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Old 06-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Line-up update deluxe.

Two very talented and competent musicians has recently joined Spawn of Possession.
Matthew Chalk (Ex-Psycroptic) is going to handle the vocal and lyric writing.
Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist) is going to do the Lead Guitar part and unleash his madness
into the multicoloured and distorted universe of Spawn of Possession. The Line-up is now complete:

Vocals - Matthew Chalk
Bass - Erlend Caspersen
Drums - Richard Schill
Guitar - Christian Muenzner
Guitar - Jonas Bryssling
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Never would I have imagined Chalky and Christian to join SoP.

Bryzz, does Christian being the 'Lead Guitar' in the band mean that you wont be playing/writing any solos on the new album?
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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I'm assuming Chalky is/isn't relocating?..
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:15 AM   #6
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:46 AM   #7
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I'm assuming Chalky is/isn't relocating?..
Haha yes, you are right in your assumption that I am or am not relocating haha.

But no, i am not relocating.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:53 AM   #8
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is this gunna be your priority or Mepho, Chalky?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:07 AM   #9
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what a great news !!!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:19 PM   #10
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is this gunna be your priority or Mepho, Chalky?
It's not really about priorities, each one has its place. BUT Mepho is here, where I live, and the dudes are my bros, so of course Mepho is more part of me, etc. But both things are exciting, and need the max C-dog effort haha.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:09 PM   #11
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sweet news! great freaking line up. Kommer ju låta nice det här!
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:37 PM   #12
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great line-up...however, i really hope the leads are not necrophagist/obscura II. Not that they're bad or anything, but i hope they are unique to fit SoP's style.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:57 AM   #13
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Holy shit. Really, really, really awesome line-up. I would not have expected this line-up to happen at all. I am absolutely stoked. Chalky's vocals are killer, and Christian is a pretty amazing guitarist.

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great line-up...however, i really hope the leads are not necrophagist/obscura II. Not that they're bad or anything, but i hope they are unique to fit SoP's style.
I may be horribly wrong, but I don't think Christian wrote any of the leads on any Necrophagist tracks besides possibly Symbiotic in Theory. Hopefully somebody can clarify this for me.


Edit: Richard better have been practicing Scorched!

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Old 06-26-2009, 02:19 PM   #14
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Christian wrote all his own leads for both bands. Thats pretty much the norm for lead players.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:27 PM   #15
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Christian wrote a solo in Stabwound, the second solo in the Stillborn One, all of the solo in Epitaph, the first and third in Only Ash Remains, the solo in Seven, and the first in Symbiotic in Theory. The guy can shred and I'm sure he'll do a great job at finding a sound that fits SoP even if it ISNT a karlsson II
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:04 PM   #16
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I didn`t like karlsson`s leads. The only complaint I had about SOP.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:05 PM   #17
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Thanks for clearing that up guys. I was only going by word of mouth on that one. Either way I'm stoked to hear what he has in store for SOP.

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Old 06-26-2009, 04:03 PM   #18
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so stoked. I missed chalkys vocals in psycroptic one of my favorite bands and now hes goin to be on one of my other favorite bands. cant wait.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:22 PM   #19
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holy shit this is the best news of the year!!!!

what a monster line up of death metal vets in this band...
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:34 PM   #20
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Mmm, line up sounds good. I have not heard Chalk's vocals yet), but i've heard great things about his screams.

The new guitarist is definitely talented, but I'm hoping that Bryzz will write most of the riffs. A little Obscura and Necrophagist influence would be a nice addition to SoPs riff writing--but keeping the "SoP feel" is still essential.

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Old 06-27-2009, 09:31 AM   #21
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Cant wait for this! Awesome!
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:23 PM   #22
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Mmm, line up sounds good. I have not heard Chalk's vocals yet), but i've heard great things about his screams.

The new guitarist is definitely talented, but I'm hoping that Bryzz will write most of the riffs. A little Obscura and Necrophagist influence would be a nice addition to SoPs riff writing--but keeping the "SoP feel" is still essential.
Only leads sre being written by chris.
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Will this line-up be touring in support of the yet-to-be completed new album as well, or is it merely a recording line-up only?
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:23 AM   #24
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According to Chalky, their agreement only stretches as far as the recording. If touring becomes a possibility, they will handle it then.
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Good to see there is a possiblity of touring.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #27
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I didn`t like karlsson`s leads. The only complaint I had about SOP.
Just wanted to say this is one SoP/guitarists opinion, nothing more. If you disagree or agree just remember its only my personal taste.

I couldn't disagree more to your post. Listen to tracks like "Uncle Damfee" or "Sour Flow" or really any SoP tracks for the solos. His timing and phrasing is some of the most unique I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. Even if he only wrote the solos in the band, he was a very valuable addition and did much to paint the SoP sound.

Christian Muenzner on the other hand, to me is a 'paint-by-numbers' guitarist. His solos for Obscura, and the guitar parts in Obscura (definetly excluding the bass when I say this) are uninspired and lack the 'spirit' that makes good death metal good. It sounds like he is playing the notes just to play them. Of course he is an elite world class guitarist, and he has his chops down. His technical side is faultless (a prerequiste for this band anyway right?)

I just feel he lacks that 'spirit' that the soloists that the Karlssons, the Lemays, the Masvidals and the Shuldiners have. I know this is extremely elite company, but I would place SoP right up there with the all time greats of death metal. I think they deserve an all-time great guitarist handlings the leads.

All that said, I trust Bryssling's musical sense so I remain hopeful. He can see the SoP vision clearer than I can, and I will listen to the new stuff with an open mind. Just wanted to get my thoughts out to other fans of the band. I am glad to hear the band has a full line-up again! Congrats to all new members~~
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #29
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Don't judge a guitarist only on his work on one album. And no need to mention Necrophagist, Muenzner played the same kind of solo with them. But do you really think that a guitarist of this level wouldn't be able to show a little bit of polyvalence? By the way, Christian recorded for Defeated Sanity, a complete different style from Obscura and Necrphagist.
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Don't judge a guitarist only on his work on one album. And no need to mention Necrophagist, Muenzner played the same kind of solo with them. But do you really think that a guitarist of this level wouldn't be able to show a little bit of polyvalence? By the way, Christian recorded for Defeated Sanity, a complete different style from Obscura and Necrphagist.
I'm going by his soloing alone. I didn't care for the soloing he contributed to either Obscura or Epitaph. Playing with Defeated Sanity proves his proficiency but to my knowledge he didn't play any solos. I'm not sure if he wrote any riffs for Defeated Sanity, and what exactly did he record with them? I thought he joined after Psalms and has now left.
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