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DEVOURMENT have been added to tomorrow night’s (Jan. 26th) THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER show in Dallas, TX at The Door. Also performing will be 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and HATE ETERNAL. DEVOURMENT replace DECREPIT BIRTH who have had to miss a number of stops on the tour due to drummer KC Howard being sick.
The cover artwork for HATE ETERNAL's new album, "Fury and Flames", can be viewed at this location (artwork by Paul Romano, who has previously worked with MASTODON, ANIMOSITY and THE RED CHORD). The follow-up to 2005's "I, Monarch" is said to be the band's most diverse and emotionally fuelled record to date, due mainly in part to the passing of bassist and good friend Jared Anderson.
HATE ETERNAL founder and vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan recently did an interview with MTV.com where he stated, "Jared was one of my best friends, and his passing away really affected me and influenced this record a lot. It's a very dark and heavy record — not just heavy as in 'heavy metal,' but heavy-hearted as well." More...
Metal Maniacs' Liz Ciavarella recently sat down with HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan to discuss the band's first album for Metal Blade Records, "Fury And Flames". Excerpts from the January 2008 cover story follow:
Metal Maniacs: How did bassist Jared Anderson's passing influence the writing and overall vibe of the record?
Erik Rutan: When Jared died I was totally devastated. I lost a bandmate and most of all, a friend. Even though Jared left a few years before he died, in my mind he was still a part of the band. I called Jared the ambassador of HATE ETERNAL. For a while I really questioned whether I would continue on with HATE ETERNAL. But one thing Jared always said when he left the band originally was that no matter what, I needed to continue with HATE ETERNAL and the dream and goals I had initially set forth. Jared always supported me in that way and I knew quitting wasn't an option. I could never let him down nor let down the fans and myself. I worked too hard to get to this point. I wrote probably 70 percent of the album after Jared passed so it really affected the musical direction of the record. I just let it all go; no restraints or limitations. That's why this is our deepest, most emotional album to date. There's so much of everything on this album. It is an angry, frenzied, chaotic, grief-ridden requiem.
Metal Maniacs: Is there significance in the title "Fury And Flames"?
Erik Rutan: I wanted a title that truly represented what this album is; something that describes death and the anguish associated with it. I wanted it to represent Jared as well. The moniker Jared used for stuff like email was "fury and flames" hence the title. It‘s in honor of Jared.
Metal Maniacs: How much pressure is there in following up a record like "I, Monarch" and "King Of All Kings" or for that matter, the pressure in not only being Erik Rutan of HATE ETERNAL but Erik Rutan the producer. Do you think there are greater expectations placed upon you by fans?
Erik Rutan: Totally. But I try to block that sort of thing out. It's hard… especially with this album being the first one on Metal Blade. It's like a new beginning. But with this album I just decided I was gonna write from the soul. I just wanted to write what came natural. Of course you still think about the label and past records and fan expectations. I definitely felt a lot of pressure but most of it was coming from myself; the perfectionist workaholic mentality of just wanting to really capture some magic and make it perfect from a production standpoint and the songwriting. It took a lot of years for me to realize this, but you can't please everyone. I can't sit around and think about it all the time. I'll lose my mind. As long as we write from the heart and everyone in the band worked to the best of their ability...
The January 2008 issue of Metal Maniacs is on sale now.
Tampa, FL's very own Hate Eternal is back with the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2005 release I, Monarch, titled Fury and Flames. Fury and Flames will be the bands most diverse and emotionally fueled record to date due mainly in part to the passing of bassist and good friend Jared Anderson.
Hate Eternal founder and vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan recently did an interview with MTVnews.com where he stated, "Jared was one of my best friends, and his passing away really affected me and influenced this record a lot. It's a very dark and heavy record — not just heavy as in 'heavy metal,' but heavy-hearted as well." Go here to read the full article.
