Cerebral Bore

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Cerebral Bore
Origin Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Genres Death metal
Years active2006−2014
Labels Earache Records
Website Cerebral Bore on Facebook
MembersPaul McGuire
Allan MacDonald
Past membersSimone Pluijmers
Kyle Rutherford

Cerebral Bore is a Scottish death metal band from Glasgow, formed in 2006.


The band comprises guitarist Paul McGuire, drummer Allan "McDibet" MacDonald and bassist Federico Benini. Cerebral Bore released a debut album, Maniacal Miscreation , in 2011 via Earache Records and have toured in United States, Europe, Russia, Israel, Mexico and India.

Blabbermouth.net described the style of Cerebral Bore as "brutal death metal with personality and compositional diversity". [1]


Cerebral Bore formed in 2005 in Glasgow. The name of the band comes from a weapon featured in a video game called Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.

With original members were Marc Mullen (guitar), Ross Howie (vocals) and Jack Nelson (drums), then followed by Ross Muir (bass).

In Mid 2005 Jack Nelson was replaced with Allan McDonald on drums. Releasing an early 4 track demo recorded in Glasgow.

In late 2006 Paul McGuire formerly of Pathogen, joined the band, Short after McGuire's arrival, Marc and Ross Muir decided to leave the band due to argument over musical differences and other reasons not seeing eye to eye with McGuire...

The band would continue from there changing lineups with McGuire as guitarist and McDibet still in the fold. In 2006 McGuire redesigned the brand of Cerebral Bore.

In November 2006, the band released a demo named The Dead Flesh Architect. The band's first trip outside of the United Kingdom took place in August 2007 and included New York City, United States, after having a song played on metal radio in N.Y. Following a U.K. tour, the band toured in the United States again, supporting Suffocation, Brutal Truth, and Devourment. Throughout 2009, Cerebral Bore toured in continental Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. [2]

In 2010, Cerebral Bore were joined by 18-year-old Dutch vocalist Simone "Som" Pluijmers. The debut album Maniacal Miscreation was recorded in mid-2010 and self-released in a limited edition of 500 copies. Touring in Europe and summer festivals continued in 2010. [2] In December 2010, The band signed to Earache Records. [3] The debut album was released in June 2011. [4] Cerebral Bore released music videos for "The Bald Cadaver" and "Maniacal Miscreation". [5]

Following the band's last concert of their headlining U.S. and Mexico tour in mid-2011, McGuire and Rutherford were falsely arrested and jailed by New York City police officers searching for a man who murdered four people in a Long Island pharmacy. Paul McGuire was also arrested for public intoxication. A week later, they were formally released without charge and flown back to Scotland. [6] [7] Cerebral Bore played in The Summer Slaughter Tour 2012 from 20 July through 25 August. [8]

In November 2012, Pluijmers had left the band. The band commented: "Som walked out on us less than 24 hours before the U.S. tour, and we were forced to either cancel or go ahead with it as an instrumental, if need be. We didn't want to let our U.S. fans down, so we went ahead with our buddy Shawn Whitaker on vocals for the tour." [9] [10]

Musical style

Allmusic commented the band's debut album that "combines death metal brutality with a surprising dose of melody and technical skill". [4] Blabbermouth stated about Maniacal Miscreation: "It is brutal death metal (BDM) with personality and compositional diversity. (...) Budding BDM acts looking to avoid getting lost in the herd should take careful notes when listening to this one." [1]


Current members
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  1. 1 2 Scott Alisoglu. Maniacal Miscreation (Earache) Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine . Blabbermouth.net.
  2. 1 2 Cerebral Bore Archived 23 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine . Earache Records
  3. Cerebral Bore Signs With Earache Records - 17 Dec. 2010. Blabbermouth.net
  4. 1 2 Phil Freeman. Maniacal Miscreation. Allmusic
  5. Cerebral Bore: 'Maniacal Miscreation' Video Released - 13 Apr. 2011. Blabbermouth.net
  6. Christopher Krovatin. 12 Jul 2011. Cerebral Bore Falsely Arrested In NYPD Pharmacy Manhunt. Revolver Magazine.
  7. Robert Fairburn. 15 Jul 2011. Scots rockers arrested at gunpoint after being mistaken for US mass murderers. dailyrecord.co.uk
  8. 'Summer Slaughter Tour': Complete Details Revealed - 23 Apr. 2012. Blabbermouth.net
  9. Cerebral Bore Frontwoman Quits. 25 November 2012. Blabbermouth.net.
  10. Cerebral Bore Guitarist On Singer Departure: 'She Was Acting Weird, Then She Disappeared'. 17 December 2012. Blabbermouth.net.