Finnish extreme metallers IMPALED NAZARENE have issued the following update:
"'Latex Cult' (1996) and 'Rapture' (1998) albums have (finally) been remastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studio. Needless to say, sound quality improved 666% to say the least. Ritual, our house artist, has already worked on cover for 'Rapture' and soon we will do 'Latex Cult' cover with him as well. All covers and layouts etc. will be brand new. We also added some bonus shit on both albums:
"'Latex Cult' has four live tracks ('Total War - Winter War', 'Soul Rape', 'Punishment Is Absolute' and 'Mortification/Blood Red Razor Blade'), recorded at La Laiterie club in Strasbourg in 1996.
"'Rapture' has LP version bonus tracks (cover of SODOM's 'Burst Command 'Til War' and 'Nuclear Metal Retaliation') plus eight live tracks ('Transvestite' [TERVEET KÄDET cover], 'Motorpenis', 'Bashing In Heads', 'I Eat Pussy For Breakfast', 'Whore', 'Violence I Crave', 'Goat Perversion' and 'Hoath: Darbs Lucifero') taken from Strasbourg show as well.
"Two of our albums, 'Nihil' and 'Latex Cult', have been taken under inspection by German government. They have a group called BPjM which, apparently, controls media and entertaiment industries. We got last October bunch of papers in German which stated that both our albums are under their review for being 'harmful to minors' or similar bunch of shit. We did send back our side of story and we were supposed to get verdict in two weeks after that. Instead, they keep sending same papers to us. Go fucking figure.
"We were told by various sources that this witch-hunt against us was initiated by Antifa movement and Mrs. Christa Jenkal. And that was a clever move from the person who originally initiated this whole mess. We have been misled from the start.
"We did some research of our own. Spoke to countless people. And got very interesting info.
"Should have figured it out earlier. Better late than never. We can 'thank' a certain journalist from a well-known magazine for all this crap. Everybody knows we have been on his shitlist since 1998. Now we know...
"Moving on to more positive things. We have started writing our 10th studio album titled 'Manifest'. Things are running smoothly, we have around 6-8 songs finished and more keep on coming. It will be brutal, fast, in-your-face material. We shall keep on bashing in heads! We will post more info about 'Manifest' soon.
"Last but least, we will release double 10" EP versions of 'Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz' and 'Ugra-Karma' later this year. Both will be limited to 300 copies only and will contain rare live material. From 1991 to 1995. All from our personal tapes. Exact track lists will be available soon."
IMPALED NAZARENE's ninth studio album, "Pro Patria Finlandia" entered the national album chart in Finland at position No. 38 back in March 2006. The CD was issued in North America on April 18 via The End Records.
"Pro Patria Finlandia" was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump studio with producer Tapio Pennanen and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios. Cover artwork was handled by Ritual. The group had previously described the new material as "fast, brutal as fuck, in-your-face IMPALED NAZARENE."