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Anatomy of I

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Latest Anatomy of I News

Below is our complete Anatomy of I 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.

Anatomy Of I Splits With Drummer

Anatomy Of I today has officially parted ways with drummer Marten van Kruijssen (Korpse, Houwitser).

The band has also revealed that Edwin van den Eeden (Bleeding Gods, ex-Sinister) will be stepping in as the replacement member. For more info on Anatomy of I, check out the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Anatomy Of I Recruits New Members

Anatomy Of I now welcomes new brothers Fred Ras (guitars & backing vocals) and Roddy Ras (bass) from the band Haecceity to the fold.

'Although primarily a pick-player in his own band, Roddy's approach to bass and fingerstyle picking reminds me most of the late great Roger Patterson (Atheist)', says mainman Michael Dorrian. 'Fred will help solidify our live shows with his tight rhythm playing and backing vocals.'

Check out the video for "Inner Flow" from Haecceity's debut album album. Anatomy Of I now consists of:

Michael Dorrian - Guitars & Vocals
Fred Ras - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Roddy Ras - Bass
Marten van Kruijssen - Drums More...

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Anatomy Of I Announces New Drummer

Anatomy Of I has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"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!"

"Anatomy Of I, featuring vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian, bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Death, Testament) and drummer drummer Dirk Verbeuren started playing live in 2012 with a lineup featuring drummer Melle Kramer (Obsidian) and Giuseppe Formisano (Naeseahtake) on fretless bass, replacing Verbeuren and DiGiorgio due to conflicting schedules."

For more info on Anatomy of I, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Dirk Verbeuren Posts Drum Clinic Footage

A video has been posted online of Dirk Verbeuren's recent drum clinic on October 7th in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Check out the video below to see Dirk playing along to "Banished Messiah" off Anatomy Of I's debut album "Substratum."

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Anatomy Of I Recruits New Live Bassist

Anatomy of I has checked in with the following announcement about hiring a new live bass player:

"Due to logistic reasons, we've decided not to work with Robin Zielhorst as a replacement for Steve Di Giorgio for our upcoming live shows. Amsterdam-based Giuseppe Formisano (NAUSEAHTAKE) will be handling the fretless bass duties.

"Check out Robin's band EXIVIOUS on their tour with OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and GOROD:

March
9 – Stuttgart, Germany - Universum
10 – Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle Kraftwerk
11 – Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
12 – Berlin, Germany - Magnet
13 – Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
14 – Oslo, Norway - Betong
15 – Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
16 – Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller
18 – Prague, Czech Republic - Black Pes
19 – Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal
20 – München, Germany - Feierwerk
21 – Wien, Austria - Arena
22 – Ljubljana, Slovenia - Gala Hala
23 - Milano, Italy - Zoe Club
24 – Rome, Italy - Traffic Club
27 - Toulouse, France - Aero *
28 – Nantes, France - Ferrailleur*
29 – Paris, France - Glazart*
30 – Dunkerque, France - 4 Ecluses*
31 – Rouen, France - 106* More...

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Anatomy Of I Posts Early Death Cover

Michael Dorrian from Anatomy of I has issued the following statement about posting an early cover of Death's "Lack of Comprehension" album:

"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 ...

"May Chuck's music live on forever." More...

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Anatomy Of I Discusses Debut Album "Substratum"

Power of Metal has posted an interview online with vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian of Anatomy of I, which also features Dirk Verbeuren and Steve DiGiorgio. In the interview Michael discusses the creation of the band and the recording of the debut album "Substratum." An excerpt from the interview follows:

Power of Metal: Can you tell us the story back Anatomy of I, how the trio was formed?

Michael: I've known Dirk for many years, since we were kids, and we've jammed together a handful of times. We specifically worked on a project in 98 which sounded like a raw version of what 'Anatomy of I' has become, but we ended up never recording it properly, as I wasn't happy with the arrangements. Over the years, Dirk became busier by the minute and while the idea to collaborate on something was still there, I was determined to find a local line-up in the Netherlands. When the zillionth line-up failed, I gave Dirk a call and the rest is history. Regarding Steve, it's a similar story as we've been friends for about 15 years and have jammed in the past, most notably on a jazz-fusion project with Sadus drummer Jon Allen; this never got past these infamous jams that we were stupid enough not to record. So when the music for 'Substratum' was done, having Steve play bass on it made perfect sense.

Power of Metal: Can Substratum be considered as an excellent heir apparent to Chuck Schuldiner’s legacy or it is much more to be only defined so?

Michael: Although Death was one of my main inspirations in my teens, I wouldn't say ANATOMY OF I is a heir apparent to what Chuck did. I won't deny that some riffs have been (unconsciously) inspired by Death, Steve's presence also adds to that Death sound and the fact that I've asked Dirk to go crazy on the fills and breaks while keeping a high tempo beat is reminiscent of Reinert and Hoglan, but the comparison ends there. There are a lot of different elements in our music and we have a sound of our own which will only become more apparent when we'll have a few more releases under our belt.

Power of Metal: Is Anatomy of I destined to be a one time project or can we hope for a second CD in one or two years?

Michael: ANATOMY OF I is definitely a real band working on building a solid career with many more releases to come. The composition of the second album is about 70% done, and I expect to have it all demoed out before the end of the year, yet, we need to focus on 'Substratum' now and promote it in 2012 with as many shows as we can.

Read the full article at Power of Metal.

