California's progressive/goblin-inspired metal outfit NEKROGOBLIKON has issued the following update:
"We have 12 sweet tracks almost done for our sophomore album, 'Stench'. We need to polish off the last three and we are going into the studio with the great Zach Ohren [ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, CATTLE DECAPITATION] to start tracking drums. We've been playing most of these songs live in and around our home base of Santa Barbara to fantastic response.
"As far as touring, recording the album is our top priority, but after we're done, we've got a lead on something massive brewing for Julyish of 2009. We're also going to be announcing a new (additional) keyboard player, as NEKROGOBLIKON is far too epic of a band for only two synthmasters... so now we have three. Nicholas Von Doom is going to be reducing his keyboarding role and concentrating more on being a ferocious frontman. You front row fans are gonna be covered with his phlegm at our next show, I promise."
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" 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
The band has offered a pre-production version of a couple of news track on the NEKROGOBLIKON MySpace page.