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Code Announces Lineup Changes and Seeks New Bassist

UK black metal band Code has issued the following update:

"We have not been in hibernation, but merely stealing ourselves, plotting and concocting since we returned from our European tour last year. There have been many changes in the Code camp and we would like to bring some of them out into the open for the carrion to feed..."

"Our, so far untitled, 3rd album is slowly emerging from it's crysalis. It's a mutant creature that's evolving and forming of its own will, as we mold to it and bring it to life. We are currently working on some experimental vocal lines and arrangements, re-arrangements and re-arrangements. Kvohst and our wordsmith Andrew Nicol are threading the letters through the needles and so far Aort has composed 10 unrefined and deathly heavy, raw working tracks. As you may crave, this new album will be a continuation of pushing the boundaries of progression and developing the strange world of Code further off the map and into uncharted zones - there will be many things that will shock, bewilder and flabbergast and yet there are many notions that pull the sound into a more organic and raw state this time around."

"We are very elated to announce that we have, at last, found a full-time drummer for Code who is very much the soul we've been searching for and fits the mould like a blackbird glove. He is an old hand on the skins and has had extensive previous experience pounding drums in a range of diverse acts. We would like to welcome Lordt to the cult of the wayside pastors."

"We would also like extend our thanks and belated welcome to Andras, our lead guitarist who joined the band on a permanent basis during our Eurpean tour and who played the beautiful solo in 'I Hold Your Light' on Resplendent Grotesque. Andras has been a powerful performer and astounding musician with Code and we are very inspired by the energy and remarkable craft he brings to the fold."

"In other news, we are sad to announce that, due to his current re-ignition with DHG and their busy schedule, plus our desire to build a stronger and more stable, permanent lineup, Vicotnik will not be able to join us for this recording and so he has departed the band. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all his invaluable support since the early days of the band. Those who have come to love the eccentric basslines in Code will not be disappointed with his successor however, and we feel that the new blood is just what the hearse-nurses ordered to allow the band to grow and mutate. It has always been part of Aort and Kvohst's formula for Code that the bass lines have their own part to play in the sound and makeup of the band and so this will absolutely continue and evolve. The process will be hard and strict, but we are currently testing out replacements, and in the mean time, we have our good friend Ilia from Indisenence filling in on session bass duties for some, as yet undisclosed, forthcoming live shows. Some of you may remember Ilia when he performed with the band in Bitterfeld, DE and Brutal Assault, Czech Republic, with the band in 2008. We are looking forward to raising some hell with him again soon."

"If you live in the UK and you feel that you have the inherent psychosis to want try out for the bass role in Code, we ask you to send some demo material (preferably via video) to onecodeone@hotmail.com"

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