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Anatomy Of I Announces Live Bassist

Anatomy of I, which released the new album "Substratum" in September, has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new live bassist:

"As Steve Di Giorgio will not be available to tour with us in 2012, we have recruited session bassplayer Robin Zielhorst (EXIVIOUS, ex-CYNIC). Rehearsals will start in October and we're looking forward to bring Anatomy of I to a stage near you in 2012!"

To find further details on the band and check out music available for streaming online, head over to the Anatomy of I Facebook profile here.

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Anatomy Of I Announces Live Drummer

Anatomy of I, which recently released the new album "Substratum," has announced that drummer Dirk Verbeuren will be missing upcoming live shows due to other commitments. The band issued the following update about recruiting Melle Kramer for live shows:

"As Dirk is currently exclusively playing live with Soilwork (the upcoming few shows he's doing with Devin Townsend in the UK being an exception to the rule), we welcome Melle Kramer from the band Obsidian as our live drummer!

"Rehearsals will start in October and we're looking forward to bringing AoI to a stage near you in 2012! Dirk will still be playing on the next AoI album while Melle is not leaving Obsidian."

You can also check out a statement from Melle on his blog by heading over to this location.

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Sick Drummer Magazine Streaming New Compilation

Sick Drummer Magazine has released the fifth "Brutal Beatings E-Compilation" online, which features metal songs available for streaming. Head over to this location and click "Launch Player" to check out the online compilation. This compilation features the following bands:

Anatomy of I
Angel Vivaldi
Baylors Eye
Catarsis Incarne
Death Toll Rising
Derelict
Devastating Enemy
Elitist
Eyeconoclast
Generation Kill
Grog
Hadean Reign
I Chaos
Nader Sadek
Nightbringer
Phobiotic
Sammath Naur
Sangrena
Slytract
The Scarlet Claw
Vale of Miscreation
Vale of Pnath
Visceral Bleeding
Your Pain is Endearing

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Anatomy Of I Streaming Entire Album

Anatomy of I, the band featuring Michael Dorrian, Steve Di Giorgio, and Dirk Verbeuren, will be releasing "Substratum" on September 5th, 2011. The band has now posted the entire album online for streaming, which can be heard by heading over to the Anatomy of I Facebook page.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Organic Machine
2. Harvest The Fallen
3. Drowning
4. Dimensions
5. Washed Away
6. Fluid River
7. Banished Messiah
8. Substratum
9. As Eternity Ends…
10. Bound In Flesh

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Anatomy Of I Posts Drum Footage

Anatomy of I has posted a multi-cam drum video of Dirk Verbeuren playing "Banished Messiah," which is off the band's debut album "Substratum." Check out the clip below. "Substratum" will be released on September 5th, 2011.

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Anatomy Of I Updates Debut Album Release

Anatomy of I, which features Michael Dorrian, Steve Di Giorgio, and Dirk Verbeuren, has now announced the official release date for the band's debut album "Substratum." The album is set for release on September 5th, 2011. To get a taste of the album, head over here to listen to the song "Organic Machine."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Organic Machine
2. Harvest The Fallen
3. Drowning
4. Dimensions
5. Washed Away
6. Fluid River
7. Banished Messiah
8. Substratum
9. As Eternity Ends…
10. Bound In Flesh

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Anatomy Of I Reveals Debut Album Tracklisting

Progressive metal act Anatomy Of I has revealed the tracklisting for its debut album. The album, titled "Substratum," is due for release through digital retailers on July 1, 2011. You can view the album's track list as well as check out a new song, "Organic Machine," below.

1. Organic Machine
2. Harvest The Fallen
3. Drowning
4. Dimensions
5. Washed Away
6. Fluid River
7. Banished Messiah
8. Substratum
9. As Eternity Ends…
10. Bound In Flesh

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Anatomy Of I Posts "Organic Machine" Track

Anatomy of I, which features Michael Dorrian, Steve Di Giorgio, and Dirk Verbeuren, has posted a song online from the band's new album "Substratum." You can check out the song "Organic Machine" in the clip below.

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Anatomy of I Posts New Album Trailer Online

Progressive death metal act Anatomy of I, the new project featuring former Death bassist Steve DiGiorgio, has posted a new trailer online to promote its forthcoming debut album. The album, titled "Substratum," also features the work of drummer Dirk Verbeuren, known for his work with Soilwork, as well as vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian. You can view the trailer below:

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Anatomy Of I Issues Recording Update

Anatomy of I has checked in with the following recording update:

"For the mix, we went with engineer extraordinaire Simone Mularoni at Fear studio (Italy), who was recommended to me by my good friend Sym (the Modern Age Slavery/Empyrios). Over the course of the last decade, Simone has recorded/mixed numerous bands, ranging from rock and prog to power metal, deathmetal, etc... he understood the balance that we were aiming for, finding the right compromise between heaviness and subtle dynamics.

"We started out with reamping the guitars, trying various setups with a Marshall JCM 2000, Peavey 5150 II, Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier and an EVH 5150 III; The EVH amp with a Mesa boogie cabinet ending up being the winning combination as it offered both a crushing but precise low end for rhythms and a sharp & edgy sound for leads. The bass parts were reamped through an Ampeg head& cabinet, as this offered the closest thing to Steve's actual live sound. Drum-wise we didn't have to sound replace anything or add any samples as Dirk's drums sounded big and dynamic; they merely needed some EQing. More...

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