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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Collaborates With MURDER CONSTRUCT's LEON DEL MUERTE On New BENT SEA Song


MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Collaborates With MURDER CONSTRUCT's LEON DEL MUERTE On New BENT SEA Song
MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has released a new song from his long-running BENT SEA project.

“The Instant Grind”, a collaboration with Leon Del Muerte (IMPALED, MURDER CONSTRUCT) on vocals and lead guitar, is the sixth in a series of songs Dirk has dubbed “Instagrind”.

Nine months ago, Verbeuren released the first “Instagrind” song from BENT SEA, “Grind To A Halt”, a collaboration with MIDNIGHT mastermind Athenar on vocals. It was followed by “Sycophant Legions”, a collaboration with FEASTEM‘s Petri Eskelinen on vocals and Jesper Liveröd (NASUM) on bass; “Nothing Blasts Forever”, a collaboration with DRUGS OF FAITH‘s Richard Johnson on vocals; “Quietus”, a collaboration with Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES) on vocals and Liveröd on bass; and “Anger Mgmt”, a collaboration with Keijo Niinimaa (ROTTEN SOUND) on vocals and Liveröd on bass.

In a 2016 interview with All About The Rock, Dirk stated about BENT SEA: “BENT SEA is a spur-of-the-moment type thing without any business plan. The idea from the get-go was basically ‘no pressure’ and I intend to keep it that way.”

Back in 2012, Dirk told PureGrainAudio about BENT SEA‘s formation: “It just sort of happened. I used to play guitar, but in recent years my focus was exclusively on drums. My wife had been encouraging me to write my own music, so I decided to give it a shot. The result turned out to be BENT SEA.”

Regarding the project’s name, the 46-year-old Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based musician said: “It’s taken from a song by British experimental duo ENDVRA which I accidentally came across in my tape-trading days. Their music has absolutely nothing to do with grindcore, but somehow BENT SEA popped up in my mind. I like that it’s atypical, and that it conjures apocalyptic images echoing the intensity of my music.”

Verbeuren had been playing with SOILWORK for more than a decade before joining MEGADETH in 2016 as the replacement for Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD), who called Dirk “probably [one of the] top three drummers in the world.”

In interview with the KATT Rock 100.5 FM radio station, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine described Dirk as “one of the most pleasant, easy-to-get-along-with guys I’ve ever met in my life. I’ll walk up to him and he’ll smile and lean forward and pat me on the back. He goes [adopts thin accent], ‘How’s it going, buddy?’ I could say, ‘Oh, man…’… anything. ‘Oh, okay, buddy.’ [He] smiles and pats me, ’cause he’s just a happy guy. I’ve never, ever, ever seen him not smile.”

MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Collaborates With MURDER CONSTRUCT's LEON DEL MUERTE On New BENT SEA Song
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February 5th, 2021

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