Former NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery is currently auctioning off via eBay a guitar owned and used by both Mike Davis of NOCTURNUS and Trey Azagthoth of MORBID ANGEL. Says Emo: "[The guitar] was used by Mike on the first two NOCTURNUS albums ('The Key' and 'Thresholds') and all three NOCTURNUS tours. After the first demise of NOCTURNUS in 1993, Mike sold the guitar to Trey. Trey used this guitar in the studio for recording solos on many MORBID ANGEL recordings. This guitar was seen in Metal Maniacs magazine in Trey's guitar collection at his home in Florida. The exact description of this guitar is as follows: USA made, custom neck-through, yellow with metal flake, Jackson Warrior with the original case. Serial number is: 'J000581' to verify the time and place this guitar was made go to this location. This guitar is in good shape considering it is around 13 years old. It is not setup right now. If the buyer wants it setup I will set it up with new strings for an additional $30 paid for in addition to the cost of the guitar by the buyer. I will leave the old strings in the case if the buyer wants it setup. It has the same strings on it and two picks that Trey left in the case. Trey's old strap is also still on the guitar. THIS GUITAR HAS A LEGENDARY HISTORY IN THE FLORIDIAN DEATH METAL SCENE AND WILL BE A PRICELESS GEM FOR THE BUYER!! Buyer pays for all shipping costs and I will email the cost of shipping to the buyer when the auction has ended. If you would like to know ahead of time what the shipping will be email me your address and I will send shipping costs and insurance too if need be. Feel free to email me with any questions about the guitar!! Happy bidding and good luck!!" Click here for more information (including pictures of the guitar) and to place your bid.
As previously reported, Mowery's new band TIWANAKU, in which he is joined by former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, are putting the finishing touches on a four-song demo at a studio in Florida. The band will be using the demo to procure a record deal with a view toward releasing their debut album in early 2004.