimmers Hole, Do Espouse These, Our Laws...
# Should They Plunder, Thou Shalt Suffer an Eternity of Humiliation in Song for Thy Ignorance and Stupidity.
# Thou Shalt Embrace the Flame. For It is The Creator, and The Destroyer, and The Cooker of Weeners.
# Thou Shalt Wear Dark Clothing. Especially, Big Tall, Leather Boots.
# Thou Shalt Break the Crust that Imprisons the Rectally Retentive.
# Beware the Changeling Glo-God for It is the True Weakness of Will.
# Thou Shalt Ignite That Which Burns.
# Thou Shalt Suck It. Suck It Up. Suck It The Fuck Up. You Fuck.
# Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of
Bob Barker. The True Shirtless Aerosol Cheesus Crust, in vain.
# Thou Shalt Stand and Accept It.
# Thou Shalt Swill Ale From A Bullet Proof Cup.
# Thou Shalt Revel in the Flesh and Consume the Feast That is Life, Before the Great Flash - Dot of Armageddon.
"Legion of Flames"
In 2001, when
Strapping Young Ladwas done touring, Jed and Byron got Devin Townsend to produce their second album "Legion of Flames", released on his label Hevy Devy Records. It was a big step-up from their previous album, with song parodies such as "Gender of The Beast" (Number of The Beast, Iron Maiden), "Sodomanaz" (Go For a Soda, Kim Mitchell), and spoofing Metallica's "Master of Puppets" in the song "Evil Robots" with the line "Napster, Napster, where's the cash that I've been after?". The album also contained a straight-out cover of Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonight" with humorously altered lyrics.
"When You Were Shouting at the Devil..."
In August 2007, Zimmer's Hole signed with
Century Media Recordsfor the release of their third studio album. cite web|url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=78077|title=Zimmers Hole Signs Worldwide Deal with Century Media, Enters Studio|date=2007-08-03|publisher=Blabbermouth|accessdate=2008-08-03] Byron and Jed had this to say:
Shortly after, drummer Steve left the band and in December 2007 was replaced by
Gene Hoglan, another former Strapping Young Lad member. Gene joined in time to start the recordings for the new album.cite web|url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=86213|title=Gene Hoglan Joins Zimmers Hole|date=2007-12-05|publisher=Blabbermouth|accessdate=2008-08-03] With this roster, Zimmer's Hole now has 3 of 4 former SYL members, with Devin Townsendas vocal producer.cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:w9foxzejldse~T10|title=When You Were Shouting at the Devil > Review|last=Henderson|first=Alex|publisher=allmusic|accessdate=2008-08-03] The band entered Vancouver's Armoury Studios in the same month to record the album, entitled " When You Were Shouting at the Devil... We Were in League with Satan" released on Start date|2008|3|11 through Century Media Records.cite web|url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=89140|title=Zimmers Hole: New Album Details Revealed|date=2008-01-23|publisher=Blabbermouth|accessdate=2008-08-03]
In an interview with
MTVon April 2008, the vocalist "Heathen" explains the origin of the album's name:
Chris Valagao(Also known as “Heathen”, “Dr. Heathen Hooch”, “E.Val”, “Lorde of Ass-Fire”) – vocals
Jed Simon(Also known as “El Smooché”, “Lord of Electric Wynde”) – guitar
Byron Stroud(Also known as “Sickie Moochmaster”, “Lorde of Greased Thunder”) – bass
Gene Hoglan– drums (2007–present)
*Steve Wheeler (Also known as “Bangsley Starnipples”, “Lorde of Strobe Lightning”) – drums (1991–2007)
*Will Campagna – keyboard (2002)
*Chris Stanley (Also known as “The High Commander of the Satanic Bubble”) – guitar
Bound by Fire" (1997)
Legion of Flames" (2001)
When You Were Shouting at the Devil... We Were in League with Satan" (2008)
* [http://www.legionofflames.com/ Zimmers Hole - Official Site]
* [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1585215/20080410/zimmer's_hole.jhtml Interview with the Heathen]
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