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Murder One

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Band Photo: Murder One (?)

From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Murder One News

Below is our complete Murder One 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Murder One Call It Quits

MURDER ONE, the British band featuring vocalists Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and John Loughlin (RAGING SPEEDHORN), bassist Jules McBride (ex-PULKAS), guitarists Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and Dan Marshall, and drummer Jamie Airns, has issued the following update:

"Today and for the long, forseeable future, MURDER ONE have called it a day. No argument, no bullshit 'musical differences'....we just cannot continue. We're bold enough to say... 'No-one gives a fuck about the band any more!'... and we can deal with that.

"As a unit, we've never been better friends, sounded better and the new material was shaping up to be fine, BUT after spending the last 2-3 years fairly inactive due to constant misguidance and lethargy, we felt enough was enough. We shall all be continuing in other projects.

"Being in a band can drain you all of your dignity and self respect in the end. Each member has been through this very experience before and we intend on making sure it doesn't happen again.

"To the people who stuck with us, we're eternally grateful.... And to those who wasted our time, and drained our enthusiasm and interest in something we truly believed in....thanks for fuck all."

Previously planned tour dates with Textures in late February are presumed cancelled due to the breakup.

As previously reported, Murder One singer Paul Catten nearly died during a routine appendectomy around Christmas of 2006, but has now recovered from the surgery.

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Murder One Singer Has 'Near Death' Experience

Murder One singer Paul Catten nearly died during routine surgery. The band has issued the following update:

"The future of Murder One continued to be cursed as vocalist Paul Catten recently ended up on a Life Support Machine after routine surgery for his appendix went terribly wrong.

Paul was taken into hospital for suspected appendicitus shortly before xmas. After 24 hours observation it was decided to carry out the normally routine surgery on the Sunday morning. At 12 30pm on the Sunday, Paul was given a full anaesthetic and immediately suffered a severe allergic reaction, which resulted in a cardiac arrest. Once resuscitated and his condition stabilised, the appendix was removed and Paul was put into a drug-induced coma for 24 hours and kept on a Life Support Machine for the duration. He eventually woke at 9 30pm on the Monday. He remained in hospital for several days as to recover from both trauma and surgery.

He is now fully recovered, though still shaken and currently looking forward to the bands tour with Textures in late Feb.

The curse continues.

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More Bands Confirmed For Damnation Festival

UK HARDCORE legends STAMPIN' GROUND, no-frills bastards MURDER ONE and black metallers THE AXIS OF PERDITION will bolster the British contingent ripping up DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2006 this October 15, in Manchester.

They will be joined by three of the UK’s finest rising acts; muscle-bound groove metallers HEAD-ON, extreme metalcore from London in the shape of KINGSIZE BLUES and exciting thrash upstarts EVILE.

"Damnation has the reputation of being THE alternative UK metal festival," says Head-On frontman Mark Logan, "so when we were asked to play it was an absolute no-brainer.

"We are pretty damn stoked about playing and you can be sure we will be bringing the meat, the beer, the suplexes, the beards and the fucking RIFFS. Roll on October!"

The Kingsize Blues boys are full of promise too: "Damnation festival, HELL YEAH! - Thats the shit we're talking about.
"A homegrown festival for pure homegrown talent ... and Kingsize Blues like it homegrown!

"Grab a fuckin beer, roll yourself a joint and get your jubblies out, we're gonna eat the fucking place alive!"

Having persisted for over a decade, Stampin' Ground's aggressive, no-nonsense metal has earned them a loyal following and a reputation for packing one of the most explosive live shows around.

They'll join a Jagermeister sponsored stage already boasting metal warriors BIOMECHANICAL and zombie crew SEND MORE PARAMEDICS; as will Murder One, a dirty, raucous blast of satisfyingly unpleasant noise featuring the vocal talents of Raging Speedhorn’s returning Damnation veteran John Loughlin.

Catering for those with a more extreme palette, The Axis of Perdition are the first band announced for the Terrorizer stage.

The confirmation of the self-proclaimed "British cinematic industrial black metal" horde is a huge coup for the festival and an exciting opportunity for fans and newcomers alike to catch a rare experience.

Last year's sell out Damnation, marked by stunning performances from Raging Speedhorn, Entombed, Sikth and Gorerotted, was a shot in the arm for homegrown metal.

A remarkable top four finish in Terrorizer magazine's worldwide "Biggest Musical Event" poll followed, and in the aftermath Virtual Festivals declared: "The true face of underground UK metal has finally clawed its way onto the festival scene, leaving a wound that no amount of imported US and Euro talent can plaster over."

The second instalment of UK-focussed metal will again take place across two stages in Manchester's Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box.

The main stage will be sponsored by our new partners JAGERMEISTER, surely the most rock n roll drink on the planet; while TERRORIZER magazine will once again support the extreme stage.

Festival spokesman Gavin McInally added: “The bands on board so far are a pick of the best the UK has to offer and we are confident of adding more prestigious names.

“By the time tickets go on sale we expect to have announced an extreme and diverse bill of talent which won’t be matched in the UK scene.”

Tickets for Damnation Festival 2006 are priced £15 and will be on sale in April. For further information about the event, visit damnationfestival.co.uk or e-mail: enquiries@damnationfestival.co.uk

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Pitchshifter Return After 2 Year Hiatus

PITCHSHIFTER are returning to the scene after a two year hiatus. Every single ticket buying fan will get a free new PITCHSHIFTER 6 track CD put in their hands at the show. The new PITCHSHIFTER 6 track EP entitled 'All For One And None For All' features the first new material since 2001's 'PSI' album. The CD features 2 brand new previously unreleased PITCHSHIFTER songs, 3 brand new previously unreleased remixes and one special treat. There is no plan at this time for PSI Records to release the EP commercially.

Scheduled tour dates, and the poster for the upcoming tour, can be found here.

Openers include:

SKINDRED: London and Nottingham
MURDER ONE: All dates
ARCHITECTS: Portsmouth

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Mob Rules Posts Year-End Wrap-Up

German melodic power metallers Mob Rules have posted this year-end wrap-up on their official website:

This year is approaching its end - exciting, thrilling, busy and successful but straining and frustrating in some moments. This is to wish you a merry Christmas and to all of yours and you have already got the flowery phrases of a happy New Year from everyone around. So we'd like to feed you with a short outline of Past - Present - Future:

Talking about a knotty year would partly meet the matter.

It was in May 2004, when our fourth album has been launched - "Among The Gods" - and attracted great acceptance with press and all of you. The following up release - show at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven was goose bumping in some parts to all of us and a special great night - Thanks a lot for that!

Summer was that time, when Oliver quitted as our lead guitar player. He had a tough choice - we all know that - and he tore a hole in both ways: as a great musician and a real friend!

Luckily Sven Lüdge fills his part right now. For he was with Murder One before, we knew he would suit the band not by just being a terrific guitar player but having a tremendous person with us.

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New 4Q Radio Show, Seek Opening European Act

4Q Radio have thrown up a brand new show. The station, which will be on tour following Out for Blood later this Summer, is working with Coventry's Devilgrind Promotions in the hunt for a European act to open up for Century Media's Stampin' Ground at the Jailhouse on July 27th.

The show that is available for listening at www.4qradio.com is as follows:

Stampin' Ground
Soilent Green
My War
Black Label Society
Murder One
Out for Blood
Sworn Enemy
Johny Truant

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