Fury and Flames will feature cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Animosity, The Red Chord) and features the addition of new members Shaune Kelley as second guitarist and Jade Simonetto on drums. The addition of second guitarist Shaune means that this will be the first time Hate Eternal will be able to perform as a four piece live. Something fans will be able to experience on the first tour for Fury and Flames when the band heads out with label-mates The Black Dahlia Murder. Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse fame stepped in on bass for the recording, but due to his insane schedule with Cannibal will not be able to tour with the band. More...
More dates have been released for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s headlining U.S. tour featuring 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, HATE ETERNAL, and DECREPIT BIRTH:
January 15 - Rochester, NY Club @ Water Street
January 16 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
January 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
January 18 -Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore at TLA
January 19 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 20 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
January 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
January 22 - Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
January 23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
January 25 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
January 26 - Ft. Worth @ The Rockyard
January 27 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
January 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
January 30 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
January 31 - W. Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
February 1 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
February 2 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Februart 3 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
February 4 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
February 5 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
February 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
February 7 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
February 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
February 9 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
February 10 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
February 12 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
February 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
February 15 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
LIZZY BORDEN will film a video this weekend for the song "Tomorrow Never Comes".
The clip, which will be shot on location in downtown Los Angeles with director Kevin Mcvey, is described as "a haunted little tale."
This will be the first video from the band's forthcoming album, "Appointment with Death", due in the U.S. on October 30 via Metal Blade Records (November 5 in Europe). Appearing in the clip will be bandmembers Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Ira Black.
"Appointment with Death" was produced by Lizzy Borden and Joey Scott. It was recorded at the Zanzibar studios in N. Hollywood CA and was mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) at Mana sound in Florida
Like all past Lizzy Borden recordings, "Appointment with Death" is a conceptual piece; this concept is centered around the theme of, as the title implies, death.
Commented Lizzy: "Oddly enough, writing eleven songs about death was no easy task for me; lyrically being graphic or grotesque would have been too easy, and being overly morbid would bring nothing new to the concept. I wrote this just like I have all of the other LB recordings, as a play or a movie. There is a beginning, middle and an end with the lead character taking us on a journey. Death is all around us, lurking, waiting to pounce, striking fear and antagonizing the living in many different ways, I tried to explore some of those ways in the most poetic way that I know how."
The music on "Appointment with Death" was composed by Lizzy, Ira Black, Marten Andersson and Joey Scott and is epic, heavy, dark and melodic — everything a traditional LIZZY BORDEN recording should be and more. With new guitarist Ira Black along with Marten Andersson on bass and co/founder Joey Scott on the drums, the LIZZY BORDEN sound has evolved into a multi-dimensional ever-lasting-gobstopper working just as well in an ipod as it has always done on stage.
Said Lizzy: "These musicians are more then just special guests, they all, each in their own original way helped to create this work of fiction and bring 'Appointment with Death' to life."
Musicians appearing on the CD:
Lizzy (LIZZY BORDEN)
Joey Scott (LIZZY BORDEN)
Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH)
Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH)
George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB)
Dave Meniketti (Y & T)
Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM)
Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN)
Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL)
Michael T. Ross (ANGEL, HARDLINE)
Florida's GIGAN has signed a multi-album deal with Index Entertainment. Formed by guitarist Eric Hersemann (ex-Diabolic, ex-Hate Eternal), GIGAN's concept consists not only of aggressive-intelligent speed, cosmic soundscapes and technicality, but a visual feast, as well. Magick influenced psychedelia will undoubtedly be a lyrical focus in addition to songs inspired by misanthropy and the supernatural. Completing the GIGAN line-up is Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal) and Grover Norton. GIGAN have tapped producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Pelican) and Volume Studios in Chicago to record their as-of-yet untitled debut album.
Commenting on the new material, Hersemann had this to say: The "Footsteps of GIGAN" EP is only a mere glimpse into the GIGAN universe and serves as a gateway to the eventual sounscapes to be unleashed on the new album. You can expect at least eight new songs each with their own personality and color. GIGAN is always evolving so each release is an important step for us musically and creatively. I am especially looking forward to working with my old pal Sanford again; he has an uncanny knack for bringing extremity and pschedelia together seamlessly, so I feel he is a perfect individual to capture GIGAN's collective imagination in the highest quality possible.”
