James Murphy: Convergence-1996.

James Franklin Murphy is an American guitarist, best known for having been a member of the bands Death , Obituary, and Testament . He has released several albums of his solo project, which bears his name. James also founded the death metal band Disincarnate in 1992. In 2001 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which he quickly recovered. He is currently working on a tribute album to Chuck Schuldiner , founder of the band Death, who died of pneumonia, due to complications in the treatment of a brain tumor. James Murphy is also a producer for the band World Under Blood., which is a project of Deron Miller, the CKY guitarist, as well as having produced the recent works of Dååth ( The Hinderers ) and Lazarus AD’s debut album , The Onslaught , released through Roadrunner Records and Metal. Blade Records respectively.

Murphy is also a music producer, in addition to being a guitarist, and usually works at SafeHouse Production, where work for many bands is produced. Murphy also contributes to some guitar learning magazines with some lessons.








  • Weed out the Weak
  • The Freakshow
  • Come Down Cold
  • Nothing is sacred

In solitary

  • Convergence (1996)
  • Feeding the Machine (1999)

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James Murphy
Guitars, Keyboards (1995-?)
See also: Metal Against CoronavirusTiwanaku, ex-Disincarnate, Living Monstrosity, ex-Cancer, ex-Konkhra, ex-Obituary, ex-Testament, ex-Agent Steel (live), ex-Death, ex-Hallows Eve.

Past Members:

Steve DiGiorgioBass
See also: Act of DenialCharred Walls of the DamnedFutures EndGeodaGone in AprilItselfJohnny NewmanMythodeaSpirits of FireSynesis AbsorptionTerra OdiumTestament, ex-Control Denied, Bassists Alliance Project, Devil’s Highway, Quadvium, Death DTA (live), ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Artension, ex-Beltfed Weapon, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Faust, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Sadus, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-SMRT, ex-Obituary (live), ex-Obscura (live), ex-Death, ex-Ephel Duath, ex-Dark Hall, ex-Soen, ex-Suicide Shift
Brad RussellBass
Deen CastronovoDrums
See also: ex-Hawaii, Gioeli/Castronovo, Journey, Restless Spirits, Revolution Saints, ex-Dr. Mastermind, ex-Joey Tafolla, ex-Marty Friedman, ex-Of Gods & Monsters, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Geezer, ex-Cacophony, ex-Malice, ex-Wild Dogs, ex-Bad English, ex-Hardline, ex-Matthew Ward, ex-Planet Us, ex-Social Distortion, ex-Soul SirkUS, ex-Steve Vai, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-The Enemy, ex-Foreigner (live), ex-Night Ranger (live), ex-Paul Rodgers (live)


James MurphyGuitars, Songwriting (tracks 1-5, 7-9), Lyrics (track 5)
Brad RussellBass
Deen CastronovoDrums

One thought on “James Murphy: Convergence-1996.

  1. deathvomit70, July 14th, 2011

    Listening carefully the entire album, I realized that James Murphy becomes one of my favorites bands. The style of the band is just great because the band has a very original style and many brilliant combinations with other music genres.

    First of all, the production of this album is just excellent. The very ‘dark’ ad ‘fast’ guitars can be heard during the whole album and the solos have a great musicality with skillful scales, brings to the album a good sound. The drums have a very good pattern and rhythm, and do well with the tempos. The job made with the bass guitar is just great, their sound gives to the music a good sound and musicality to the album.

    With respect to the structure of the album, I think that the album is nicely structured because all the instruments and vocals are well-structured, do well with the tempos and the scales of the guitar solos fit well with the music. Also, all the instruments do well with all the variations that have this album and the different combinations of genres.

    The lyrical themes in this release are simply great and the work done by the vocalist are awesome. I think that he does an excellent job here and he gives to the music the progressive style. The lyrical themes are very intersting because the themes are related to life.

    To finish, if you like the progressive metal with some variations in the music, you’ll like this album. The style, the riffs, the solos, the structure and the lyrical themes are just awesome. Also, the sound quality of this release is very good. If you’re looking for a progressive metal with some genres combination, you might to pick this one up.


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