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-NemesuS - Metal Covers- / Bio

..."NEMESUS" is a project that was first conceived 20 years ago by myself, guitarist/songwriter Jamie Duyns along with my good friend and talented drummer, Jason McKay, whom I met the week I started playing guitar at 15 years old. Together, we began shredding (metal covers strictly) and for easily 10 years, remained as such, simply delving into the sea of door opening, stage setting metal that was manifesting at that time. Our sole purpose was to become the masters of our respective instruments. We began building a strong foundation which rapidly evolved into a "well oiled-metal machine". Over the last 20 years the two of us have had the opportunity to meet and play with many great musicians who have inspired us and encouraged us to continuously work hard, regardless of the outcome, and have learned much from the experiences we have been blessed to be a part of. We essentially grew up together as musicians and learning covers primarily aided in molding and strengthening our individual technique and style and in turn gave us a broad knowledge of the bands that would inevitably influence the way we wrote. We mastered well over 50 covers from the likes of: Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura, Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth, Testament and all of the old classic thrash bands that paved the way for the evolution of Heavy Metal as we know it today. And we played them with fierce passion and incredible precision. The 90's disappeared in a flash and by the year 2000, we had become hardened metal masters. Thus, I began writing. We had experimented along the way, but now our creative energies were oozing and we hit the ground running. The riffs simply spewed forth as we unleashed the "creator" within. By 2002 I had composed over a dozen songs and played them together with two other musicians we met along our path, who undoubtedly applied their touch to the music. They were: lyricist - Mike Furlotte & bassist "extaordinaire" - Jamie Varpalotai. Both posess a deadly passion for music that extends way beyond this world and are dedicated, striving young musicians whos unimaginable drive, talent and sheer determination will ultimately end with their success. Sadly, in 2005, as fate would have it, my long time good friend and co-founder of Nemesus, Jason McKay left the group. Not long after, our singer Mike decided to part ways as well to pursue an independant project on his own. Both of them still remain a huge inspiration and close friends to us all. So Jamie.V. and I were all that was left of the team. During this specific period of time he and I advanced & matured considerably as individuals and astronomically as musicians creating a strong and binding kinship. We chose to embrace the vision and miraculously met two other phenomenal artists right away through the school that Jamie.V. was attending (Recording-Arts-Canada) Winnipeg native, singer/songwriter - Duane Olsen and Ontario born drummer - Mike Chretien. We learned a great deal of experience playing a few shows and jamming perpetually with Duane & Mike yet after 2 years, in february of 2007, the band, as it was, dissolved completely. Therefore, at this point I have decided to carry on the mission personally as a solo project and I am in the process of re-recording all of the material that I wrote collectively over the last 20 years. This site is dedicated to the memory of 'NemesuS' in all of its glory. All the songs you will hear on here were recorded in my basement studio by myself Jamie Duyns with the help of Jason McKay on the drums and are either earlier tracks that I composed or material that I have written more recently as well as recordings of songs that we covered over the last 20 years. Any additional writing credit will be given to all those involved in the creation of any music that we have produced such as the song "Mirrors of the Mind" (listed above) which was written in 2005 by Jamie.V. and I. When Duane joined the band, he wrote the lyrics to the song and also composed and plays some of the guitar solos as well. It is simply an awesome tune that we are proud to have on display for all of you to hear. Unfortunately that will be the only track with vocals on it, for now...

So, with all that being said...

Time is of the essence ... Our music will always remain the same. Progressive / Thrash Metal with a fierce edge. As we approach the dawning of a "New Age" in mankinds history, we try to focus our lyrical content on important issues like the NEEDLESS suffering that goes on in the world. Inspirational vocals blending with intense precision and a heavily harmonized sound that explodes through your speakers to pierce the Illusion we call "Reality". We hope our truths will reach all those who will hear them, because - " If You Cannot Hear The Truth ... Then Nobody Can Tell You "

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General Info

Band Members
Jamie Duyns - Lead & Rythym Guitars ~ Jason McKay - Drums & Percussion
Artist Name
-NemesuS - Metal Covers-
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Instrumental / Melodic / Thrash / Speedmetal / Cov

Contact Info

Montreal, QC, CA
Jamie Duyns (jduyns@gmail.com)

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