A February 2008 release date is planned.
Bassist Alex Webster of the legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE has issued the following update:
"I just finished recording the bass for the new HATE ETERNAL album on Monday night. I'm really happy with the results, and the band seems to be too. As you might expect, the album is being recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg Florida, since that studio is run by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL vocalist/songwriter/guitarist). Brian at Mana was the engineer who recorded my tracks, and I want to thank him for doing a fantastic job.
"For this recording I used my Ibanez SR 1500 (the same bass I used on CANNIBAL's 'The Bleeding' back in 1993), DR Strings, my Ampeg SVT 4 head and Erik's Ampeg 8x10 cabinet. We also recorded a track using a direct box, but it's not likely that we'll use it as the Ampeg sounded excellent.
"It was a real honor to work with Erik, Shaune, and Jade on this album, those guys are absolutely incredible musicians and great people too. They have put together some completely crushing and very original material for this upcoming album, and I am proud to be a part of it and thankful they gave me this opportunity.
"A lot of people have been asking me if I'll be touring with HATE ETERNAL in support of the new album, and at this point I don't have an answer for you all. It's really going to come down to seeing what my schedule is like in the coming months.
"In other news (it's been a busy time for me lately) CANNIBAL is starting a North American tour tomorrow night in New Orleans. The tour is a celebration of Metal Blade Records 25th anniversary, and it features THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE, and THE ABSENCE. Check www.cannibalcorpse.net for full dates and details. Also, there's a very good chance we'll have BLOTTED SCIENCE CDs [featuring Webster, guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK, MARTY FRIEDMAN), and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS, JORDAN RUDESS)] available at the shows (perhaps even prior to the Sept. 18th release date), so check the merch booth if you're interested in that."
Hate Eternal has announced the addition of Shaune Kelley (DIM MAK) to their line-up on second guitar. Shaune will begin recording with the band in late-August and will also tour with Hate Eternal in support of their new album.
Hate Eternal frontman, Erik Rutan has posted the following on the band's new drummer, Jade Simonetto, and their upcoming new album:
“Jade and I have been working together for 6 months or so, and his incredible skill and dedication to extreme drumming and groove has made him the perfect drummer for HATE ETERNAL. We gel on everything from all the old songs to the new and the creativity process has been amazing. Working with Jade on the new songs, there is so much diversity and signature drumming to the melodies and riffs. We have been in the middle of preproduction right now for weeks and will doing preproduction till the end of August. We will then start recording the drum tracks for our album! I am super excited about the new material and Alex is coming up with some incredible bass lines! This album is covering a lot more ground than we have previously and I am excited about jamming with Jade and Alex, and a suprise in the works! A lot more groove and diversity in an extreme way. We will record and mix between now and October, with an early 2008 release on METAL BLADE. I will keep you updated!”
As previously reported, Cannibal Corpse bassist, Alex Webster will be playing bass for Hate Eternal. Hate Eternal have announced a slew of European tour dates for August, they are as follows:
Aug. 5 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Aug. 7 - Monsters Of Rock Festival - Kavarna, BUL
Aug. 11 - Traun - Spinnerei, AUT
Aug. 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Svojsice, CZR
Aug. 14 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT
Aug. 15 - Sziget Festival - Budapest, HUN
Aug. 16 - Skc - Belgrade, SER
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbuehl-Sinbronn, GER
Aug. 19 - CC De Fabriek - Sint-Lievens Houtem, BEL
Aug. 20 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH
Aug. 22 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK
Aug. 24 - Hole In The Sky Festival - Bergen, NOR
Aug. 26 - Up From The Ground Open Air - Gemunden Am Main, GER
DIVINE HERESY, the Los Angeles, CA-based band featuring former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares, drummer Tim Yeung (ex-VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) and Tommy Cummings (VEXT) on vocals, have enlisted bassist Joe Payne (ex-NILE, DOMINATION THROUGH IMPURITY, LUST OF DECAY).
