Bassist Dirt Von Karloff has returned to SOCIETY 1 after a year-and-half hiatus.

Dirt spent seven years in SOCIETY 1 before leaving the band on amicable terms to explore other musical opportunities. After some time had passed, his desire to return to the group resurfaced. Following some contemplation and after hearing some of the rehearsal footage posted on the SOCIETY 1 YouTube page, he decided to make the call and ask if he could rejoin the band.

"In the first rehearsal, it felt like coming home except now playing with new drummer Pete Pace (LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT) is like jamming with Neil Peart on crack," said Karloff.

SOCIETY 1 vocalist Lord Zane and guitarist Brian Jackson were eager to bring him back into the fold.

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"I've toured the world with Dirt," explained Zane. "We've shared the stage hundreds of times. He was at my right hand side when we played the Download festival suspended in front of 80,000 people. Sharing those experiences with someone creates a strong bond and friendship. It's good to have him back and am looking forward to sharing the stage one again."

SOCIETY 1 is currently tracking at AM Recording Studios with Raymond Herrera (FEAR FACTORY, ARKAEA) in the producer chair and Jeremy Blair (FEAR FACTORY, DEVILDRIVER) engineering. The band is compiling songs for a new EP entitled "Screams Of Sadist" and preparing to tour in 2013.


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