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Kurgan's Bane: News

Pete Is Wrapping Up His New CD - July 25, 2015

Pete is finishing up his new CD and will be available before the end of summer.

Pete's New Instrumental CD - July 6, 2014

Pete is busy at work on his next instrumental CD.  Pete will be joined by the usual suspects: his brother, Jeff Laramee (Kurgan's Bane & Sonus Umbra), on drums, and Luis Nasser (Kurgan's Bane & Sonus Umbra) and Michael Passen (Concrete Prophet) on bass.  Jeff has already recorded most of the drums.  Luis and Michael will be recording their bass parts shortly.  Chin Music should be completed by late fall of 2014. 

Check back soon for more info.

Live chat this Saturday 4/28 - April 22, 2012

Come join Pete and the guys as they do a live chat on this Saturday night. The Prog Metal Show starts at 7pm. The guys will join in on the chat at 9pm when Prog Palace Radio starts to play Pete's new disc, "7 String Cinematoid" in its entirety.

Come on over to to listen along and join in on the chat.

Pete's New CD is done. - December 26, 2011

Pete's new CD is in. It will be available at many online stores within the next two weeks.

Jeff, Luis, and Michael have all outdone themselves with their performances and Pete was tearing it up trying to keep up.

Here's a sample

Pete's New CD Almost Complete! - October 14, 2011

The guys are in the final stages of mixing Pete's new CD. We are hoping it will be out on the streets by x-mas.

Jeff, Luis, and Michael have all outdone themselves with their performances and Pete was tearing it up trying to keep up.

Stay tuned for more...

Pete's working on his next CD. - January 29, 2011

Pete's new disc, "7 String Cinematoid" is in the works. Jeff will soon finish up all the drums and Pete will spreading his cheese over the tracks. Luis will be playing much of the bass along with Michael Passen (Concrete Prophet) who also played a few tracks on Pete's last CD.

The music will be similar in style to Childhood Memories so anyone who didn't like it won't like the new one either;) Stay tuned for updates.

Pete will be appearing at the NY Ampshow June 5th! - May 7, 2010

Pete will be appearing in the Voodoo Amps Booth at 11am June 5th at the NY Ampshow
He will be playing along to backing tracks and answering questions about his Voodoo modded Marshall. Stop by and say hello if you're in the area.

Pete interviewed for The Solo Album podcast - April 2, 2010

Pete recently sat down with friend and creater of "The Solo Album" forum Brian Dobbs to talk about home recording and the overall state of the music business. To hear the podcast interview go here

Pete is working on his next CD - April 2, 2010

Pete is just about finished writing all the songs for his next CD. Pete's brother Jeff will be behind the drums while the bass duties will be split between Luis Nasser and Michael Passen (Concrete Prophet).

Pete promises the new release will be just as beefy as Childhood Memories.

Pete's New Disc Is Done - June 30, 2008

Pete's new disc entitled "Childhood Memores" is done and should be available on and by July 4th weekend.

This disc is melodic, guitar oriented, instrumental, progressive heavy rock and is not unlike any of his or the Bane's previous work, but will be a tad heavier since Pete now plays the 7 string.

Pete is very proud of the disc and hopes that everyone will love it! For sound samples please go to

Childhood Memories - April 26, 2008

Pete's new disc will be called "Childhood Memories." All mastering should be completed by Monday. We are all very excited.

Derek Sherinian - April 6, 2008

Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, and KISS) agreed to play a few solos on Pete's new disc. Derek will be done with his tracking in the next few days and we're hoping all mixing will be done by the end of April.

Pete's new solo disc! - January 27, 2008

Pete and Jeff are going into the studio in early February to record the drums for Pete's upcoming instrumental disc. This disc should be a bit heavier since Pete now plays 7string.

Luis will be doing most of the bass work. Pete is hoping to have Michael Passen from Concrete Prophet sit in on a few tunes as well.

Look for a summer release date.

Good News! - May 5, 2007

Luis is returning to Maryland for six weeks this summer. So far, we have one show booked on Saturday, June 16th at our favorite venue, Orion Studio Showcase. See the SHOWS page for more details.

New Show Added! - April 21, 2006

Kurgan's Bane will be playing Friday May 12th at Mac's in Essex, MD. The Bane will be joined by Gary Leak and his new band Phaeton Condition. It will only be the two bands and each will play 75+ minute sets.

The Bane go on at 10pm and Phaeton Condition goes on at 11:45.

This show will also be a party to celebrate our drummer's (Jeff "The Bear" Laramee) 40th birthday. It should be a great time, and we hope everyone can make it!

SOAR Show Cancelled! - February 6, 2006

Due to unforseen circumstances the SOAR show Saturday, April 22nd has been cancelled.

The BANE will still be playing this Wednesday, April 19th and we are looking forward to playing a new venue.

Another Show Cancelled! - December 19, 2005

Well, our second show in a row has been cancelled. This time because the club closed down. We have been receiving emails regarding new show info and we will post any and all info as it comes available. Thanks to all of you for your support.

Another Positive Review - November 28, 2005

At least, I THINK it's positive. I don't habla Espanol but I CAN read that we received 10 out of 10. Go here to read the review If YOU habla.

First Review Is In - November 4, 2005

We just received our first review of the new disc. Here is the link to the review from Sea Of Tranquility.

New CD Now Available - October 1, 2005

Our new, semi-anticipated CD, "Camouflaged In Static," is now available. This disc is slightly heavier and a little more "modern" in sound, but we promise it's still pure BANE. Please go to the Merch page and buy several hundred copies!

Prog Palace Radio - July 16, 2005

Two Bane CDs were featured on on Friday, July 15th. (Sorry to post after the fact, but we didn't get word until the day before the show.)
Thanks to April, Greg, and Rick for playing "The Future Lies Broken" and our new CD, "Camouflaged In Static," in their entireties. And thanks for inviting us into the chatroom - we had a great time!

Upcoming CD Release Show - July 16, 2005

No date yet, but talks are underway for a CD release show at Orion Studios in Baltimore, MD - probably September

First Bane Baby - July 11, 2005

Luis and his lovely wife Ursula welcomed their first child, Julia, around 6:30 a.m. on July 11. Mother and baby are doing well. We'll be sure to post photos of Dad changing his first diaper...

New CD on the way - May 21, 2005

The Bane is finishing up a new CD, which we hope to release this summer. More details soon!

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