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Below is our complete Miscreants news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
After the spring MCD-releases “Munich Angst” and “Munich Valor” on Bastardized Recordings and their very successful tour with BOY SETS FIRE in May, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT have now finished the works on their highly anticipated debut album “Decisions,” to be released September 10th, 2007 on Lifeforce Records.
Here is what guitarrist Christoph Zehetleitner had to say about the album:
"We are totally excited about finally having “Decisions” out in September! Since we started in 2006 everything went so fast and although we already made some amazing experiences with the band, we regard the release of our debut album as the first huge milestone in our history."
"We put in everything we had to make a killer album. The songs on “Decisions” are quite diversified, there’s tough hardcore songs, very catchy rock tunes but also some special tracks that underline the album concept. A good mixture of of all I would say. The final mix/master turned out amazing! Kohlekeller did a great job and gave “Decisions” a brilliant and powerfull sound that underlines both, the melodic and the heavy side of The Blackout Argument."
"To round everything up we asked Aaron / Sons of Nero to create the artwork and the result by far exceeded all our expectations. “Decisions” was always meant to be a concept album about making decisions and dealing with the consequences which is now perfectly displayed by Aaron’s dark and arcane comic-style art."
"We are more than happy with how “Decisions” turned out and can’t wait to hear the people’s reactions on it!"
“Decisions” features guest-appearances by Geert van der Velde (ex-Shai Hulud / Miscreants), Byron Davis (God Forbid) and Benni Buss (Flowing Tears). The Artwork created by infamous US design studio Sons Of Nero (Job For A Cowboy, Madonna, Unearth, etc.).
The album was recorded at Suiseidl Studios, mixed & mastered by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios.
THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT will be touring on their “Autumn Arrogance Tour 2007” in late September. Tour dates to be announced soon.
Here is the complete tracklisting for THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT's "Decisions":
The Architect (NL), featuring former Shai Hulud vocalist Geert van der Velde, has changed their name to Miscreants. "There was just too much confusion with US band Architect and UK band Architects around, right now. Plus, we really like the [new] name," states frontman van der Velde.
Meanwhile, Miscreants has also announced their signing to German metal/hardcore label Let It Burn Records. Here's a statement from the band:
"Let It Burn have been steadily dropping bombs of music into the European underground since 2000. They can be held accountable for terrorizing you with bands such as Fear My Thoughts, Bridge To Solace, or Scars of Tomorrow and now with our rambunctuous bunch as well. I am extremely pleased to work with Let It Burn Records. Chris (LIB) showed great interest in the band from the start. He is as excited about the band as we are and has given us great confidence. We aim to prove that his interest and Let It Burn's efforts to get us out there with this release are well deserved. Expect to see us out on the road all over the place with all sorts of bands, proudly flying the Let It Burn flag from our 'Ship of Fools' ( i.e. van)!"