Tag: Bass Players

PRONG Touring with New Bass Players

Prong is currently touring in the UK and Europe celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark Beg To Differ album. Joining mainman Tommy Victor and drummer Alexei Rodriguez are bass players Matt Brunson of Crowbar and former Cradle of Filth bassist Dave Pybus. Tommy explained the presence of not one but two well know bassists. “Since …

JACK RUSSELL States “Jack Russell is Great White”; “There’s my group, then there’s the fake”

According to EddieTrunk.com, former Great White singer Jack Russell is incensed that none of his bandmates called while he was near death in hospital. He also insists the offenses that got him thrown out, which cost the band money and caused them embarrassment, are no worse than things they did themselves at other times. Russell …

GEEZER BUTLER States He’d Be Unemployed if He Weren’t Playing Bass

Jon Liebman of For Bass Players Only spoke with bassist Gezzer Butler about why he chose to play bass, how he got his name and Ronnie James Dio. Portions of the interview appear below: FBPO: How did you end up choosing the bass as your primary instrument? GB: I chose to switch to bass from …

HEXFIRE: Former Behemoth and Vader Bassist Records for Hexfire

The former Behemoth and Vader bassist, Marcin “Novy” Nowak, has recorded a blistering bass track for HEXFIRE’s new album. The recording session took place in Toronto (Canada). This follows the news of AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelavuori guesting on HEXFIRE’s new album. HEXFIRE’s Jacob Liszko says: “Novy is my friend and one of the most extreme …

Obscura Bassist Rejoins Pestilence

OBSCURA bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on PESTILENCE’s fourth album Spheres (1993), will rejoin the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE after a break of 15 years. Thesseling, known for his six-string fretless signature, joined the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA in late 2007 and recorded their second full-length album Cosmogenesis, released in February this …

Poison The Well – Brad Clifford (Guitars)

POISON THE WELL have been around for over a decade and their twisted blend of hardcore, metal, and indie rock, has only improved with each release. The Florida outfit just released The Tropic Rot which only cements the band’s unshakable reputation. SMNnews caught up with guitarist Brad Clifford to talk about the release, his views …

OTEP Push Title Track from “Smash The Control Machine” to Net, Update Fans

The title track and first single from OTEP’s revolutionary upcoming album, Smash The Control Machine, is now available on iTunes, click here to get your copy. The band has been sending out studio updates in real time via Smashthecontrolmachine.com; below is a recap from OTEP about what they’ve been sharing with their audience. Here’s what …

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