Mammal Break Up
2009-10-31 by Davey Boy STAFF | 62 Comments
Australian band Mammal have broken up. In a statement released to fans the band claim that “Due to long standing personal, political, musical and business differences, Mammal has decided it cannot continue and is no more…”

3 of the band's members (Pete Williamson, Nick Adams and Zane Rosanoski) will continue on together in a new project, while frontman Ezekiel Ox will release the debut album from his The Ox And The Fury project in early 2010.
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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2009
20858 Comments


Billy, was this on the cards?

That is a lot of differences right there!

Douglas
October 31st 2009
9201 Comments


Gee, didn't see this one coming, though I was not as keen a follower as Billy.

Sounds like some issues between Ezekiel and the rest of the band, obviously.

AtavanHalen
October 31st 2009
17927 Comments


Oh man, really?
At least do a farewell tour.

Fugue
October 31st 2009
7354 Comments


So Billy's gonna be devastated and stuff...

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2009
20858 Comments


Billy may have to change his name to Karnivoolian.

Fugue
October 31st 2009
7354 Comments


It doesn't have the same ring, maybe Jericconian?

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2009
20858 Comments


BirdsOfTokyoian?

No, no, I have it; DefLeppardian.

Fugue
October 31st 2009
7354 Comments


Surely not.

Aaron
October 31st 2009
652 Comments


Kill your boss and take all his money, eh?

Douchebag
October 31st 2009
3624 Comments


What the hell!? These guys were just about to hit it big and had a huge following!

catsinflats
October 31st 2009
129 Comments


man this sucks, and i missed their last tour

hopefully their new bands will be just as good

Romulus
October 31st 2009
8447 Comments


What?!? I literally got into these guys last week. What a bummer.

zuzek
October 31st 2009
752 Comments


What. Shit.

Eclectic
October 31st 2009
3302 Comments


What
The
Fuck

Dammit!

Eclectic
November 1st 2009
3302 Comments


Does anyone have any idea what Zeke's new project is going to sound like, apart from being folk/rock?

AtavanHalen
November 1st 2009
17927 Comments


Have you listened to Winter in Suburbia?

Vooligan
November 1st 2009
3541 Comments


My take on the whole thing:

Was always going to happen, given Zeke's personality and what not, nevertheless i'm absolutely gutted. Given Nick, Pete and Zane are continuing on with whatever and knowing what Zeke's like, is that the three guys have just had enough of him or Zeke's pissed one to many people off and they've just told him to fuck off. Given they've cited political differences, again smells of Zeke getting too out there with all of his views, which were, in the last few months getting pretty extreme. You could see at gigs and the like everything getting a little tense etc. Such as him being quoted recently "Australia is the most racist country in the world" (Which i wont necessarily argue with) but other stuff he's been doing like hanging shit on the Australian flag at Sounds of Spring a few weeks ago. Last weekend at Swarm he spent two minutes actually yelling at the crowd about how the spring racing carnival is the devil that tells girls what to wear and no one tells girls what to wear in "HIS town". The last couple of months, while still a ridiculously fun band to see live, it just turned into a vessel for Zeke to rant about some really trivial things.

My gut feel is the other guys had just had enough of his shit and told him to fuck off.
Not surprising really given what happened with Full Scale, even though i kinda knew this was coming, i feel like I've been kicked in the nuts repeatedly for the last 3 hours. They were getting pretty damn big the the UK as well, it's such a fucking waste of talent. Also given they've cancelled all shows must mean it was something pretty big, even Full Scale played a farewell show when a few of the guys hated each other.

On the other projects:
Heres The Ox and the Fury's myspace: www.myspace.com/theoxandthefury
It's basically just chilled out Alt/Country Rock. Interesting to note that Lucius from Cog is the drummer.

And Zeke's other new project with Forrester called Smash Nova I can see being an outlet for all Zeke's hip hop/funk stuff given Forrester is primarily a producer. It's actually interesting that he's gone back to working with Forrester, he was in Full Scale with Zeke back when they first started. Kinda suggests that he's the only one who can actually put up with Zeke for a decent amount of time.

