!!! mourn the loss of original drummer, Mikel Gius

On Dec 17, 2005 Anthony Mikel Gius was struck and killed by a car while riding his bike.  Mike was the original drummer for !!!, helping start the band back in the fall of '96.

Mario writes,
I met him when I was 8 after a mutual friend told me I
"had to meet the other guy in the neighborhood with
more Kiss posters than you".  We quickly became best
friends and went on to share the most significant
times of our lives together...family vacations,
puberty, crushes, loves, mixtapes, illicit activities,
dancing, air guitar/drums, acutal guitar/drums, bands,
US tours.

He was a straight prodigy on the drums; we played "tom
sawyer"  and "for whom the bell tolls" from start to
finish the first day he got them...spoiled me for
life.  He had a unique, occasionally overwhelming
style that coincided with the way he lived his life.
No matter what you thought of him, he made bands, some
ordinary, some not so, worth paying attention to.  

We grew apart as our passions led us down different
paths.  I still love him like a brother and miss him
These are recordings with Mike that people canhear/obtain without exerting too much effort:

  • The Yahmos - Off Your Parents 7" (available on Moo-La-La Records)
  • The Yahmos - Undefeated LP (Gern Blandsten Records)
  • The Popesmashers - This Is A Test 7" (Sunney Sindicut Records)
  • !!! - s/t 7" (Sound Virus Records)
  • !!!/Outhud split 12" (GSL/Zum records)