Former CKY and current WORLD UNDER BLOOD guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller will be touring "overseas" with MALEVOLENT CREATION this fall as the group's second guitarist. According to Deron, "there might be some American dates soon, including possibly the New England festival coming up."
In other news, Deron has revealed that will be "laying down some guest solos and/or vocals" for the forthcoming album from the reactivated late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash metal band BELIEVER. Says Miller: "BELIEVER have been one of my favorite bands for 20 years so this is really exciting for me. Check out the three records they did in the '90s... All three are works of genius."
Deron's melodic death metal project WORLD UNDER BLOOD also features Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) on drums, Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) on bass, and Luke Jaeger on guitar:
Deron Miller is widely credited for conceiving the long-awaited DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", as a means to help James Murphy raise money for his medical bills (Murphy is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001).
The project, which has the blessing of the family of late DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner (who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor), has been in the works for the last few years and is expected to feature a number of special guest appearances, including those by members of SLIPKNOT, NEVERMORE, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X, and MALEVOLENT CREATION.