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Pessimist

Formed: 1989
From: Baltimore, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Pessimist 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.

LVDF VI Line-Up Announced

The Las Vegas Death Fest 2014 will take place from June 12th-15th at the Cheyenne Saloon in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Already 58 bands are confirmed for the four day event, with more to follow. Check for updates on the LVDF page. Check out the interesting line up consisting of death metal bands ranging from Orphalis to Torn The Fuck Apart.

The LVDF 6 will see the return of the band Sick Hymns, whose singer Joe Wolfe has endured a year of lung surgeries. The doctors told him he might never sing again, but he is proving them wrong. Sick Hymn's promo track "Blasphemous Bitch" is streaming below.

LVDF VI 2014 Preliminary Line-Up

Waco Jesus
Corpsefucking Art (Italy)
Slamentation (International)
Cranial Impalement
Inferia (Finland)
Unmercyful
Troglodyte
Coathanger Abortion
Gorgasm (official)
Vomit God
Intravenous Contamination (Germany)
ROTT
Gortuary
Embodied Torment
Crepitation (UK)
Mortal Decay
Prophecy
Elbow Deep
Exhumer (Italy)
Condemned
Interment
Damage Overdose
Omnihility
Orphalis (Germany)
Gorematory
Composted
Torn The Fuck Apart
Autolysis
Fetal Disgorge
United by Hate
Apoplexy
Amputated Genitals (Colombia)
Rutah
Kataplexy
Cancer Whore
Logistic Slaughter
Euphegenia (Guttural Secrete/Cerebral Incubation)
Cerebral Incubation
Annihilated
Visceral Leishmaniasis (Brasil)
Sadistic Butchering
Derogation (Germany)
Desecrate The Faith
Extinctionist (Germany)
Sick Hymns (Heinous Killings)
Solidification
Immortal Suffering
Regurgitate Life (UK)
Meshiha
Pessimist (Reunion show)
Delusional Parasitosis
Lust Of Decay
Devangelic
Cerebral Engorgement More...

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Hostile City Death Fest Lineup Announced

The first annual Hostile City Death Fest is set to take place on July 4th and 5th at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for the all-ages show are $35 per day and are now on sale. Here's the line-up:

Deicide
Monstrosity
Vital Remains
Pessimist
Anal Cunt
Total Fucking Destruction
Kult ov Azazel
Absu
Jungle Rot
XXX Maniac
Bloodsoaked
Submerged in Dirt
Goreaphobia
RumpelstiltskinGrinder
Torn the Fuck Apart
Fuck the Facts
Insatanity
Polterchrist
Strong Intention
Cursed From Birth
Machina Infernus
Sedna
In Her Virgin Womb

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Angelcorpse Adds Second Guitarist

ANGELCORPSE has added as 2nd guitar player KELLY MCLAUCHLIN (of PESSIMIST/UNHOLYGHOST/DIABOLIC) just in time for their west coast USA shows. West Coast tour dates are as follows:

JUNE 13TH SAN MARCOS, CA
JUNE 14TH L.A., CA
JUNE 15TH SAN FRANCISCO, CA
JUNE 17TH PORTLAND, OR
JUNE 18TH SEATTLE, WA

All shows are part of the BLOOD OF THE DAMNED TOUR which includes GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, CEMETARY URN, and ARES KINGDOM, among other extreme bands.

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New England Deathfest Details Revealed

The first New England Deathfest will take place on August 8th, 9, and 10th at Club Hell & Jerky's in Providence, Rhode Island. The event will feature two stages with performances from over thirty bands. Two-day passes are available for $40 in advance, while one-day passes are $25. The following bands have been revealed thus far:

Dying Fetus
Circle Of Dead Children
Pyrexia
Malignancy
Mortal Decay
Pessimist
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Cephalotripsy
Sexcrement
Insidious Decrepancy
Wasteform
Sikfuk
The Partisan Turbine
Mucopus
Goreality
Atrocious Abnormality
Estuary
Dysentery
Inhuman Dissiliency
Leukorrhea
Proteus
Deterioration
Abnormality
Parasitic Extirpation
Tentacles
Composted
Strappado
Psytoxia

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Pessimist Reunite With Original Lineup

The original PESSIMIST lineup from the first two CDs, “Cult of the Initiated” and “Blood For The Gods” — featuring founding members, guitarist Kelly McLauchlin (DIABOLIC, UNHOLY GHOST, EQUINOX), vocalist Rob Kline (PSYCHOTOGEN, FLESHTIZED), and drummer Chris Pernia (PSYCHOTOGEN, BEYOND THE SCAR) — has reunited. Handling bass duties for the group is Kelly Conlon (ex-DEATH, MONSTROSITY). Plans are underway to begin writing new music for release later in the year.

In the meantime, PESSIMIST will release a new CD, “Evolution Unto Evil” which features rare and previously unreleased tracks, early demos and live studio versions of songs which have never been released on CD, plus cover songs from POSSESSED, KREATOR, and DEATH. “Evolution Unto Evil” will feature artwork and layout from Morbid Subculture, and is set to hit the streets March/April 2008, a co-release on Grim Nocturnal Records and Pathos Productions.

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Pessimist Founder Rejoins, Leaving Unholy Ghost

PESSIMIST founder/lead guitarist Kelly McLauchlin has parted ways with UNHOLY GHOST, in order to continue full-time with PESSIMIST.

The newly re-formed lineup for the upcoming PESSIMIST release has been finalized and will include guitarist Bill Hayden and bassist/vocalist Ralph "Reaper" Runyan from their latest CD "Slaughtering the Faithful". In addition, the band will be working once again with original drummer Chris Pernia from the first two PESSIMIST CDs, "Cult of the Initiated" and "Blood For the Gods".

The band is currently writing new material for the next release, a Demo/EP tentatively called "For Stronger than Death is Hate". Song titles include "Exit Wounds", "Unclean Spirit", and "Punishing Those Despised". The band plans to record the demo at Nightsky Studios in Maryland with producer/guitarist Ron Vento of Aurora Boraealis.

In other news, check out this new PESSIMIST interview with SupremeBrutality.net (Denmark).

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Unholy Ghost Gets New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals) welcomes new drummer DAVID BREAZEAL to the band.

David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow, (who later joined ICED EARTH). He also recorded with Kelly and PESSIMIST for a tribute to POSSESSED in 2001, and later formed his own band, TROKAR.

UNHOLY GHOST is currently writing new material, song titles include "Venomous Habitation" and "The Suffering Church". Live show dates will be announced soon. To see a photo from last weekend, click here. (from left to right: Jerry, Dave, Kelly, Paul)

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