The band will release their debut album, Bleed The Fifth, in North America on August 28 via Century Media. The album will be released via Roadrunner throughout the rest of the world.
After a five-year hiatus, Dino Cazares (co-founding member of the revolutionary band Fear Factory) has triumphantly returned with a new group -- Divine Heresy. The band's members feature Cazares handling guitar and bass duties, Tim Yeung (Hate Eternal, Vital Remains) on drums and newcomer Tommy Vext on vocals. Their Century Media Records debut offering is entitled "Bleed The Fifth" and is set for an August release. (The record will be released on Century Media in North America with Roadrunner Records having the rights to all other territories).
"Bleed The Fifth" was produced by Dirty Icon (Logan Mader and Lucas Banker) and co-produced by Divine Heresy. Dirty Icon and Divine Heresy also handled the mixing duties. Joachim Luetke (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy) has also created the album's striking cover art, which perfectly compliments the music's sheer intensity.
This offering is unquestionably Cazares career defining work and he states: "It took me four years to find the right musicians to make this happen and I'm very excited to finally unleash this to the world. Many people will be wondering what it sounds like, but it is hard for me to describe it. All I can say is when you hear the legendary machine gun riffs mixed with Tim Yeung's lighting speed double bass drums combined with Tommy's brutal and powerful vocals, just be prepared to face the Annihilation. I promise you will not be disappointed."
Vext states, "Approaching this I realized that I would have to bring a lot to the table working with such renown and accomplished musicians. Having everyone coming from different metal backgrounds was a challenge, but it is that exact formula that gives us such an eclectic sound. Also, having worked with vocal instructor Melissa Cross (Zen of Screaming) for the past three years I'd utilized those tools and exercises to push my abilities further than I ever imagined. I am so proud and excited to unveil this band to the world!"
CANNIBAL CORPSE’s bassist, Alex Webster will be appearing on HATE ETERNAL’s new album.
Webster’s appearance on HATE ETERNAL’s new album, is the result of the recent departure of the band’s bassist, Randy Piro Jr.
“I am very excited to be participating in the recording of Hate Eternal's next album. Erik [Rutan] is an amazing guitarist and songwriter, and one of my best friends.” comments bassist, Alex Webster “As bassist for the new album, I will do my best to make the strongest contribution possible to a band that has already proven itself to be at the highest level of brutality and musicianship".
Both Webster and HATE ETERNAL vocalist and guitarist, Erik Rutan have had a close working relationship prior to working on HATE ETERNAL’s upcoming album (due October 2007). Rutan produced CANNIBAL CORPSE’s latest album, Kill (March, 2006)
CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Kill debut on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at number 170.
“This record needs and deserves the best and I think Alex is the best bass player I know. He is
one of my best friends and know that Jared would be proud to have Alex be a part of Hate Eternal history” enthuses Rutan “He was my first bass player in Hate Eternal when I started and am proud to have him back as a part of it.”
HATE ETERNAL’s new album is due October 2007.
Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of death metal legends HATE ETERNAL to worldwide deal. The band is currently writing material for the follow-up to 2005's "I, Monarch", which is expected to be recorded at HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan's own Mana Recording Studios in June/July 2007.
Formed in 1997, HATE ETERNAL's goal has always been to challenge musical limitations and create new boundaries with no compromise; to obtain goals aimed at by many yet reached by only a select few; to create music that not only defies all clichés, but that creates a true sense of power, dissonance and consonance, heaviness and speed, melody and brutality, simply put horrific hymns. Guitarist Erik Rutan has crafted an impressive career by attaining that goal consistently for well over a decade with his legendary work in RIPPING CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL. Not to mention his other career as engineer/ producer for bands such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, SOILENT GREEN, SIX FEET UNDER, CELLADOR, VITAL REMAINS, PREMONITIONS OF WAR, GOATWHORE and INTO THE MOAT, just to name a few. More...
