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PUGNACITY | ALBUM
Released: 10th May 2019
Released via: Into Records
Written by: Jan & Gunnar
Lyrics by: Jan Bruggeman
Produced by: Fragmentum
Recorded at: Fragmentum Studios
Mixed by: Fragmentum
Mastered by: Brett Caldas-Lima
Artwork by: Pete Alander at Bandmill.net
Pugnacity is our debut album, our debut melodic death-metal masterpiece. A long time in the making, Pugnacity reflects the inner struggle that people go through regardless of what's being presented on the surface, resulting in the unexpected reactions from unexpected situations that you didn't even know you had within you. It's unpredictable. The natural instinct to survive.
- Fragmentum; Jan, Gunnar, Herwig & Frederik
FRAGMENTUM ISSUE DEBUT ALBUM, ‘PUGNACITY,’ FRESH OFF TOUR WITH CHILDREN OF BODOM
The phrases “melodic” and “death metal” don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but Fragmentum are one of the few bands that take the unique approach of combining both factions together - as heard throughout their debut album, ‘Pugnacity,’ which will be released on May 10, 2019 via Into Records.
The band - which is led by band members Jan Bruggeman and Gunnar Nopens - hails from Belgium, and was originally formed in 2015. Connected in previous metal projects Mental Shadow, Octahedron and Bellator they now fully represent Fragmentum, a musical, graphical and philosophical synergy.
“We have this ‘special bond’, being able to be straight forward with each other makes it easy to take decisions, it’s not only about the music”
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 an 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 on drums for a more decisive live performance.
Fragmentum have in recent weeks completed an incredible tour throughout the USA with Finnish death-metal legends Children Of Bodom, from 30th March through to 7th April 2019. This was Fragmentum’s debut USA tour which received rave response and reviews from industry, fans and the whole touring team - setting the stage perfectly for the arrival of their debut full-length almost exactly one month later.
D!VERGE | EP
Released via: Self-Released
Recorded at: MIDAS
Mixed by: Tony de Block | Fragmentum
Mastered by: Midas
Artwork by: Fragmentum
"December 2016 – January 2017 Fragmentum visited Studio MIDAS to record, mix and master their deput EP, resulting in the 4 songs containing EP D!VERGE."