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Paramaecium biography

Paramaecium is one of the few christian death doom bands out there, and released their first album, Exhumed of the Earth, in 1993. The music is in the vein of early My Dying Bride, with surging, heavy riffs, and some occasional use of violin, flutes and female clean vocals. In 1993 Paramaecium released their debut album. The band consisted of Andrew Tompkins on vocals and bass, Jason De Ron on guitar, and Jayson Sherlock on drums. The music was inspired by Cathedral, early My Dying Bride and Anathema. The band incorporated flute and violin sounds as well as a soprano alongside the usual musical offerings of death and doom metal. Paramaecium added rhythm guitarist Chris Burton in 1995 and released their second album, Within the Ancient Forest, which was accompanied by a fantasy novel of the same name written by Tompkins. The album was more diverse and technical, and involved female vocalists, harpsichord, piano, flute and cello. The third album, A Time to Mourn, was released in 1999 and marked the departure of all previous band members except Tompkins. The band no longer had a touring lineup, so guest musicians were used, including guitarist Ian Arkley (formerly of Seventh Angel, Ashen Mortality and My Silent Wake). After a five year break, Paramaecium returned in 2004 with Echoes from the Ground. The album again featured Tompkins as the only original member, but held firmly to the band's doom and death metal roots while again incorporating soprano and violins. In 2005 Tompkins started working again with guitarist De Ron on songs for a new album. Early in 2006, drummer Sherlock rejoined the band and they played a series of concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and NordicFest in Oslo, Norway. The NordicFest appearance in November 2006 marked the official end of Paramaecium, but it was also the official launch of the band under its new name, InExordium Line-up: Andrew Tompkins - Bass, Vocals (1991 - 2006) Jason De Ron - Guitar (1992 - 1995, 2006) Jayson Sherlock - Drums (1993 - 1996, 2006) Discography: Exhumed of the Earth (1993) Within the Ancient Forest (1996) Repentance (1996) A Time to Mourn (1999) Echoes from the Ground (2004)

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