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Cerebral Bore Vocalist Simone “Som” Pluijmers Leaves Cerebral Bore With Shawn Whitaker As Replacement

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

It’s sad to say that Simone “Som” Pluijmers has left death metal band Cerebral Bore and will no be seen on their current tour with Dying Fetus and Cattle Decapitation. While growing a steady fan base in the United States for the last year, it will upset many who have grown to love the band and may not have gotten a chance to see Som dish out her brutal vocals.

A statement was issued from the band about Som’s decision to leave on their Facebook page:

Som walked out on us less than 24 hours before the US tour, and we were forced to either cancel or go ahead with it as an instrumental if need be.  We didn’t want to let our US fans down, so we went ahead with our buddy Shawn Whitaker on vocals for the tour.  Show us your support and make Shawn feel at home, he saved us from a disaster.

This statement was then followed by an alleged reason from Som on why she left the band [I haven’t found the original source of this quote but have seen it on Som’s official Facebook fan page and a couple other websites as well]:

I decided to leave because Paul McGuire treated me bad… And him saying I walked out on them like I’m a bitch is ridiculous.  I’m not a diva, I had to do this for my own happiness and safety.  He wouldn’t let us have an own opinion or wouldn’t let me have friends and screamed at us all the time.  I’m sorry but I was too unhappy with him and had to leave.  There was more going on than this but if he’s gonna start bullshit than I’m more than happy to tell you guys the truth.  I had to do this for me and thought about fans etc. it was a difficult decision… But for the best.

More will probably unfold from this story as this news is fairly sudden and a bit sparse for Cerebral Bore fans to fully understand. Based on this alleged statement Som made, it seems that there may have been problems within the band for quite some time.

Shawn Whitaker [Insidious Decrepancy] has taken up filling in as vocalist on The Blood of Power Tour which ends next month.

Cerebral Bore confirm Euro tour with Dying Fetus

Posted in News with tags , , , on 19th June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed a European tour with US death metal giants Dying Fetus.

The ‘Womb to Waste Tour‘ also features Job For A Cowboy and Revocation, and is due to kick off on September 14th in Lindau, Germany, immediately after Cerebral Bore wrap up an Eastern European tour with Viscera Trail and Flayed Disciple.

See Cerebral Bore on the Womb to Waste Tour at the following shows:

Sep. 14 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville
Sep. 15 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Sep. 16 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 17 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
Sep. 19 – Reading, UK – Sub89
Sep. 20 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Sep. 21 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
Sep. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Sep. 23 – London, UK – The Underworld
Sep. 24 – Paris, France – Divan du Monde
Sep. 25 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Sep. 26 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Sep. 27 – Malmö, Sweden – KB
Sep. 28 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Sep. 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Oct. 01 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Oct. 03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Oct. 04 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
Oct. 05 – Würzburg, Germany – Hell Inside Festival at Posthalle
Oct. 06 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 07 – Prague, Czech Republic – Hoodoo Club
Oct. 08 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 09 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Oct. 10 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
Oct. 11 – Legnano (Milan), Italy – Land of Live Club
Oct. 12 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Oct. 13 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Oct. 14 – Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker

Don’t miss CEREBRAL BORE live on tour at these other shows:


Jul. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 21 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Jul. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 26 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Jul. 27 – Mission, TX – Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jul. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 02 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
Aug. 03 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Aug. 04 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Aug. 05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Aug. 07 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Toronto
Aug. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers Coyote Cafe *
Aug. 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Aug. 15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 18 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 19 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Vault *
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 21 – Boise, ID – The Venue *
Aug. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Aug. 25 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove



Sep. 05 – Szeged, Hungary – Club Noir
Sep. 06 – Bucharest, Romania – Ageless Club
Sep. 07 – Varna, Bulgaria – Bar Grind
Sep. 08 – Istanbul, Turkey – The Mekan Concert Hall
Sep. 09 – Thessaloniki, Greece – 8 Ball Club
Sep. 10 – Belgrade, Serbia – TBC
Sep. 11 – Sarajevo, Bosnia – Cinemas
Sep. 12 – Maribor, Slovenia – Gustaf Hall
Sep. 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Exit Chmelnice

Cerebral Bore premier new track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th February 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

A brand new track from Scottish death metallers CEREBRAL BORE, titled “Horrendous Acts of Iniquity”, is premiering now exclusively at Infidel Amsterdam YouTube channel.
The band recorded the new song at Foel Studio in Wales with producer CHRIS FIELDING, who also produced the band’s debut album, MANIACAL MISCREATION.  The track will be released as a digital single on iTunes on Monday, February 20th.

