SANCTIFICATION's Tomas Elofsson will play second guitar for Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY on their upcoming "Long Time, No Death… Europe 2010" tour with SURVIVORS ZERO and HATESPHERE starting on January 24 in Hamburg, Germany. He says, "I'm in full practice mode and I will be busy for a while with this, to say the least, but SANCTIFICATION will not die because of this, we will just be on hold. The rest of the band will continue with their other bands/projects and maybe some new SANCTIFICATION stuff will be made? Who knows?"
SANCTIFICATION's latest album, "Black Reign", was released on May 12 via the Singapore-based label Pulverised Records.
"Black Reign" was recorded at Abyss studio in Sweden on with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren and was mastered by Dan Swanö.
HYPOCRISY was recently forced to pull out of its North American tour with ENSIFERUM because it was unable to secure the proper U.S. working visas for all members of the band.
"A Taste Of Extreme Divinity", the new album from HYPOCRISY, sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"A Taste Of Extreme Divinity" recently entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 62.
The CD was released in the U.S. on November 3 via Nuclear Blast Records.