Today Is The Day has officially announced the addition of Derek Roddy to their line-up.
Derek Roddy is renowned by musicians and music fans worldwide for pushing the art of drumming to new heights. Best known for his work with death metal bands such as Hate Eternal, Nile, and Malevolent Creation, Roddy's astonishing speed and finesse have won him international acclaim. He currently endorses Sonor Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Axis Pedals, Remo Heads, and Vater Sticks.
Roddy joins a long legacy of great drummers to occupy the Today Is The Day drum throne, including such heavyweights as Brad Elrod (the band's wildly unique original drummer), Brann Dailor (who would go on to form Mastodon), and Marshall Kilpatrick (currently of The Esoteric).
Roddy will make his Today Is The Day recording debut on the band's eighth studio album, "Axis Of Eden." Recording is planned for February 2007 at Steve Austin's own studio, Austin Enterprise, in Nashville, TN. "Axis Of Eden" will be released on Austin's own label, SuperNova Records, later in the year.
HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan has commented on the passing of former MORBID ANGEL/HATE ETERNAL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, who died on Saturday, October 14 at the age of 30. The cause of his death has not yet been released.
Said Rutan: "This has been so hard for me to put into words for I am just devastated.
"Jared was such an incredible person, amazing musician and most of all, a best friend, a brother, family.
"Jared and I played together for over five years in HATE ETERNAL. We worked together on INTERNECINE, we toured together with MORBID ANGEL and spent some of the best days of our lives together as bandmates and as best friends.
"Jared was so devoted to his music, life, his friends and his family. There was nothing he would not do for anyone he cared for.
"Jared was there for me as I was for him, through thick and thin, good times and bad, a friend you could trust with your life.
"Jared and I spoke last week as we often did. He sounded so positive, healthy in his heart, in his mind, in his body.
"Jared worked so hard to accomplish all his goals in life and his dreams. We always talked about the good 'ole times and how great it would be to play together again someday. How Jared, Derek and I did so much together and lived a dream that so many wish to live. These times I will always cherish.
"Jared will always be a part of me for the rest of my life. I will never forget the friend he was to me and the endless devotion and loyalty he had for his fans, friends and family. I will always be grateful to have had Jared be such a big part of my life.
"I shall carry on your memory forever, your music will live on forever, your spirit will live on forever.
"Let us rejoice in all he did in his life and for the lives around him that he ever so touched. Now it is time for me to go support the Anderson family in their time of need and do one of the hardest things I have ever done — put my best friend to eternal rest.
"You will never be forgotten, my friend. May you find peace!!! I love you brother!!"
As previously reported, funeral services for Jared Anderson will be held Thursday, October 19 at the Funeral Home. Interment Pierce Township Cemetery in Ohio.
Jared Anderson was most recently working on a project which was known by its alias AS ONE...
Back in February 2006, former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker confirmed that he and Anderson were collaborating on new material in the "death metal" vein.
According to a MySpace bulletin from VITAL REMAINS, bassist and vocalist Jared Anderson passed away on Saturday, October 14. He was a former member of MORBID ANGEL and HATE ETERNAL. No cause of death has been released.
Visitation will take place Thursday, October 19 at the E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, St. Rt. 125 Amelia, Ohio from 9 am to 11 am followed by Funeral Services Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Pierce Township Cemetery.
Filmed live in London June 4 2006 at The Garage, 'The Perilous Fight' shows Hate Eternal at their best. Coming at the end of an extensive US and European touring period that saw them bring Real Death Metal to new audiences by touring with the likes of Hatebreed, Chimaira and Arch Enemy, and featuring stand in drummer Reno Killerich, filling the drum stool vacated at the 11th hour by Derek Roddy, the band are tight and focused from the off.
