Guitarist Kinky Pork Cream of the Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) has issued the following update:"We finally have a new album and we are working on a tour of Europe for this summer. Also there are plans for many more Canadian dates. Hopefully these plans go through as they are being arranged by a booking company so keep your fingers crossed. I have also started to go through my music folders and have started to work on some new PILEDRIVER tunes. I know it's early but I figure if I'm inspired, why not work on some new tunes?!" THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER's first album in 22 years, "Metal Manifesto", was released on November 18. The CD was mixed by veteran Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE) and it follows up the classic cult discography of the band: "Metal Inquisition" (1985) and "Stay Ugly" (1986). PILEDRIVER was founded in 1985 by Gord Kirchin. They were known for an over-the-top image and flamboyant song titles/lyrics ("Sex With Satan", "Alien Rape", "Sodomize the Dead", "Witch Hunt", "Human Sacrifice", etc). Probably their best known song was the title track of their debut album, "Metal Inquisition", which featured in the chorus the sound of a falling guillotine blade chopping someone's head off. The album was followed by "Stay Ugly" a year later.