STREET DRUM CORPS is a world-renowned, high energy, drum and percussion show formed in Los Angeles in 2004 that performs on musical tours, performing art centers, festivals, theme parks, sporting events, fairs, military bases, private parties, schools and colleges.
Mayorga in January spoke to The Morning Call about his 2011 stroke and his recovery, which lasted nearly a year.
“It was pretty scary,” he said. “I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t really move my left side really well. It was horrible. I basically was not playing or doing anything music [related] for a good seven, eight months. And then I got better, I got off the meds, and got the confidence again to play drums and got behind the kit and then started recording [the] new [STONE SOUR] album … Almost two years later, I’m pretty much back to normal, and it’s a miracle, man, I gotta say. I thank God and the universe and lucky stars I’m still here today. I’m just glad that’s over with and I’m able to still walk and play drums and still be here with my family.”
Mayorga praised his bandmates, who canceled the rest of their tour and waited for him to get better.
“That’s incredible,” he said. “I mean, that’s a lot to be said for them. Those guys are truly my brothers, for them to do something like that. … Most bands would have gotten somebody else to play drums. But they didn’t.”
“House Of Gold Bones – Part 2”, the second part of STONE SOUR‘s two-album series, “House of Gold Bones”, sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on April 9 via Roadrunner.
The “House Of Gold Bones” albums were recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band’s native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE) at the helm.