The three other guys i can see continuing on with bits of what Mammal had, mainly the classic rock and funk influences and less of the rap etc which was more Zeke's thing.

So what now, i'm absolutly shattered and i have a Biology exam tomorrow to study for. Fucking excellent weekend.

Congrats if you made it through all of that /rant

Eclectic
November 1st 2009
3302 Comments


Damn mate, unlucky, best of luck with the exam though.
Hmm, that was actually where I was heading too, but it just won't be the same without them together.
David, i have heard Winter In Suburbia, I was just unsure with the whole "rock" thing that they slapped onto it, something makes me doubt its going to be like WIS.

Vooligan
November 1st 2009
3541 Comments


Michael, head over to the fury's myspace they've got a song up there which is pretty much their sound.

Eclectic
November 1st 2009
3302 Comments


Will do Billy

Failsafe
November 1st 2009
2 Comments


Ah this sucks.

Was looking forward to seeing them again after exams finished.

Douchebag
November 1st 2009
3624 Comments


"it's such a fucking waste of talent"

Couldn't of said it better myself. I don't even know the band and I'm sorta upset/annoyed. So many people loved these guys, and they were getting an extreme following. The few songs i've heard on JJJ have been awesome as well.

Jim
November 1st 2009
5110 Comments


this is a turn up for the books. seems like ox was perhaps too much of a control freak.

bummer.

Vooligan
November 1st 2009
3541 Comments


Wow, as if this day couldn't get any worse. Word on the street is Cog are almost finished as well...

Don't quote me, just what i'm hearing.

Eclectic
November 1st 2009
3302 Comments


You've got to be kidding me, it'd be bloody terrible if Cog broke up as well.

Douglas
November 1st 2009
9201 Comments


Don't you dare!

xNintendoCorex
November 1st 2009
1272 Comments


im guessing this is bad news but...sorry guys, i never took them seriously.
I saw them with sunk loto and cog a while back and didnt dig it at all....mind you im not a cog fan either... > <

AtavanHalen
November 1st 2009
17927 Comments


Which means you're a Sunk Loto fan....?!?!?!?!?

xNintendoCorex
November 1st 2009
1272 Comments


look, we all have a patchy past that we should be ashamed of.
sunk loto were quite fun, they were actually one of the first bands i ever saw live, when i was in year 7 something


Vooligan
November 1st 2009
3541 Comments


I've got Sunk Loto's debut around here somewhere. Not a bad album.

xNintendoCorex
November 1st 2009
1272 Comments


i know hey, i quite liked the second album too, some very interesting riffs there.

Meatplow
November 1st 2009
5524 Comments


Hopefully they'll move on to bigger and better things.

VicariousIntent
November 1st 2009
1599 Comments


This is real shame...I just got into them about a year ago and I've loved em ever since. They probably had their best material ahead of them too. Uggggh, such a shame...

Ryce
November 1st 2009
81 Comments


lol Who?

nodnerB
November 1st 2009
189 Comments


Noooo, Mammal, :C

KILL
November 1st 2009
72280 Comments


yea who

Digging: Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses

Aaron
November 1st 2009
652 Comments


I have a story about a Sunk Lotto gig, Wonoona-Bulli RSL and a girl, but it's not for the internet. lol

xNintendoCorex
November 1st 2009
1272 Comments


did you get rejected and burnt pretty badly?


Jim
November 1st 2009
5110 Comments


i dare say he got the leg over ;-)

xNintendoCorex
November 1st 2009
1272 Comments


nothing like a bit of daily exercise hey?

Vooligan
November 1st 2009
3541 Comments


Still feels like i've been kicked in the guts repeatedly for the last 24 hours.

Also, now know for a fact that its basically Zeke's fault that Mammal is no more.

Douchebag
November 1st 2009
3624 Comments


Ah well dude, look at it this way, from the remains of kyuss came Queens Of The Stone Age. There is always the chance that they could go on to make bigger and better things.

