Dave Verellen Comments On How Botch Nearly Reunited, Says He “Would Love To Do It”


Former Botch frontman Dave Verellen appeared on the latest episode of ‘The Peer Pleasure Podcast‘, discussing the fate of his bands, including Narrows, who he described as being on a ‘permanent hiatus’. When asked if Botch would ever consider getting back together for a show, be it a one-off for a festival or more, he replied:

“The odds are really low. But I mean, there was a couple of years where…Especially in the last five years, there was a lot of people that were like ‘Hey man, before this light goes off where you guys can no longer attract a crowd anymore, because they’re [the fans] all too out of touch or given up or whatever, you guys should do a show.’ And there was like a surge of bands doing shows again, Snapcase was doing shows again and some other hardcore bands were all getting back together.

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So all this stuff was happening… all these promoters that came up from hardcore are now involved in the music industry and they can make it happen and they can fly you out and make equipment happen, and do all these things and make it really, really easy. We got to the point like ‘yeah, this could happen’. But then the question though, do we really want to do it?’

One of the things that came up… you know if people missed it, maybe they just missed it and it’s not fair to rehash it in some halfway 40-year-old version of Botch versus 25-year-old version of Botch. And we were really fearful that we couldn’t pull it off and it wouldn’t sound how people wanted it to or they’d be disappointed—all these different things that could occur.

So we kind of continually were saying why would we want to do this? There’s lots of reasons to do it, and there’s also reasons not to do it, and I guess eventually that won out. For the record though, I would love to do it.”

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