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Discussion in 'Nightmare Records' started by MEGALOUD, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. MEGALOUD

    MEGALOUD The Nightmare Has Begun..

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    Nightmare Recording artist SUSPYRE announces -new drummer Jeff Willet

    Whitehouse Station, NJ – August 8, 2007--_Suspyre, a progressive metal band from New Jersey, would like to announce their newly christened drummer, Jeff Willet.
    Suspyre is signed for the world to Nightmare Records (distributed by Koch International in the USA and Fontana North/Universal in Canada is owned by vocalist Lance King known for his work vocal work with BALANCE OF POWER, PYRAMAZE, AVIAN, KRUCIBLE, SHINING STAR, GEMINI and others). www.myspace.com/lancekingvox

    Jeff Willet has been playing drums since middle school. While playing in band all throughout high school, he gained a lot playing with the “Rolling Thunder Drum Line.” Besides drum line, Jeff draws influences from drummers Danny Carey, Sean Reinert, Jason Rullo, Thomas Haake, Mike Portnoy, Marco Minneman, Gavin Harrison, and Virgil Donati. Jeff played in a band right from the start of his drumming career, but during high school was when it really started picking up. His prog/rock band at the time, Ellipse, was playing at a local coffee house called The Common Grounds. From this came many more opportunities and he then joined another prog band, Awakenings. From there, he joined up with the technical death metal/"grindcore" band Aborted Existence, and recorded 2 CD’s playing many shows.

    Jeff has also joined guitar shred-master Chris Gordon and keyboardist Joe Trainor for a few shows varying in styles from prog rock to instrumental guitar shred metal to funk/fusion/jazz. Recently attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Jeff was teaching at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts during the summer of 2007. The following semesters will be spent at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, where he will study Music Recording Technology.

    Jeff says, “This is the type of band I've been looking to be in for awhile now, and it’s an honor to play with such talented and knowledgeable musicians. At the same time, as hard and demanding as the music is, it’s still very fun and exciting to play.”
    Jeff exclusively uses TAMA Starclassic Performer EFX Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, DW Pedals, and is endorsed by GRINDSTIX. He is featured on www.SickDrummer.com as well as www.Grindstix.com.

    Gregg Rossetti, co-founder of Suspyre, says, “We are all very excited to have Jeff as our newest member. He's an incredible musician and his talents will show through in new Suspyre music.”

    Suspyre released their second album, A Great Divide, in April 2007 on Lance King’s label Nightmare Records, but due to the buyout of NAVARRE DISTRIBUTION by KOCH INTERNATIONAL, The albums release date in the USA was delayed until just recently, Hitting stores officially with Koch on 9/11/07. Suspyre is currently working on their 3rd album, to be done by December of this year, the band is planning show dates in the U.S. starting in December in support of A Great Divide.

    For more information go to www.suspyre.com or www.myspace.com/suspyre
    www.Nightmare-Records.com or www.myspace.com/Nightmarerecords1
     
  2. Mustang

    Mustang The Edge

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    Glad to see these guy's are still up and going. I highly recommend their CD's to all thats for dang sure. Great stuff.
     
  3. Rev. Clayton

    Rev. Clayton The Singer

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    If you would like to see Jeff and the rest of Suspyre in our studio recording the next album, we will be broadcasting live video of it on Saturday, September 22nd. The directions are very easy:

    1) Download Yahoo Messenger (it is the easiest for video)
    2) Add the contact, suspyrewebcam
    3) If you join late, just message us and ask to be joined into the video conference and will we do just that asap.
    4) enjoy

    I will be chatting as well as streaming the video. It should be running most of the day unless we are out on a food run...hope to see some folks there.

    Clay ~ Suspyre
     
  4. Mustang

    Mustang The Edge

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    That's pretty sweet. I'll try and tune in.
    If you need anything at all guys let me know and I'm sure I can get members of ETX to leand a hand if time permits.
     

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