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Derelict Discusses The Band's Future In An Interview With HatredMeansWar

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Derelict recently conducted an interview with the online zine HatredMeansWar, in which the band discussed the band's plan for an upcoming album and tour dates. Excerpts from the interview follow.

HatredMeansWar: Can you update us with what is going on with the band these days?

Eric: We're working pretty hard to promote our new EP, getting it out there, getting people to respond to it. Meanwhile we're writing the rest of our next album, which we're finishing in studio this Fall. In between we're playing lots of shows, and dealing with our van that seems to break down every 3 days, haha.

HatredMeansWar:Do you have any touring plans for the upcoming future?

Eric: With our next album, we're hoping to get out of Canada and go either to the US or Europe. The only real challenge is money. Time off from jobs, repairing vehicles, paying for touring visas... Those are the obstacles. They're not insurmountable, but they require time to prepare for. Rising gas prices and declining in-store CD sales really don't help. We'll also be touring Canada again at some point. Right now though the main focus is the next album.

HatredMeansWar:When can we expect the next full length?

Eric: We very much hope to have it out before the end of 2011. If all goes well there will be a string of release shows in Canada in Fall 2011. It all depends on some business details but that's really the goal.

HatredMeansWar: What direction do you see the music heading into during the future?

Eric: We're always toying with the balance between melody and brutality. Some of our newer songs are more of one than the other, but I think the best ones have equal doses of both. Hopefully we'll just get better at harnessing that balance. As listeners who have streamed our new EP tracks will know, we've also stepped it up in the lead guitar department. That wasn't a conscious choice but it's a welcome development.

The full interview can be read through HatredMeansWar here. You can also listen to the new song "Yours To Surpass" by heading over to this location.

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