May 22, 2007

Austin’s Shrapnel Returns To Stage
After Nearly Six Months Work Replacing Stolen Gear

AUSTIN: In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 31, 2006, Austin’s Shrapnel had their trailer broken into and all of their gear stolen (see the end of this message for a list of gear if interested).

Since the band is uncompromising in the quality of music they present onstage, it has taken nearly six months of work, borrowed money and loans to get the band stage-ready again. The band was forced to sideline the production and release of their sophomore effort as well as tour plans in support of that record.

In spite of it all, Shrapnel's trademark unyielding determination to persevere brings them to triumph over soul crushing circumstances. This Saturday, twin brothers Evan (guitar) and Aaron Canady (vocals/guitar) along with Greg Stewart (drums) and Gustavo Calderon (bass) will step onto a stage for the first time in 2007.

Shrapnel marks their return on May 26, 2007 at 11:15p.m. on Day 2 of the May Metal Mayhem Fest at Red 7, located at 611 E. 7th St in Austin, TX.

The full line-up for May Metal Mayhem can be found on the INsite’s MySpace Page.

A Shrapnel promotional poster, designed by Austin’s Fireside Creative, is uploaded here:

Please feel free to redistribute this press release, poster, or contact Shrapnel’s Manager, Tammy Moore (512-293-262, for more information or to schedule media. .

Who: Shrapnel (,
Where: Metal Mayhem Fest @ Red 7 (611 E. 7th)
When: Saturday, May 26, 2007 @ 11:15p.m.
What: Shrapnel’s return to the stage
Shrapnel’s Missing Gear List from 12/06

In spite of great grass roots efforts and a feature on Fox 7 News in Austin, the gear has never surfaced. Below is a list of missing equipment that Shrapnel had to overcome, replace, and/or rebuy in order to play live again:

Yamaha Stage Custom 7-piece – SBD – 622 PPH01049
20x18 Bass Drum
16x18 Floor Tom
13x11 Tom
12x10 Tom
10x9 Tom
8x8 Tom
14x5 Snare
Percussion Plus Drum Throne
DW 7000 Double Bass Pedal
Yamaha Hi-Hat Stand
Yamaha Snare Stand
Yamaha Double Tom Mount
Yamaha Cymbal Stand
2 Gibralter Clamp/ Cymbal Stand
Premier Cymbal Stand
Tama Extension – (Cymbal Mount)

Zildjian – 14" ZBT Plus Hi-Hats
20" Edge Solid Ride
8" A Custom Splash
Sabian – 18" AAX Stage Crash
8" Pro China Splash
13" B8 Pro Thin Crash
7" Terry Bozzio Radia
Paiste – 18" 802 China
Wuhan – 16" China
12" China
12" Splash
17" Crash
19" Crash

World Percussion – 18" China
16" China

LP – 10" Dome

Kaces Hardware Bag 48"
Nomad 7 Piece Case Set – 22", 16", 14", 14", 13", 12", 10"
Levy's CM9 Stick Bag
Emelia Earhart Luggage Cymbal Bag

Ibanez R6 320 DX QM – C02031316 ($600) + Case
ESP LTD M250 – 99016085 ($700) + Case
ESP LTD EC1000 – W0242973 ($895)
Amber Sunburst w/ EMG 81 in Bridge, SD JB 59 in Neck + Case

Mesa Boogie Simul-Class 2:Ninety – N-4485 ($1299.99)
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier – R0837 ($1100)
Carvin R600 – R6 10683

Mesa Boogie 4x12 4FB – C18810
Mesa Boogie 4x12 4FB – C16392
Carvin RL210T – SP14843
Carvin RL 115 – 0B80765

Processors, etc.
Furman PL Plus II Power Conditioner – 011403011558 ($189.99)
Furman PL Plus II Power Conditioner – 011403013591 ($189.99)
Korg DTR 1000 – 011601
Furman RR-131 – 003743000027
Furman RR-131 - 003743000026
Furman PQ3 Equalizer – A0000169 ($173.85)
Rocktron Prophesy – 2500244 ($999.99)
Boss ME-50 – 0821799 HT39437 or 27120090505 ($299.99)
Boss ME-50 – 0821799 HT39415 or 27120090506 ($299.99)

Behringer FC B1010 – L0413827089 ($149.99)
EMG-ZW Pickups – ($199.99)
EMG-ZW Pickups – (21) 467834 ($199.99)
Monster Cable Digilink 25 ft. Monster 5 pin Midi Cable – ($34.95)

*Both Mesa Boogie 4x12 guitar cabinets with vintage 30 speakers were in road ready Keal Cases.

*The ESP LTD M250 has arrow head inlays and a grey satin finish with a skull and crossbones sticker on the bottom part of the body just left of the volume and tone knobs.

*One rack consisted of a 10 space rack with casters which included a Furman PL Plus II Power Conditioner; Furman Rack Rider-131 EQ; a drawer containing wires, picks and acceseries; and a Mesa SimulClass 290 Power Amp.

*A second rack with casters included a Furman PL Plus II Power Conditioner; Furman PQ-3 EQ; a Rocktron Prophesy Multiple Effect Processor; and a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier with a black diamond plate face and chrome chassis.