AGENT STEEL singer Bruce Hall has issued the following update on the band's current activities:
"The new AGENT STEEL album is finished being written as of December 18, 2004. We have some fine-tuning to do and I have to write keeper lyrics for a couple songs, but otherwise it's finished.
"We'll be giving you 11 new songs this time and perhaps a cover of something cool from the '70s. If you guys have any suggestions please write and let us know. We were considering 'Emerald' by THIN LIZZY, but SKYCLAD did it and MASTODON recently covered it so please let us know what you'd like to hear an AGENT STEEL version of.
"Anyway, the new songs are killer. [Of] course, if you think we needed a direction change or you'd like us to tone it down, you'll be disappointed. This is a pure metal record with all the venom you've come to expect from us.
"The titles for 10 of the songs are: 'Fashioned From Dust', 'Though The Heavens Fall', 'Wicked Tongue', 'Hail To The Chief', 'Curse Reborn', 'Patriot', 'Wash The Planet Clean', 'The Machine Will Be Served', 'United Mind', and 'Liberty Lying Bleeding'. We are hoping to begin recording in February 2005 to have it out to you this summer.
"See you Europeans in March and April and hopefully we'll be doing some U.S stuff this next year as well.
"We're all really psyched about the new album. It has what we think is our best work yet. It's all very promising and for those of you who know me as the pessimist I tend to be you'll understand that this is very exciting, indeed. AGENT STEEL fans rejoice. We've really kicked some huge ass this time."