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ABOUT, MUSIC & MEDIA

Diverging, Melodic Death-Doom Metal hailing from Belgium - Est. 2015
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Jan Bruggeman

Gunnar Nopens

Herwig Van Marck 

Thomas Wallentin

Frederik De Wilde 

Lokeren, Belgium

Melodic Death-Doom Metal

2015 - Present

Into Records

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Vocals & Guitar

Vocals & Guitar

Keyboards

Bass

Drums

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BIOGRAPHY

After an inspiring evening in 2015, absorbing the sonic vibes of their mutual favourite metal bands, two friends Jan and Gunnar decided to claim their periphery and the diverging melodic death doom band Fragmentum emerged. 

Connected in previous metal projects Mental Shadow, Octahedron and Bellator they now fully represent Fragmentum, a musical, graphical and philosophical synergy.
Gunnar is resolute in his rhythm guitar playing, vocals, composing songs, web site development and programming as Jan takes up the lead guitar, grunt vocals, songwriting and design.
This alliance of musical creativity resulted in the adamant but sincere EP D!VERGE containing 3 agitating songs with rousing melodies and a diverging Daft Punk cover. 

In December 2018 Herwig, having been a part of Bellator for several years, re-enforced the band on keyboards, and in February 2019 Frederik was brought on board ultimately to solidify the bands live performance.

 

The live show of FRAGMENTUM discharges a full set of sonic spheres which will leave no one unaffected, and through relentless self-promotion and live gigs, Fragmentum have caught the attention of industry worldwide, resulting in the signing to Metal Music Bookings and Management. 

Fragmentum have completed an incredible tour throughout the USA with Finnish death-metal legends Children Of Bodom, from 30th March through to 7th April 2019, and have released their debut album Pugnacity out 10th May worldwide. This was Fragmentum’s debut USA tour which received rave response and reviews from industry, fans and the whole touring team, and the band continue to receive worldwide support for their debut album, with many more release and live shows being planned.

In May the missing puzzle piece was found with Thomas joining the band as the new bass player. Another talented musician and great person is reinforcing the Fragmentum Zone!

 

June 26-29th Fragmentum joined Soulfly on a part of their European tour.

 

Latest News: They took their debut album Pugnacity to the stage on October 26th at The Underworld Camden, supporting Canadian thrash-metal titans Annihilator and Archer Nation.

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MEMBER: JAN

Instrument:

Vocals & Guitar

Contributions:

Songwriting | Design | PA

Born:

1979

Lives:

Doorslaar

Former Bands:

Drone | Mental Shadow | Nonde Joe | Octahedron

Favourite Bands:

Before The Dawn | Primordial | 7th Wonder | Scar Symmetry | Insomnium | Katatonia | Opeth | Summoning | Amorphis | Satyricon | Mastodon | Dark Tranquility | Dark Age | Dragonforce | Children Of Bodom | Barren Earth | Porcupine Tree | Suidakra | Tool

Interests:

Music | Family | Concerts

Equipment:

Kemper Profiler Power Rack | Maverick Guitar X-1 | Gibson Les Paul Custom VOS 1959 | Ibanez S450 | VOX NT15G2 | Dunlop Cry Baby Slash Wah | Elixir

MEMBER: GUNNAR

Instrument:

Vocals & Guitar

Contributions:

Songwriting | Design | Concept

Born:

1975

Lives:

Lokeren

Former Bands:

Bellator | Mental Shadow | Octahedron

Favourite Bands:

Amorphis | In Flames | Dark Tranquility | Carcass  | Metallica | Children Of Bodom | Live | Pink Floyd | Dream Theater |

Bolt Thrower | Death  | Samael | My Dying Bride | Iron Maiden | Orphanage | Slayer | Therion | Testament | Amon Amarth |

Scar Symmetry | Redemption | Amaranthe | Opeth | Enshine |

Soen | Vuur | Lacuna Coil | Borealis | Crematory

Interests:

Colour Automation & Service at Axalta | Web Design | Music

Equipment:

Schecter | Gibson | ESP | Jackson | Marshall JMP-1 (tuned) | Marshall 8100 | Kemper profiler power rack |

Mesa Boogie speakers | Boss GX-700 | Dunlop Cry Baby Fuzz Wah|

Dean Markley slp jazz | Ernie Ball Not even Slinky

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MEMBER: HERWIG

Instrument:

Keyboards - Sonic vibes

Contributions:

Songwriting 

Born:

1969

Lives:

Eke

Former Bands:

Myriad | Bellator

Favourite Bands:

Dream Theater |  Queensrÿche | Ayreon | Rush | Marillion | Porcupine Tree | Nine Inch Nails | After Forever | Bare Infinity | The Gathering | Opeth | Trivium | Pain of Salvation | Tool | Theater of Tragedy | Paradise Lost | Fields of the Nephilim

Interests:

Music | Family | Concerts

Equipment:

Kronos | Korg X3 | Yamaha A3000 | M-Audio Keystation Pro 88

MEMBER: Thomas

Instrument:

Bass

Contributions:

Live performing

Born:

1993

Lives:

Kortenberg

Former Bands:

The Homeless Muffins

Favourite Bands:

Haken |  Opeth| Symphony X| Between the Buried and me | Pantera | Lamb of God | Megadeth | Transatlantic | Metallica | Children of Bodom 

Interests:

Music | Audio Production and Engineering | Digital Art

Equipment:

Yamaha TRBX305

MEMBER: FREDERIK

Instrument:

Drums

Contributions:

Live performing

Born:

1988

Lives:

Gent

Former Bands:

Bizkit Park | Skinny Pride | The 5th Season | Water in the Basement

Favourite Bands:

Queen | Biffy Clyro | Steel Panther | Korn | Slipknot | Parkway Drive | Limp Bizkit | System of a Down | Gojira | Guns 'n Roses | Alice Cooper | Lamb of God | Ghost | The Darkness | Iron Maiden  | 

Interests:

Music | Family | Concerts | Food | Sporting Lokeren

Equipment:

DW collector series Maple Mahogany drumkit | Zildjian K Dark custom series cymbals | Pearl hardware

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