2015 was a rough year for Of Mice & Men, but the rockers are on their way back in 2016. As a lead-in to bigger things to come, the band has just launched a new five-part documentary series via their website.
The Full Circle Story was directed by Jon Stone and was shot over the course of the past couple of years. It shows the band touring worldwide in support of their Restoring Force album, sharing stages with the likes of Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age. It gives viewers a look at both sides of the stage, capturing the electrifying concert footage and then giving a glimpse behind the scenes.
“The Full Circle Story offers the viewer an incredibly unique perspective—our perspective,” says singer/bassist Aaron Pauley. “The five-part series takes the viewer on a wild international journey through our past few years, as seen through our eyes. It also showcases some of our favorite moments since the release of Restoring Force, complete with live footage from shows played around the world and interviews from the band. With the help of our friend Jon Stone, The Full Circle Story captures what it’s like to be in Of Mice & Men, and we can’t wait to share that experience with our fans in a way we never have before.”
As many know, Of Mice & Men’s touring was cut short last year when co-vocalist Austin Carlile needed surgery and recovery time to deal with his ongoing battle with Marfan Syndrome. “It’s been an extreme past half year of broken ribs, head, hips and tour dates,” says Carlile. “After initial surgeries, followed by more medical exams & tests and physical therapy multiple times a week, the last few months have been a real hurdle for me mentally and physically. Now that we’ve reached the other side, I’m ready to get the relentless machine that is Of Mice & Men back on track.”
He adds, “It will start in March with two and a half months in the studio recording our new album. Then a UK / European festival run (taking in Slamdunk and Rock Am Ring/rock Im Park). Next up we will be opening for Slipknot and Marilyn Manson all summer long in America, playing various American rock radio festivals along the way, including Chicago Open Air Festival. We hope our new documentary series The Full Circle Story will hold you over for now. We put a lot of time and energy into it and hope you enjoy watching part of our Artemis journey and just how it all came Full Circle. See you on the road. Tell everyone you know, Of Mice & Men is back.”
If you like what you see in the trailer, The Full Circle Story will be available for viewing to those who are part of Of Mice & Men’s new fan club, The Ampersand. To sign up and view more, click here. The first episode is now up and every Monday will bring a new part of the documentary. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for Of Mice & Men’s touring return when they join Slipknot and Marilyn Manson this summer. Dates can be found here.(Chad Childers, Loudwire.com)