SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled Violent Mood Swings:"I know its been an EXTREMELY long time since we posted on the status of the new album, and I would like to apologize for keeping you all in the dark. We are ready and eager to record. We have over 20 songs and I think they're the best we've ever written. I don't want to let too many titles leak 'cuz we always end up changing them last minute. We've brought some new elements to the SPINESHANK sound but it's not a very far departure from The Height Of Callousness. I think the songs are written better and there's more variety from one song to the next. We will probably be planning a small tour right after we're done recording, just to 'knock all the rust off' and try a few new songs live. (it's been WAY too long since we've played!!!) After that we will probably do some shows outside of the U.S. (too early to be sure of where and when yet) and then hit the states for a 'real' tour. "As far as the record goes, we're still unsure as to how many songs will be on it, somewhere between 12 and 14 though. We still have a few titles that we're considering. I wish I could tell you more but all these little details seem to fall into place at the last minute in the studio (in the wonderfully backward world of [SPINESHANK]). My main reason for posting is too let you all know that we will be recording and getting this record out as soon as we can. I hope you all understand why it took so long. We wanted to put out a record that we can be proud of, and that YOU can be proud of. You guys have stuck with us and waited for a long time and the least we can do is give you a record worth the wait. Well I'm out, (got more songs to write) talk to you all soon." As previously reported, SPINESHANK will utilize the services of producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, CRAZY TOWN) during the recording sessions for Violent Mood Swings, which is tentatively due in early 2003 through Roadrunner Records. Among the song titles set to appear on the CD are "Obsessive Compulsive", "Dead To Me", and "Self Destructive Pattern".
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