Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the recordings for their sophomore effort, Karma In Black, and are preparing to begin mixing the effort for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to guitarist Mattias Svensson, "I can easily say that we've all done our very best to make the most out of the songs. We've worked damn hard for about 6 weeks with the recordings and it feels very good to know that what we bring to the mixing desk is going to rip big time! Like I've said before the material is going to be a bit different than on Domination Commence but in a good way. It feels more mature and more up to date."Karma In Black was produced by Ideberg and Rickard Larsson at Queenstreet Recording studios and will contain 10 tracks (11 on the Japanese version). The artwork for the album will be done by artist extraordinaire Travis Smith.