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Former PESTILENCE Frontman Pulls Out Of PROJEKT TABUN

PROJEKT TABUN, the new studio project founded by former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling and KING LOCUST guitarist/producer Niels Drieënhuizen, has been forced to delay the release of their first recordings due to Thesseling's involvement in the recording sessions of ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR. Former PESTILENCE singer Martin Van Drunen, who was originally supposed to take part ...

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Former PESTILENCE Members In Studio With PROJEKT TABUN

Former PESTILENCE members Martin Van Drunen (vocals) and Jeroen Paul Thesseling (bass) have teamed up in a brand new band called PROJEKT TABUN. PROJEKT TABUN was founded by Thesseling and KING LOCUST guitarist/producer Niels Drieënhuizen. The band, who recently spent time at at studio Het Lab in Schaarsbergen, the Netherlands, are describing their sound as ...

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SEVERE TORTURE: New Compilation CD Detailed

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will release their final album for Karmageddon Media (formerly known as Hammerheart Records), "Blood Letting", on February 7, 2005. "This album is NOT the new SEVERE TORTURE full-length but a live-album with bonus material including our '98 demo," the band write on their web site. "Blood Letting" (view cover ...

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MORGOTH: Two-CD 'Best Of' Collection Due In January

Legendary German death metallers MORGOTH will release a posthumous "best of" collection in January 2005 via Century Media Records. MORGOTH was one of the first, best and most important death metal bands from Germany. Their first demo was recorded in 1987 and their first tour was with AUTOPSY and PESTILENCE in 1990, the same year ...

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Former PESTILENCE Bassist To Launch New Flamenco-Oriented Studio Project

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling is currently preparing a flamenco-oriented studio project dubbed PROJEKT TABUN. The recording sessions are planned for December 2004, according to a posting on Thesseling's official web site. Jeroen, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, ...

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CKY's DERON MILLER Offers Updates On DEATH Tribute Album, FOREIGN OBJECTS Side Project

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has issued the following update on the highly anticipated DEATH tribute album "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", his FOREIGN OBJECTS side project (featuring legendary ex-DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) and the upcoming CKY album: "It's been a while since anyone has heard an update ...

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DEATH BY DAWN Add Second Guitarist

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), have announced the addition of second guitarist Ingo "Fusel" Fussangel (ex-SUDDEN DEATH) to the group's ranks. Fussangel made his live debut with the group on October 2 at R17 near Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. DEATH BY DAWN's current ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Split with KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE have announced the termination of their cooperation with Karmageddon Media, formely known as Hammerheart Records. "After four years, it was time for a change," the band write in a statement. SEVERE TORTURE are currently finishing up songs for the next album, which is tentatively set to be recorded in ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS Talks About Upcoming Solo Album

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders will release his debut solo album, "Saurian Meditation", on October 26 through Relapse Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Awaiting the Vultures 02. Of the Sleep of Ishtar 03. Luring the Doom Serpent 04. Contemplations of the Endless Abyss 05. The Elder God Shrine 06. ...

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Former PESTILENCE Bassist Available For New Projects

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling is currently available for progressive and technical bands or (studio) projects, according to a posting on his official web site. Jeroen, who played on PESTILENCE's fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, EL PERIQUIN, in 2003. "The live performances ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), performing the track "Legal Usury" at OT-Heim in Steinfurt-Borghorst, Germany on March 19, 2004 has been posted online at this location (scroll all the way down to the bottom of the ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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Former DEATH/CYNIC Guitarist To Guest On ILLEGIMITATION CD

Former DEATH/CYNIC guitarist Paul Masvidal will reportedly make a guest appearance on the debut album from German black/death metallers ILLEGIMITATION. The as-yet-untitled effort will be recorded in August at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany under the production guidance of Alex Krull (ATROCITY, BELPHEGOR, SINISTER). Other guest musicians scheduled to appear on the CD include Victor ...

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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Former PESTILENCE Bassist Launches Web Site

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on the group's jazz/fusion-influenced fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), has launched his official web site at this location. According to a posting on the web site, Jeroen joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, EL PERIQUIN, in 2003. "The live performances with ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer Records ACCEPT Cover For ALTARIA CD

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the identity of the "high-profile" vocalist who appears on their cover version of ACCEPT's "Balls To The Wall". According to a posting on the ALTARIA's official web site, HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans sings lead vocals on the song, which is set to be included as a bonus track on ...

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ALTARIA: 'Divinity' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the track listing for their sophomore album, "Divinity", due in late May through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records. "Divinity" was mixed at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…) and will initially be available as a limited-edition digipack, featuring one bonus track — a cover version ...

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KATAKLYSM, Ex-PESTILENCE, GORGUTS Members Confirmed For DEATH Tribute

Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), and Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and are he latest musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY ...

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OPETH Drummer To Guest On DEATH Tribute CD?

OPETH drummer Martin Lopez is the latest high-profile metal musician linked with the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. "At [Monday] night's OPETH concert in Tampa, drummer Martin Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of recent live and rehearsal photos of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online in MP3 format ...

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