Listen to “Horrendous Acts of Iniquity” here:

CEREBRAL BORE guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE comments:
“We are all really excited about getting some new material out and starting a new chapter for Cerebral Bore.  The song is a taste of what will be on offer on the next album, and it will hopefully get people perked up nicely for its release later this year, so be sure to listen to it a thousand times and sing along when it comes to show time!”
CEREBRAL BORE are due to kick off a North American tour on Sunday with GOATWHORE and HATE ETERNAL.  See them live at the following shows:


Feb. 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Feb. 20 – El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
Feb. 21 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Feb. 22 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Feb. 23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
Feb. 24 – Portland, OR – Branx
Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Feb. 26 – Boise, ID – The Venue
Feb. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Feb. 28 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Feb. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
Mar. 01 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
Mar. 02 – Des Moines, IA – House Of Bricks
Mar. 03 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club*
Mar. 05 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck**
Mar. 06 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s**
Mar. 07 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques**
Mar. 08 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz**
Mar. 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus**


Mar. 13 – London, UK – The Underworld
Mar. 14 – Derby, UK – The Old Bell
Mar. 15 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
Mar. 16 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Mar. 17 – Plymouth, UK – The White Rabbit

Cerebral Bore – Manical Miscreation [2011]

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on 20th August 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Band: Cerebral Bore
Album: Manical Miscreation
Release year: 2011 [Re-release]
Genre: Death Metal/Grind

Glaswegian’s Cerebral Core are certainly doing nothing to rid the city of its hard man image, especially with their first full length album ‘Manical Miscreation’, re-released this April on Earache Records.

The album kicks off with the aptly name ‘Epileptic Strobe Entrapment’ with violently catchy riffs and drumming that makes you feel as if might fall into said epileptic fit at any moment. The riffing slides in perfectly alongside the rest of the instruments to create an odd sense of unease but in a very pleasant way.

The whole album exudes this frantic and energetic pace but with an underlying groove and holds not only the album together but makes it difficult to tear your ears away. It is violent, brutal and yet addictive listening.

Something very present in this album is a tongue planted firmly in cheek, which is very evident in the lyrics such as “Dead people taste good, just like chicken” from ‘Entombed in Butchered Bodies’. And of course, how can you not laugh at ‘24 Year Party Dungeon’ a song about Joseph Fritzl that has lines like “Joseph Fritzl, Fritzl, he is nice, Joe, Fritzl, 24 years of fun” and “She’ll see his evil pee pee.” They they don’t take themselves too seriously gives this album a fun atmosphere and makes it even more enjoyable
Cerebral Bore are certainly very talented musicians and manage to create something very catchy amongst the violent mayhem. The bass brings a groove that you don’t always hear in death metal nor grind and the guitars are vibrant and well written for. The drumming too is very well paced and uses more unusual rhythms rather sticking with the tried and tested.

Having a female vocalist adds another level to this band that works very well, her style is as savage as the rest of the band, if not more so. On ‘Flesh Reflects the Madness’ her vocals as vicious as a wolf attack and her pig squeals are very well performed.

There is also plenty of variation on this album, with the track ‘Manical Miscreation’ pulling back from the face crushing to slow down a little and allow the album breathing room. Many things on this album could drift easily into the generic and forgettable but is saved by clever writing and choosing their riffs and rhythms very carefully, helping this album to stand out from a crowd of faceless noise.

The flow of this album works extremely well, something that is helped by being very sharp, the right side of clean and very well executed. Cerebral Bore have all the right ingredients here to become huge.


Jade Hunter