TIWANAKU, the central Florida-based metal band featuring Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY) on vocals, Emo Mowery (ex-NOCTURNUS) on guitar/vocals and Mike Estes (BURNING INSIDE, ACHERON) on guitar, has issued the following update:"While we are completing the pre-production work for the debut album, we wanted to give you a little something more. Maor Appelbaum of Appelbaum Mastering in Encino, California, who mastered recordings from artists such as YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, FIGHT, HALFORD, F5 (featuring Dave Ellefson of MEGADETH), and many others, has taken our two demo songs and brought out the beast in them!" Commented Mowery: "Not even a day after the latest press release, Maor contacted us interested in stepping up and making these two songs what they are now. He did an awesome job and even gave us more than one version to choose from! His professionalism and willingness to work with us was right on time! Thanks, Maor! We'll be back!" TIWANAKU recently posted two new demo tracks on the band's official web site. Check out "Playing God" and "Ghost War" at this location. TIWANAKU is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its full-length debut for a late 2009 release. The CD will be produced by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, DOKKEN) and will feature a guest appearance by CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster. The band writes in a press release: "For those familiar with the EP released by TIWANAKU several years ago, the essence of that genesis has been captured, intensified and is ready to be unleashed as a truly new breed of beast." TIWANAKU has plans to back up this release with a video and with tours of the USA, Europe, South America and the rest of the world.