WORLD UNDER BLOOD, the melodic death metal side project featuring CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller alongside Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) on drums, Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) on bass, and Luke Jaeger on guitar, is continuing work on its debut album, "Tactical", for a tentative July release via Nuclear Blast Records. Deron says, "I'm listening to rough mixes of the album now without vocals and I must say I'm ecstatic… I'm very excited to put some voices to these sickening arrangements. It's my most intricate and physically challenging work so far, and working with [guitarist-turned-producer] James Murphy [DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY] is always a blast. I never laugh as hard as I do when he gets mad at Pro Tools… has to be seen to be believed!"
Deron adds, "Contrary to several rumors, yes, we are still working with Nuclear Blast worldwide… They expect nothing but the best and that's what they're getting and they know it."
WORLD UNDER BLOOD recorded cover versions of MEGADETH's "Wake Up Dead" and MALEVOLENT CREATION's "Alliance Or War" during the "Tactical" sessions, the latter of which is expected to appear on the Japanese edition of the CD.
Murphy, who mixed some of WORLD UNDER BLOOD's early demo recordings, stated about the project, "WORLD UNDER BLOOD bridge a gap between genres that has never been bridged.... a few have tried with mixed results, but this is the first real resounding success of fusing brutal, blasting death metal with a melodic American rock vibe and it opens a door that will turn into a floodgate... I'm very happy to have been picked by Deron to mix this project ... he really pulls it together on this one musically and Tim's performance is stellar as well."
Deron Miller is widely credited for conceiving the long-delayed DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", as a means to help James Murphy raise money for his medical bills (Murphy is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001).
The project, which has the blessing of the family of late DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner (who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor), has been in the works for the last few years and is expected to feature a number of special guest appearances, including those by members of SLIPKNOT, NEVERMORE, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X, and MALEVOLENT CREATION.
WORLD UNDER BLOOD is:
* Deron Miller (CKY) - Guitar/Vocals
* Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) - Drums
* Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) - Bass
* Luke Jaeger - Guitar
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/worldunderblood.