Paul Baayens

Guitarist for Asphyx, Hail of Bullets & Thanatos

Dutch guitarist Paul Baayens is currently playing with three of The Netherlands’ biggest death metal groups. He has played guitar for Thanatos, the first thrash/death band in the Netherlands, for more than a decade. He is also a founding member of Hail of Bullets, formed in 2006 and signed to Metal Blade Records. The band recently released their second full-length album, On Divine Winds, which received an overwhelming response worldwide.

In 2007, Paul joined members of the legendary band Asphyx for what was meant to be a one-time reunion show, but instead turned into a revival of the band. After having released several new singles and a full-length album, the band is currently recording a new album, Deathhammer, expected to be released in fall 2011.

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