From: Marlboro, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Arlington, Virginia's DECEASED has issued the following update:
"Our new album, Surreal Overdose, has been pushed back until the end of the year. We won't get in to start recording it until Fall of 2007 at the earliest. We are taking our time with writing the songs which are coming along nicely. No word yet on when this new CD will be released.
We will be re-releasing Fearless Undead Machines as a 2 CD release in the near future. The album has been out of print for a while and we want to do something extra with this re-release. The first CD will have a re-mastered version of the album. The second CD will contain demo versions of songs, studio outtakes, and live versions of the songs. The accompanying booklet will tell the story of the making of the album, from rejected artwork to funny stories that happened while in the studio. The first 100 copies will include a zombie/Deceased logo metal pin and a patch to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of this album. More related merchandise will be available soon.
We will start playing shows again next Spring. We are currently working in our new live guitarist Shane Fuegel, who is coming along great. Once we are ready with him, we will be playing a lot of shows. Chicago, California, Florida, New York and a whole lot of other places that haven't been confirmed yet."
Virginia-based old-school thrash metallers DECEASED have posted the following message on their official web site:
"After 16 years with the band, Mike Smith [guitar] has made the decision to step down from playing shows with us. He will continue to be an active member of DECEASED in other areas, though, writing songs and recording. He is still committed to the band 100%. However, increased responsibilities with his job and raising a family have brought about this difficult decision.
"Mike's live replacement will be Shane Fuegel (BIONIC MAN, DRUGS OF FAITH), a longtime local friend of the band and a great guitarist. Really, we can't think of anyone better for the job than Shane. Mike's last live shows with DECEASED will be Saturday July 22nd in Parma, Ohio and Saturday July 29th at CBGB's in NYC.
"We will miss Mike's presence with us on stage, but realize that things change in life and ultimately, you have to do what's best for yourself. The weird travel on..." More...
SMNnews.com will be presenting this year's Thrashtoberfest 2005, set to take place at North Six in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, on November 4th. The line-up will feature RIGOR MORTIS, featuring members of MINISTRY and GWAR, Virginian thrashers DECEASED, as well as the first New York appearance by Canada's THINE EYES BLEED, featuring the younger brother of SLAYER frontman Tom Araya, Johnny Araya. SUN DESCENDS, DIMENTIANON and SUNLORD will also be playing the show. Tickets are $15 and doors are 6:30 PM.
Long-running metallers Deceased will enter Oblivion Studios in Upper Marlboro, MD on November 4 to begin recording their new album, "As the Weird Travel On", tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Behind the Mourners Veil" (Relapse) will be recorded over a one-month period and will feature eight tracks.
"As the Weird Travel On" projected track listing:
01. The Funeral Parlor's Secret
02. Craving Illness
03. Missing A Pulse
04. A Witness To Suspiria
05. Unwanted Memories (It Always Ends In Tears)
06. The Kept
07. A Visit From Dread
A demo recording of "The Funeral Parlor's Secret" can currently be downloaded from this location. Check out photos of the band's current lineup: Photo#1, Photo#2.