Paul Speckmann

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Paul Speckmann
Paul Speckmann playing with Master in 2009.jpg
Paul Speckmann playing with Master in 2009.
Background information
Born (1963-09-28) September 28, 1963 (age 53)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Death metal
Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, bassist
Instruments Vocals, bass
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Abomination
Death Strike
Speckmann Project
War Cry
Website Official website
Live in the Czech Republic

Paul Speckmann (born September 28, 1963) is an American bassist[1] and singer from Chicago, Illinois. He currently lives in Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic. His first band was War Cry, founded in 1982. In 1983 he started the band Master as a death metal band. Due to internal problems it was put on hold and Speckmann started another band, called Death Strike for which he recorded one demo. which was later released on Nuclear Blast with additional tracks as an album.. After obtaining a deal for Abomination on Nuclear Blast, Master was approached at the same time and Master re-surfaced to record a full-length CD as well. The band subsequently broke up in the original form two days after the recording. They were replaced shortly afterward by Aaron Nickeas on drums, and Jim Martinelli on guitars. This period was followed by the Fleische tour with Master as headliner, Abomination as support, and Pungent Stench in the middle of both acts. Nickeas and Speckmann played in both groups for 26 dates on this tour. Speckmann recorded the self-titled debut album, which was really the Master songs re-recorded with Martinelli and Nickeas. Nuclear Blast turned this down, and decided to remix the original recording with Schmidt and Mittelbrun. The recording with Martinelli and Nickeas was then released as the Speckmann Project. Speckmann also played, and wrote all the songs for a band called, Abomination and recorded two albums with them. Currently he is playing bass guitar in the Czech death metal band Krabathor, as well as keeping Master alive. He also played in the Master-Krabathor side-project Martyr and released one album with them. The band Krabathor split up in 2004 and Master was reformed with guitarist Alex Nejezchleba and drummer Zdenek Pradlovsky. Master has been recording and touring Europe extensively for the last several years.


  • Warcry, Trilogy Of Terror (demo, 1983)
  • Death Strike, Fuckin' Death (demo, 1985)
  • Master, '85 Demo (demo, 1985)
  • Master/Abomination split 7" EP (Nuclear Blast, 1990)
  • Abomination, Abomination (Nuclear Blast, 1990; re-released by Metal Mind, 2008)
  • Master, Master (Nuclear Blast, 1990; re-released by Displeased, 2008)
  • Master, Demo '91 (demo, 1991)
  • Death Strike, Fuckin' Death (Nuclear Blast, 1991)
  • Master, On the Seventh Day God Created... Master (Nuclear Blast, 1992; re-released by Displeased, 2008)
  • Abomination, Tragedy Strikes (Nuclear Blast, 1992; re-released by Metal Mind, 2008)
  • Speckmann Project, Speckmann Project (Nuclear Blast, 1992)
  • Master, Collection of Souls (Nuclear Blast, 1993)
  • Master, Final Word (demo, 1995)
  • Master/Excision split 7" EP (Moonlight, 1996)
  • Walpurgisnacht, Live Demo (demo, 1997)
  • Master, Faith Is in Season (Pavement, 1998)
  • Abomination, The Final War EP (Metal Age, 1999)
  • Abomination, Curses of the Deadly Sin (Metal Age, 1999)
  • Solutions, Solutions (Metal Age, 1999)
  • Martyr, Murder X: The End of the Game (System Shock, 2000)
  • Krabathor, Unfortunately Dead (System Shock, 2000)
  • Master, Follow Your Savior EP (Metal Age, 2001)
  • Speckmann, ...God Created Master (The Early Years) (Metal Age, 2001)
  • Master, Let's Start a War (System Shock, 2002)
  • Krabathor, Dissuade Truth (System Shock, 2003)
  • Master, Unreleased 1985 Album (Displeased, 2003)
  • Master, The Spirit of the West (System Shock, 2004)
  • Master, Everything is Rotten (demo, 2005)
  • Master, Masterpieces (compilation, Twilight Vertrieb, 2005)
  • Master, Four More Years of Terror (Twilight Vertrieb, 2005)
  • Master, Slaves to Society (Twilight Vertrieb, 2007)
  • The Architects of Hate, Pure Hate EP (self-released, 2008)
  • Master, The Human Machine (Pulverised, 2010)
  • Master, The New Elite (Pulverised, 2012)
  • Master, The Witchhunt (F.D.A. Rekotz, 2013)


  • Master, Live at Mexico City (Goatsucker, 2000) Only a cassette


  1. ^ "MASTER issues US tour update". October 23, 2008. 

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