German metal/hardcore outfit NEAERA has posted the following message on its official web site:"We played our two first ever concerts in Russia last weekend... We were absolutely blown away by the reactions we received! The way you people embraced us and our music was really beyond what we expected. THANK YOU MOTHER RUSSIA :)))! We also want to explicitly thank everyone who was involved in the organization: Ilja, Timur for showing us the beautiful city of Moscow, Alex for driving and giving us a place to stay, Sascha for taking some absolutely awesome pictures, but especially Roman Novikov and our homies from BREAKWAR for offering us the opportunity to play these amazing shows and meet so many new friends! It was a beautiful experience. Rest assured that we will return, this time around we played in front of 600 people, maybe next time the boiling pit will be twice as big...who knows ;)... "Some more news: Stefan [Keller, guitar] is currently in the process of writing his final exam. Due to the great amount of necessary for this, Stefan will only be able to play the second half of the Road To Devastation tour. Luckily we have found a great and reliable replacement to fill in for Stefan for the first half of the tour, namely world-famous Alexander Dietz, sound engineer of Rape Of Harmonies studio and guitar player in the almighty HEAVEN SHALL BURN. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with Ali and to integrate him into the NEAERA family as best as we can! "The songwriting process is still running fluently, we are very optimistic and enthusiastic about the next record. We are in the last phase of negotiating a studio date and time. We already have a working title for the record as well as someone who is responsible for the artwork, but we don't want to give away too much at this point." NEAERA's second album, "Let the Tempest Come", was released in April 2006. The CD was recorded in Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (FEAR MY THOUGHTS, HATESPHERE, RAUNCHY, SOUL DEMISE, ILLDISPOSED).