INSIDIOUS DISEASE (formerly INSIDIOUS), the international metal project featuring members of DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH, OLD MAN'S CHILD and MORGOTH, has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band's debut album, "Shadowcast", which was mixed with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR), will be released later in the year.
Commented Silenoz: "We're proud, relieved and very happy to announce that INSIDIOUS DISEASE is joining the Century Media family! The excitement of finally sharing the debut album with you and knowing we'll meet you on the road is something we have a hard time hiding right now — we can't wait!"
INSIDIOUS DISEASE recorded 12 songs for its debut CD at a studio in Norway with producer Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus) of SUSPERIA.
NECROPHAGIA frontman Frank "Killjoy" Pucci has co-written and contributed guest vocals to a cut called "Rituals Of Bloodshed" which is included on the album. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Conceived Through Hate", "Boundless", "Nuclear Salvation" and "Insomanic". In addition, the band recorded a cover version of the DEATH classic "Leprosy" as a tribute to "one of the greatest metal bands ever," according to vocalist Marc "Groo" Grewe (ex-MORGOTH). He told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "The INSIDIOUS DISEASE version is not denying the original [since it] can't get any better."
INSIDIOUS DISEASE made its official live debut at last year's Wacken Open Air festival which was held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The band performed on the W.E.T. stage on Friday, July 31. A warm-up show also took place on July 30 at the Magnet club in Berlin, Germany as the support act for CALIBAN.
Photos of the Wacken Open Air performance are available for viewing on the band's MySpace page (all pictures by Vanessa DeCampos).
Due to Tony Laureano's (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, ANGELCORPSE) touring commitments with ALL THAT REMAINS, he was unable to join INSIDIOUS DISEASE for their two German shows. His replacement for these performances was DIMMU BORGIR/ex-VADER drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski.
INSIDIOUS DISEASE is:
Marc "Groo" Grewe (ex-MORGOTH) - Vocals
Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) (DIMMU BORGIR) - Guitar
Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Tony Laureano (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, ANGELCORPSE) - Drums
Jon Øyvind Andersen (a.k.a. Jardar) (OLD MAN'S CHILD) – Guitar
In an interview with U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine, Silenoz described INSIDIOUS DISEASE's material as "a good variation; a good mix of groovy, downtuned stuff, but it doesn't sound too modern, it's more back-to-basics. It's not really technical by any means, like some people might expect, it's more heavy riffing, attitude. It's hard to explain, but it's safe to say that the word 'extreme' would cover most of it. We have fast stuff, of course, but we also have slow stuff."
Regarding INSIDIOUS DISEASE's influences, Silenoz said, "Not anything specific, but me and most of the guys in the band, we grew up with the '80s extreme stuff and I think that shines through the music but I wouldn't say that we take any direct influence, it's more that feel of what was going on in that time in the late '80s. That quick and clean production on everything loses its charm so we tried to make it sound as analogue as humanly possible to digital recording."