Raging through 12 tracks selected from all their albums, the band blast, grind and pummel their way through the set with malice and intent. Rutan is also well known for spending years as part of the Morbid Angel line (a role he recently reprised) and works the crowd like a veteran, stoking the fires that little bit more throughout the performance.
The extras include an interview with the band immediately post-gig, where Rutan describes at length the reasons for his chosen musical path and how he has overcome the various obstacles thrown up during the band's existence. Additionally, all of the band's promo videos are included, in particular the unreleased clip for 'The Victorious Reign' filmed by Shane Drake (Trivium, Hawthorne Heights, Panic! At the Disco). Rutan also takes us on a tour of his own Mana Recording Studios, scene of much of his production work on bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Job for A Cowboy and of course, Hate Eternal.
With live sound expertly mixed by Rutan himself and artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon), 'The Perilous Fight' is the definitive Hate Eternal audio-visual document.
Death metallers HATE ETERNAL will release their first ever DVD 'The Perilous Fight' on October 16th. The DVD features artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium) that you can check out here and also includes a blistering live set filmed at The Garage in London on June 4th, 2006, with a live audio mix by HATE ETERNAL frontman Erik Rutan.
'The Perilous Fight' delves deep into the life of one of death metal's most influential bands, with Erik Rutan, Randy Piro and Reno Killerich sharing their thoughts on HATE ETERNAL so far in an exclusive 20 minute interview filmed immediately following the June 2006 London show.
Exhibiting sheer metal mastery, this DVD is overloaded with bonus features including a guided tour of Mana Studios in Florida by Rutan himself and three promotional videos from the band, including the exclusive unreleased 'The Victorious Reign' directed by Shane Drake (Panic! At The Disco, Trivium, Hawthorne Heights).
Fans of HATE ETERNAL should be sure to grab their own copy of this unstoppable metal chaos when it is released on October 16th. The full tracklisting of 'The Perilous Fight' will run as follows:
1. Two Demons
2. Servants Of The Gods
3. The Victorious Reign
4. Dogma Condemned
5. I, Monarch
6. Behold Judas
7. The Obscure Terror
8. To Know Our Enemies
9. Powers That Be
10. By His Own Decree
11. Sons Of Darkness
12. King Of All Kings
1. The Powers That Be
2. I, Monarch
3. The Victorious Reign
Hate Eternal interview
Behind the Scenes at Mana Studios
BLOTTED SCIENCE, the instrumental extreme metal project led by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) and bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), has parted ways with drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) who replaced original skinsman Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) only months ago. Taking Roddy's place is highly touted New Jersey native Charlie Zeleny of newly signed Black Market Activities/Metal Blade recordings artists BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS.
"Well, sometimes things don't quite work out they way you want them to and this is one of those instances," commented Ron Jarzombek on the split. "Derek Roddy gave us his notice a couple of weeks ago and won't be a part of BLOTTED SCIENCE after all. Everything is still cool between us. Basically, Derek did not have the necessary time to dedicate to the project — he's writing a book and has a clinic tour coming up — and, unfortunately, the physical distance between us proved to be a bigger than anticipated obstacle in the recording process. Anyway, the good news is that Charlie Zeleny from BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS has stepped in on the fly and he's already begun final tracking. Charlie is totally smokin' on this shit! The man is seriously skilled and besides doing lots of session work on the East Coast, Charlie is also working with Jordan Rudess from DREAM THEATER as a member of his online conservatory staff. You can get the full lowdown on Dr. Z on his website www.CharlieZeleny.com . Barring any further delays we'll have all the drums recorded by October/November and finish the album before Christmas."
BLOTTED SCIENCE's debut CD, "The Machinations of Dementia", is tentatively scheduled for an early 2007 release through a yet-to-be determined label. Among the 16 songs set for inclusion are 'Narcolepsy', 'Bleeding In The Brain', 'R.E.M.', 'Synaptic Plasticity', 'Laser Lobotomy', 'The Insomniac', 'EEG Tracings', 'Oscillation Cycles', and 'Brain Fingerprinting'.