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Below is our complete Nufutic news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Necrophagist Drummer Releases Drum DVD

French drummer Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) has released his first ever drum DVD titled "Metal Chops Matrix" and is streaming a trailer for it below.

Explains Goulon: "Metal Chops Matrix is made for drummers who want to play modern metal with a beneficial consideration of the drumming legacy from jazz fusion to extreme metal." More...

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Jeroen Thesseling Discusess Leaving Obscura

Bass webzine NoTreble has released an exclusive interview with Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Nufutic, Pestilence, ex-Obscura), where he talks about his musical background and leaving German technical death metal act Obscura.

Thesseling collaborated with Obscura from 2008 to 2011 and recorded the band's full-length albums "Cosmogenesis" (2009) and "Omnivium" (2011). In 2009 Jeroen rejoined Dutch death metallers Pestilence after a 15-year hiatus. He recorded Pestilence's fourth and sixth studio albums, "Spheres" (1993) and "Doctrine" (2011).

Thesseling commented in the interview, "After leaving Obscura, I thought 'What could I do?', I don’t feel like touring anymore, being five or six weeks on the road in a bus, every night playing the same songs. It was great to do it, but on the other hand I must say you don’t get to develop yourself to become a better musician because you’re always playing the same stuff every night, over and over again."

A further excerpt from the interview can be found below.

NoTreble: A few months ago it was announced you left Obscura. What happened?

Jeroen: That was a very hard decision for me, but I had to leave the band. Four people trying to make a living off that band means you have to tour a lot. If you do nothing besides the band, you have to tour for 7-8 months per year just to make a living of it. That was something that I tried. I left my job and I went for it. During the period that I was active with Obscura, I also rejoined Pestilence again for several reasons, but also to make money to survive. Then you find out that it’s extremely hard to combine two bands, not only for recordings, but more for touring. You get huge problems and conflicting schedules.

It was last year that made me decide that it would be better to go back to a job and give up one of those bands. You can’t be in a day job while the rest of the band wants to tour for months. It was more like a financial pressure that made me decide to leave Obscura while the band was doing really well and as they were recording their second album, which was released and received very very well. [I played on the album], but I haven’t performed it live.

Read the full article at NoTreble.

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Nufutic Announces New Lineup

Drummer Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) and vocalist Trevor Sadist (Sadist) have joined Nufutic, the fusion-metal project founded by Dutch bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Pestilence, ex-Obscura) and Italian guitarist/keyboardist Tommy Talamanca (Sadist).

"Despite great feedback to our drummer auditions, it was far from easy to find the right match," says Thesseling. "However, when we talked with Romain, it turned out that he has a huge passion for fusion music. He developed his skills in both genres, which is quite exceptional for a metal drummer. It's awesome to have Trevor and Romain with us and we're excited to write material for a first serie of recordings."

Added Goulon: "Joining Nufutic is a great opportunity for me. Mixing a jazz-fusion flow with metal skills will be a very interesting challenge. This is all about finding the right skills from both styles and get the best feeling out of it. Through the years, I've been working on these genres of drumming and that makes it a next logical step."

Stated Trevor: "I'm very excited about the collaboration with this new project. Working with these guys will be an incredible experience and feels like joining an international dream team."

For more information on Nufutic, head over to the band's official website at this location.

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Pestilence Bassist Starts New Project "Nufutic"

Pestilence bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling announced that he has teamed up with Sadist guitarist Tommy Talamanca for a new studio project called Nufutic. Talamanca described the project as a fusion progressive metal project.

Nufutic is seeking a jazz fusion drummer who can also play metal. Thesseling will hold video auditions. Interested drummers can email: Contact@jeronthesseling.com. For more information visit his website.

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