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Forum is Live

Hi All, So rather than having to modify each comment that comes in, a forum has instead been added to the site. Go ahead and check it out using the link at the top of the page 🙂 It’s brand new so has nothing in it yet. Hopefully you’ll all start using it and make it worthwhile keeping. Leave a comment in the General category for requests for new topics/ categories etc. Cheers and wishing you all a great new year!

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James’ Solo Album

All has been pretty quiet on the Nihilists front since the release of the single in November 2016 (yep, almost a year ago…). But the good news is that James seems to have resurrected the solo album idea, and according to a Twitter post is working on a solo acoustic album which is coming soon! Now before we get too excited, we’ve heard this before. We’ve even been told James is “in the studio and will release something soon” before now. But let’s hope that this time, an album actually materializes. A double whammy of solo acoustic and full length Nihilists would be awesome (maybe that’s just wishful thinking, but

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Still Alive…

So I realised the other day it’s been a VERY long time since the last post on this site. And that’s pretty much because, er, nothing much has happened in the world of Puressence/James Mudriczki/ Nihilists. Apart from the awesome video for Nihlists’ “Wallspace” which was released in November 2016 (check it out on the Videos page), we pretty much haven’t heard a peep. But I thought I’d stick a post up here anyway, just to let you know I’m still monitoring the situation! If any news comes, it’ll be on here. – Jay

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Nihilists have 2 new songs recorded

I’ve been following Nihilists on Twitter and Facebook (Puressence frontman James Mudriczki’s new band). They have recorded 2 new songs; Wallspace and Over is so Over. If you were lucky enough you could’ve caught them being played on BBC Radio Manchester. James has been taunting us for the best part of three years with the promise of imminent new music (I jest; I’m sure there have been good reasons for the delays/ changes of mind), but it looks as though we might finally see an end to this musical drought. Nihilists have a YouTube channel ready and waiting to go. It’s currently empty, but here’s hoping some new videos will

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Finally something new is around the corner…

So it seems as though James has abandoned (or at least shelved) his solo album in favour of a new band named Nihilists. There’s no news yet as to when some new music will be released or if it’s been recorded, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. There doesn’t appear to be a website but you can follow Nihilists on Facebook here; – Jay 17th March 2016

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It’s alive…

Hi All, Happy new year! Wow, does the year ‘2016’ make me feel old… I can’t belive the first Puressencealbum will turn 20 this year. Due to an oversight on my part, the site went down for the last few months of 2015. Apologies for this, I allowed the domain name to expire (d’oh!). However, new year, new start and I’m pleased to say it’s back up again. This means the mail boxes are also live again, so if you have any pictures or information on the band you’d like posting, please send it on over to Still nothing from James in terms of new music, although according to

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New Material Featuring James Mudriczki

Whilst there’s still no sign of James’s new album (come on, dude), he has lent his vocals to two tracks from the new album by The Red Sided Garter Snakes called Endless Sea, which was released on July 24th. It’s good to hear James sing on new material again after such a long absence. The track Gallipoli is particularly good. You can buy the album on CD or MP3 from Amazon here:

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James’ Solo Album – Now In Progress

True to the announcement before Christmas, James Mudriczki is currently in the process of putting together some new material. He was in The Shift Studios in Burnley in January, and has promised an “imminent” release of music to fans. No details on song or album titles as yet, but more to follow as and when announced. Could these be the written but unreleased Puressence songs penned for this year’s album? Let’s hope so (it’d be a shame to see what are almost guaranteed to be decent tunes go to waste). And hopefully James will be a little more forthcoming with information surrounding this release. James is, by now, a seasoned professional

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James’ Solo Work

After the shock news last week of the demise of Puressence, James announced on the band’s Facebook page yesterday that he will be working on a solo project. In wording very similar the the announcement of the new Puressence album, the following message was posted on Saturday (November 30th): James Anthony Mudriczki is currently writing and rehearsing songs, and is looking forward to a busy 2014. So while it’s sad the band has broken up, it would seem the new songs written will see the light of day after all, which is a positive in my view. No word yet on why the split (the band have never been very

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Sad News…

Sad news yesterday. After more than 20 years of creating beautiful music together and less than a month after the announcement of a new album, Puressence have have decided to go their separate ways. This message was posted on the band’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts yesterday: “It is with great regret that I have to say Puressence have split for good. Thank you to anyone who has ever supported us, you know who you are. – James” I am quite taken aback by this, especially as it was so soon after the announcement of the new album. In an interview I watched not too long ago (it was on

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