CHROME DIVISION, the Norwegian five-piece featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar, has issued the following studio update:
"While most others running around preparing for Christmas, CHROME DIVISION do what they find most appropriate: record another album.
"The last weeks the boys from the east have been in Marius Strand Studio in Oslo and recorded five new CHROME rumblers. In other words, the first half of the album is carved in stone. The last and closing session will take place within the first months of 2010.
"Track listing so far:
* Bulldogs Unleashed
* Zombies & Monsters
* Join The Ride
* Unholy Roller
"The album title is not yet revealed.
"So far it sounds fucking awsome. The songs are better, the sound is better, and with Shady Blue [a.k.a. Athera of SUSPERIA] and his characteristic attitude, the vocals are better.
"The rock album of the year, anyone?"
CHROME DIVISION in August parted ways with longtime vocalist Eddie Guz "due to lack of dedication and commitment to the band." His replacement is none other than Athera of SUSPERIA, who filled in for Guz at the Winterfire Festival at Hessenhallen in Giessen, Germany on February 21, 2009 after Eddie Guz was unable to make the gig.
An e-card for "Booze, Broads And Beelzebub", the sophomore album from CHROME DIVISION, can be accessed at this location.
"Booze, Broads And Beelzebub" was released in July 2008 in Europe and August 2008 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
The follow-up to 2006's "Doomsday Rock 'n' Roll", "Booze, Broads And Beelzebub" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Sweden during January 2008 and contains a dozen or so tracks, including a cover of a classic ZZ TOP tune. The material was described by the band as "a bit more varied than on 'Doomsday Rock 'n Roll'. A bit more metal, more fast stuff, but still the basics in filthy rock 'n' roll."
CHROME DIVISION current lineup:
Shagrath - Guitar
Luna - Bass
Shady Blue - Vocals
Ricky Doom - Guitar
Tony White - Drums