CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has issued the following update on the highly anticipated DEATH tribute album "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", his FOREIGN OBJECTS side project (featuring legendary ex-DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) and the upcoming CKY album:
"It's been a while since anyone has heard an update on the DEATH tribute album and I'd like to take the oppurtunity to fill everyone in. the rumors of it not happening are completely untrue. James Murphy was recently at my home recording my rhythm tracks and solos and I must say that i was blown away by the quality, sounds and performances of the drum tracks. It blows my mind that what started out as a phone conversation idea between James and I has snowballed into a celebration honoring the work of the late great Chuck Schuldiner, involving over 30 musicians from all genres of music, from Luc Lemay of GORGUTS to Andrew W.K. I want to take the time to thank James Murphy for his hard work in capturing amazing performances from Richard Christy [ex-ICED EARTH] and Dave Culross [MALEVOLENT CREATION] among others, and his dedication to the project. There is still much work to be done, as James has been travelling the world to record the project so it will take some time but will be well worth the wait. DEATH helped propell all of our bands and projects into fruition, and it's an honor to give back and celebrate his history with the blessing of the Schuldiner family.
"I also want to thank James for his talents in helping me to complete the latest release 'Universal Culture Shock' from my side project, FOREIGN OBJECTS. He played lead guitar on the album and mastered it, making an album I didn't think could get any better, 1000X better. I certainly wouldnt use the phrase 'best guitarist of all time' loosely, and in Murphy's case when i say it, I mean it. Watching my #1 guitar idol shred out on an album of mine is an experience I will never forget. FOREIGN OBJECTS is a project that expands on the style of spacey progressive death metal that PESTILENCE and CYNIC started in 1993 that never was given its fair shake in the underground. The album will be released on Halloween in a first run limited edition of 2,000 copies and is only available on Amazon.com. Again, I cannot put into words my appreciation for James' contribution...
"For CKY fans, our third album is coming closer and closer to completion We are spending a lot of time getting the sounds, songs and performances perfect...and this third record is by far our best work to date. All bands say that, but im certain fans will agree. So far, confirmed song titles are 'All Power To Slaves', 'Hold Your Breath', 'Tripled Manic State', 'Mesmerized', and 'Sniped'. The songs are better, the riffs heavier, and the band as a whole has improved immensly. We are aiming to have this masterpiece out as early in 2005 as humanly possible."