Alien Ant Farm Singer Recalls Crash

2012-09-15 by JohnFire | 28 Comments
Alien Ant Farm singer Dryden Mitchell wrote a very touching Facebook entry detailing what he went through in his band's fatal bus crash that occurred while they were touring Spain in 2002. Mitchell suffered a fractured C2 vertebrae from that and one of their crew members died.

Read Mitchell's entry here: https://www.facebook.com/alienantfarm

Currently Alien Ant Farm are in the studio with producer Johnny K (Staind, Disturbed, Megadeth) recording their first record since 2006 and their first record with their original lineup since 2003's TruAnt.

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deathofasalesman
September 16th 2012
5882 Comments


It hurt to read. Not because it was emotionally provoking (it was) but because capitalizing the first letter of every word
makes me lose my place easily and strain more than I should when reading.

Captivating read though.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
September 16th 2012
2098 Comments


Whenever I see someone type like that I always think "what a bitch it must be to hold the shift key down that often and yet that infrequently at the same time."

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deathofasalesman
September 16th 2012
5882 Comments


Maybe he did it for some poetic reason. Then again the heart symbol is kinda like whut.

MisterTornado
September 16th 2012
4507 Comments


decent movie

Dunpeal
September 16th 2012
3918 Comments


they had some cool vids back in the day. sucks about the crash tho

XingKing
September 16th 2012
11090 Comments


That was surprisingly well written and touching. Their first album is somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine. Tony Haaaaawwwwwkkkkk

Shuyin
September 16th 2012
12322 Comments


ANThology was awesome back in the day, didnt listen to the other albums.

good post anyway

truekebabpower
September 16th 2012
640 Comments


You should listen to other albums, I'm looking forward to a new album, I was wondering what these guys have been doing all this time. I really don't get why they would be a guilty pleasure, Truant was an excellent and mature album, much better than their first anyway.

TMobotron
September 16th 2012
7194 Comments


I saw these dudes live a year or two ago because it was free, and they were actually pretty damn fun. I always liked this band despite not actually liking a lot of what they put out because they always seemed fun, I mean the smooth criminal cover was great, and tracks like "Movies" were fun too. I'll definitely check out a new album from them.

I didn't know anything about the crash and TBH I won't read the article since I have no emotional connection or other interest, but I hope the best for these dudes still.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 16th 2012
10448 Comments


This is really touching.

Always had a soft spot for AAF - had a summer where all I listened to was them and Lostprophets.

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paxman
September 16th 2012
4084 Comments


Don't really understand the point of the story. It's like half of a story, ends rather abruptly before arriving at a reason. And why in the fuck would someone type that way, it's so stupid.

bloc
September 16th 2012
35299 Comments


DRYDEN ARE YOU OKAY ARE YOU OKAY DRYDEN

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 16th 2012
10717 Comments


"It hurt to read. Not because it was emotionally provoking (it was) but because capitalizing the first letter of every word
makes me lose my place easily and strain more than I should when reading"

hahaha

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someguest
September 16th 2012
22486 Comments


I'm sorry, but what is the point in talking about it ten years later? You have to move on, man.

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KILL
September 16th 2012
73205 Comments


andcas ur soooooooooo lame omgm

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CrazyFool84
September 16th 2012
1081 Comments


"Don't really understand the point of the story. It's like half of a story, ends rather abruptly before arriving at a reason. And why in the fuck would someone type that way, it's so stupid."

"I'm sorry, but what is the point in talking about it ten years later? You have to move on, man."

Thanks to those who didn't get sucked into the pity-party...What exactly is the point of bringing this up 10 years after the fact? Kinda smells like publicity, written in a way to evoke emotion, but coming off more like a bad short story. Be thankful for the lives you guys have, the chance to keep making music for a living, and try to live on the bright side.

Sauce
September 16th 2012
732 Comments


surprised if he isn't severely handicapped. C2 is pretty vital...

Monstar1790
September 16th 2012
141 Comments


If the new album is as good as the last two, we'll be lucky. Underrated band.

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deathofasalesman
September 16th 2012
5882 Comments


The last two albums don't hook me in like ANThology does.

ViralOblivion
September 16th 2012
7679 Comments


I used to love these guys I didn't know they were still around

DayMan
September 16th 2012
146 Comments


proud is to watch us fall yaaa yaaaaa

DayMan
September 16th 2012
146 Comments


apparently the bus driver was low and didnt watch the rooaaddd

CrazyFool84
September 17th 2012
1081 Comments


Does that mean he wasn't high (aka slang for sober?)
or depressed?

DirEnRefused
September 17th 2012
2308 Comments


Band is criminally underrated.

DirEnRefused
September 17th 2012
2308 Comments


Everything outside of that terrible cover goes completely unnoticed. For that reason, they're underrated.

Hopelust
September 17th 2012
1368 Comments


ANThology is on sale for $7 on itunes store. That's a good price for nostalgia.

truekebabpower
September 17th 2012
640 Comments


but the cover is great as well even though it doesn't portray the band in the correct manner

JohnFire
September 18th 2012
285 Comments


Didn't expect that many guys like me who think that they are underrated. Oh and to the guy who said that writing this now smells of publicity - doesn't really make sense to write it in a facebook post to people who already like your band (pun intended) if you want publicity.



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