Former ANNIHILATOR Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST: On The Move

Former ANNIHILATOR bassist Russell Bergquist has posted the following message on his official web site:

"Yo! I have not done an update since July and alot has happenned from then until now. First of all, I have been in the studio recording my own project. It is now almost all recorded. The only thing left is some guitar solos that will be performed by Joop Wolters. The drums were recorded by Ryan Van Pooderoyen [DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, NON-HUMAN LEVEL] at Greenhouse Studios in Burnaby. The lead vocals were recorded by Mark Patrick with Mark and myself doing backups. I had Scott Webb do 2 guitar solos and I played all the bass, rhythm guitar, acoustic and harmony guitar parts. These tracks were all recorded at JMP Studios in Vancouver and were engineered by Scott Cooke. After Joop does his solos then I will send everything to Vivien Lalu to put a little keyboards on and have him mix it. In the mean time, I will be trying to find a distributor for it. People may have never heard of Scott Webb or Mark Patrick but they were the absolute best choice for what I was looking for with this project. Everyone involved did a fantastic job and we created something that rocks and has a live feel to it. I am pleased.

"As of Sept 30, I will no longer be living in Canada. My wife Monique and I, along with our son, Jesse, will be moving to the Netherlands. Monique is from NL and has all her family there. We do not have any family in Vancouver and with a 7-month-old son, it is very difficult to do anything with no support to help with our child. Also, the music scene in Vancouver really sucks and it is a great opportunity for myself as a musician to go further than I am now. So, with my own project almost complete, sessions coming up with Joop Wolters, Vivien Lalu, Ryan Van Pooderoyen and the promotion of my own project, I am quite busy. I will also be looking to teach music independently when in NL.

"It feels good. I have shut down my furniture business that I had for the 2 and ½ years and have gotten rid of almost everything that we will not take with us. Now all I have to do is clean the carpets, wash the walls and have a moving sale. Fun stuff! Oh yeah, anyone interested in my services as bassist or whatever, can reach me at [email protected] My next update will not be for a while so cheers and take care."

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