Swedish guitarist David Parland (NECROPHOBIC, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL) recently joined forces with drummer Tomas Asklund (ex-DARK FUNERAL, DISSECTION, INFERNAL) and guitarist Martin Halfdan (ex-NECROPHOBIC) in a brand new project called INFERNAL (which was also the name of Parland's last group that split up in 2003). The revamped band is working on a new demo entitled "The Infernal Return" which should be completed within the next month. David says, "Since we all are working with other projects and things at the moment, things [are] progress[ing] slightly slow. Vocals are now laid down for all tracks except the last song — which will be the title track of this demo, 'The Infernal Return', and not 'Killing Christ', which we will save for later."Regarding the decision to use the INFERNAL name for the new project, David previously said, "When we started up again, we initially wanted to call the band something totally different, but we never came up with anything good enough, and whenever we did, we found out that these names already were taken. "Anyaway, since both myself and Tomas were members of the last real INFERNAL lineup, and the concept still remains 100% Satanic, we see no reason to not call ourselves something less good or half-assed, just because the sound mainly is no longer the hyper-blast stuff we used to do in our earlier bands. "This new INFERNAL is still purely Satanic, but generally has a more accessible sound, more melodic, but still brutal, and with some blast parts as well. We generally want to people to think of this as new band, more or less a complete rebirth of a band that once was (and still is again). We don't want people to even compare it with the old stuff since it's in most ways not the same band." The following demo samples are now available on the INFERNAL MySpace page: * "The Darkside Calls" (Intro)
* "Godforsaken (With Hate I Burn)"
* "Of The Seven Gates" David says, "[these three tracks] show pretty well what to expect from this new incarnation of this band. Dark and evil, fast and heavy, but at the same time melodic and atmospheric."