WORLD UNDER BLOOD, the melodic death metal side project of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller, has announced the addition of bassist Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) to the group's ranks. The band's lineup is now as follows:
Deron Miller (CKY): Guitar/Vocals
Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL): Drums
Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH): Bass
WORLD UNDER BLOOD is still seeking a lead guitarist that resides in the Los Angeles area.
WORLD UNDER BLOOD recently uploaded its second completed track, "A God among the Waste", to its MySpace page. The band recorded a total of three songs during its recent sessions with engineer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY): "Under the Autumn Low", "God Among the Waste", and "Dead and Still in Pain". Mixing duties are being handled by James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY).
James Murphy stated: "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. Check it out!"
WORLD UNDER BLOOD's online store is up and running, featuring short-sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirts. You can access it at this location.
Deron Miller is widely credited for conceiving the long-awaited 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 couple of 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.
CKY is hard at work on its fifth album, to be released just in time for the band's 10th anniversary as a touring act. It will be the group's first release for Roadrunner Records worldwide.