(Former?) CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has issued the following update on his melodic death metal side project WORLD UNDER BLOOD (also featuring Tim Yeung [DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL] on drums, Risha Eryavec [DECREPIT BIRTH] on bass, and Luke Jaeger on guitar):
"The time has come to head back into the studio in early April and lay down four new WORLD UNDER BLOOD tracks. The four of us are really amped on the last song I wrote; I think it'll end up being the best one I've ever written in my life. There's also one that's pretty fast; in fact, I'm thinking maybe it's a bit too fast... which means it's perfect. We're also going to do some covers... The definite one we're doing is MEGADETH's 'Wake Up Dead', which we all agree to be one of the best metal songs of all time."
James Murphy previously stated about WORLD UNDER BLOOD: "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!"
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 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.