California's progressive/goblin-inspired metal outfit NEKROGOBLIKON has issued the following update:"So, everyone's been wondering about our second album [entitled 'Stench'] and what the hell is going on with it. Well, we're getting it done, but we've had a few setbacks. Almost all the rhythm guitars are complete as well as a bunch of leads. Keyboard-wise, most of the album is written, but recording has been progressing slowly due to the difficulty of the songs — that applies to guitars too. We've had to really step up for this album to keep it tight and shreddy up to the goblin standards. We're definitely going to top [2006's] 'Goblin Island', and I think this album will tear assholes and cause heart attacks. Lyrics are close to being done, and Nicholas Von Doom and I will need to hole up in a vocal booth with a few bottles of rum, whiskey, vodka, and beer for about a week to do those. We also have some studio diary episodes waiting to be uploaded, so I'm going to put some finishing touches on the editing and to YouTube they go." Hailing from both Northern and Southern California, NEKROGOBLIKON offers up a blend of melodic death metal, folk metal, and symphonic black metal qualities all tied together with a theme of Goblin metal madness. NEKROGOBLIKON's follow-up to 2006's "Goblin Island", "Stench" is being recorded in part with Zach Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, CATTLE DECAPITATION). It will contain the following tracks: 01. No One Survives
04. Gallows And Graves
05. A Feast
06. Return To The Sky
08. The Bog
10. The Plague
11. Prince Of The Land Of Stench
12. Entrails The band has offered a pre-production version of a couple of news track on the NEKROGOBLIKON MySpace page.