PESSIMIST reformed!!

Former Possessed, Death, Angelcorpse members unite to re-form Pessimist


Pessimist founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin (Possessed, Diabolic, Unholy Ghost) will join forces with Kelly Conlon (Death, Monstrosity, Vital Remains) and Paul Collier (Angelcorpse) to re-form Pessimist.


“We are excited to have Kelly [Conlon] onboard with us once again.. Kelly most recently toured with us during our East Coast US dates in 2008, and European Tour in 2009.


“I toured with Paul [Collier] while playing in Angelcorpse, “Lightning Death Descends” West Coast tour in 2008. Paul is a world-class drummer and we are excited to incorporate his playing style into the Pessimist sound”.


“Also returning to the Pessimist lineup is guitarist William Hayden, from our 2001 CD, “Slaughtering the Faithful”.. and we will be joined by a new vocalist, Ivan “The Evil One” of Black Mass.


Pessimist released 3 CDs on Lost Disciple Records, “Cult of the Initiated” (1997), “Blood For the Gods” (1999), and “Slaughtering the Faithful” (2001), which was produced by Erik Rutan. Pessimist’s latest CD release “Evolution Unto Evil” was released in 2009 on Pathos Productions/ Deathgasm Recs, and features previously unreleased demo tracks as well as tributes to Death, Kreator, Possessed, and Megadeth.


The band is currently demoing tracks for a new full-length CD, tentatively titled “Keys to the Underworld”. The CD will be released online through iTunes and, and plans for a limited-edition CD release.


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