Although if say, The Living End called it quits, I would not be a happy chappy.

xNintendoCorex
November 1st 2009
1272 Comments



Also, now know for a fact that its basically Zeke's fault that Mammal is no more.


MY BAD


Eclectic
November 1st 2009
3302 Comments


Shame on you Zeke, why did you have to let us down?

Captain North
November 2nd 2009
6792 Comments


I NEVER GOT TO SEE THEM LIVE! NOOOOOO!!!!!

Eclectic
November 2nd 2009
3302 Comments


Damn, I missed them as well, I've always had them as a "before I die I must do this" kind of thing, though not as serious as that.

Captain North
November 2nd 2009
6792 Comments


Does that mean their last gig was halloween?

Vooligan
November 2nd 2009
3541 Comments


I was lucky enough to see them a few times. No, they broke up before the halloween gig, North. MM9 replaced them as headliners for that. Their last gig was SWARM festival at the Espy here in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago.

Heres a recording of it if you're interested: http://fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com


Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
November 2nd 2009
7025 Comments


Mammal who?

Jim
November 2nd 2009
5110 Comments


no, just mammal.

Eclectic
November 2nd 2009
3302 Comments


Wait, why are they commenting on a band they've never heard of? That seems kind of stupid to me.

TheyTookOurJobs
November 3rd 2009
1318 Comments


crazy!!!!!! these guys were actually pretty good!

Vooligan
November 4th 2009
3541 Comments


Just to make things more interesting:

Good Afternoon,

Well it's been a huge shock to everyone watching Mammal fizzle out into nothing. No one was more upset than me that the other members cancelled our final Aussie shows. It was a shitty way to end a great band, threats of lawsuits, no communication and our fans left wondering: why? Such a punk rock cliche from a band that was anything but.

But at times like these is is important to remember what has been there for you all along, and for me that has been the Fury.

Moving into it's 7th year, with one extremely rare (soon to be re-pressed) album under our belts, and another album "Guitars Die In Hot Cars" recorded and being released in April next year, The Ox and the Fury will now have a chance to take centre stage.

I invite all of you to come to the Northcote Social Club on Saturday the 28th of November, to see me alone on stage with my guitar and my songs. My good friends the Tim McMillan band will be there, and I will be playing from the heart and soul, I hope to see you all there.

Check out the film clip for "We'll Never Know" @:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5d4-WBt89M

All the best

Ezekiel


Jim
November 4th 2009
5110 Comments


first paragraph sounds bitter as hell

nice name change mang.

Vooligan
November 4th 2009
3541 Comments


thanks man.

Yeah, he doesn't sound like a happy chappy, does he. Wait for Smash Nova, i think we'll see a very angry Zeke in that band. Sounds like he's re-releasing Winter In Suburbia too, which is awesome.

Captain North
November 4th 2009
6792 Comments


Oh man, he's really using his awesome last name isn't he. xD

Benjajinj
November 7th 2009
11 Comments


How shite, I never got to see them live. What adds to it is that half of my music was corrupted last
night, this just gets worse.

Edit: Actually, while I think about it, could somebody help me out here? Tracks 1 - 3 of Vol 1 Aural
Undergrn and the Hollywood Shrine b-side from Slaves? I'd be very grateful.

xNintendoCorex
November 8th 2009
1272 Comments


i never realised one of them was called ezekiel....
now i understand why its all my fault.
haa

Vooligan
November 8th 2009
3541 Comments


Oh lol you actually thought i was blaming you the other day? Ahaha

xNintendoCorex
November 8th 2009
1272 Comments


haha pretty much, then i read your post and was like
whaaaa?

Douchebag
December 28th 2009
3624 Comments


So I just read that these guys did a gig in melbourne or brisbane or something. Did they not break up? what's the story?

Eclectic
December 28th 2009
3302 Comments


No idea, they set an official email, so that's legit. They might have gotten back and not told anyone.
Fuck them if they did.



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