ANATOMY OF I has issued the following announcement:
Our live drummer, Melle Kramer (OBSIDIAN), has decided to leave ANATOMY OF I in order to focus on his family and day job. We would like to thank Melle for all his work in the past year and wish him the best in his future endeavours.
Replacing him is Marten van Kruijssen (HOUWITSER, OMEGA), an up and coming drummer whose speed and versatility will definitely turn some heads!
Marten van Kruijssen
ANATOMY OF I, the band featuring vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian, bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, TESTAMENT) and drummer Dirk Verbeuren (SCARVE, SOILWORK), started playing live in 2012 with a lineup featuring drummer Melle Kramer (OBSIDIAN) and Giuseppe Formisano (NAUSEAHTAKE) on fretless bass, replacing Verbeuren and DiGiorgio due to conflicting schedules.
More information at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anatomy-of-I/265050776615
A video of Dirk Verbeuren‘s recent drum clinic in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, playing along to ‘Banished Messiah’ off ANATOMY OF I‘s debut album SUBSTRATUM can be viewed below.
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ANATOMY OF I, the project featuring vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian, bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, TESTAMENT) and drummer Dirk Verbeuren (SCARVE, SOILWORK), is looking for a permanent second guitarist. Dorrian states, “We’re looking for a musician with experience and a pro attitude in the proximity of Amsterdam.” Interested parties can contact the group at email@example.com
ANATOMY OF I started playing live this year as a three-piece with a lineup featuring OBSIDIAN drummer Melle Kramer and Giuseppe Formisano on fretless bass, replacing Verbeuren and DiGiorgio due to conflicting schedules.
The scheduled shows in September and October will be performed as a three-piece.
ANATOMY OF I‘s debut album, “Substratum”, came out last year.
ANATOMY OF I is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian, with longtime friends Dirk Verbeuren (SCARVE, SOILWORK) on drums and Steve Di Giorgio (SADUS, DEATH, TESTAMENT) on bass to complete the line-up. Mixing a wide array of influences ranging from jazz fusion to grindcore into a mold of traditional metal, thrash and death metal, ANATOMY of I brings a breath of fresh air into the metal genre.
Recently I had a chance to interview Michael Dorrian, we talked about their debut album “Substratum” that came out on september 2011 through Red Nautilus Records. Please join our conversation…
Hi Michael, I’m Tarja. Welcome to Metal Shock Finland! In 2009 you formed ANATOMY OF I with your longtime friends, Steve and Dirk. Tell me about how it all started?
It all started when my last band, TERMINAL EYE, split up. We were busy with a full-length record at Andy Larocque’s Los Angered studio in Gothenburg, where things fell apart. It wasn’t as sudden as it sounds, but this experience definitely fuelled me to focus on the music I wanted to play and listen to as a fan. Once the material was demoed out, I called Steve and Dirk to help me bring this vision to life. I’ve known both of them for over 15 years and have jammed with them on several occasions, so it was a natural thing for me to call them up. Add to it that they’re also the best possible musicians for the job, which resulted in not having to compromise on the afore-mentioned vision.
Michael Dorrian from ANATOMY OF I has issued the following:
In remembrance of Chuck Schuldiner, who passed away 10 years ago on December 13th 2001, we celebrate the amazing amount of quality music he left behind.
As a tribute, I dug up an old rehearsal tape in my parents’ garage today of me playing a cover of Death’s classic song ‘Lack of Comprehension’ in 1996 together with Dirk Verbeuren on drums and my buddy Ed Martin on vocals and bass. The nostalgic value of this recording is vastly higher than its actual quality, but what can you expect from a bunch of 17/18 year olds recording a rehearsal with one microphone on a boombox …
You can stream the video below.
May Chuck’s music live on forever.
Michael Dorrian, Anatomy of I