Category: News & Updates


Pessimist shows are shaping up
For 2018.
This is with the ORIGINAL line-up
Including yours truly!!
Just a little teaser is:

MDF- Maryland Death-Fest

New York

Las Vegas – Deathfest

Stay tuned for more info!!



Club Red Arizona December 13th 2014
DTA tour last show.
Playing with some old band mates on a couple of tunes.
Here is “SYMBOLIC”


New album is finally here!!

Get album and any info here:

SHATTER MESSIAH record complete!!

After a grueling studio crunch time, the beast shall be released soon to all!!

Check out SHATTER MESSIAH here!!





RIP Scott Clendenin


Sad to hear of the passing of my old friend and comrade Scott.

See you on the “OTHER SIDE” my friend!!

You were far too young…..


DEATH 12-13-2014

DTA (Death To All) tour had it’s last date in my town.

I had the pleasure to share the stage again.

It was a VERY “SYMBOLIC” evening as it was the 13th year to the day of the late great CHUCK SCHULDINER’s passing.

Check out the pictures in my gallery.

Stay tuned for some video of this great night!!



PESSIMIST Headlines Day 1 @ Las Vegas DeathFest


We are excited to announce PESSIMIST will Headline Day 1 of “Las Vegas Metalfest 666” in June, 2014!! This will be our first live show together since 2009, “Hostile City Death Fest” in Philadelphia, PA and is being billed as a “Reunion Show”, featuring original PESSIMISTmembers Kelly McLauchlinChris Pernia, longtime bassist Kelly Conlon, and the debut of our new vocalist, Ivan “The Evil One”.

We are pleased to announce Pessimist guitarist Bill Hayden (from 2001 “Slaughtering the Faithful” CD) will be joining us for our appearance at Las Vegas Deathfest 666!!! Prepare for the dual-lead axe attack!!!

Fans can expect tons of old-school blasting as we play favorites from our “Blood For the Gods” and “Cult of the Initiated” CDs, as well as some new material!!


Merry Christmas to all!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays To All!!

Stay safe!!


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.


HELLFEST 2013 Pictures posted!!!

Pictures from this years HELLFEST with MONSTROSITY in France on June 22nd, 2013 have been posted.

Be sure to check back for future pictures and/or videos.


Thank you