Federico Gasperi, general manager at Nadir Music, revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, ex-OBSCURA) joins forces with producer and guitar/keyboard virtuoso Tommy Talamanca (SADIST) in a new recording project ‘NUFUTIC‘. „We are very stoked about this new collaboration. Our working field will be fusion influenced metal, a direction that allows us to combine progressive elements of our musical backgrounds„, says Talamanca.
The Dutch/Italian project announced via Thesseling‘s website [www.jeroenthesseling.com] to hold video auditions for drummers who play jazz-fusion and metal. Interested parties should send their background info and performance web links via email to: contact [at] jeroenthesseling [dot] com.
Tommy works since 1991 with the Italian prog/death band SADIST and recorded their albums „Above the Light” (1993), „Tribe” (1996), „Crust” (1997), „Lego” (2000), „Sadist” (2007) and „Season in Silence” (2010). Last year Tommy contributed a guitar solo to the track „Euclidean Elements” on OBSCURA’s latest album, „Omnivium”.
Thesseling collaborated with OBSCURA from 2008 till 2011 and recorded the band’s full-length albums „Cosmogenesis” (2009) and „Omnivium” (2011). In 2009 Jeroen rejoined the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE after a 15-year hiatus. He recorded PESTILENCE’s fourth and sixth studio albums, „Spheres” (1993) and „Doctrine” (2011).