he moved (or is moving, but i think moved) to north carolina with his wife and kids. the reigning sound were supposedly breaking up awhile back, because a long-distance band was too hard to manage. but as of right now, they've got a new record coming out on in the red (RAWKUS!) and an ep coming out later (a lot of ballds), and are touring, at least for the moment.
if you want to hear a great song by them, go to www.grunnenrocks.nl , click on radio show 92, then fast forward to 33:43. within seven seconds, the reigning sound song will start. it's hott.