CRIMINAL To Enter Studio In October

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act who feature in their ranks ex-PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger and former EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil, will enter Springvale Studios in Suffolk, U.K., on October 3 to record the follow up to 2001's "Cancer". The album will be produced by the band and engineered by Mark Harwood, whose previous credits include EXTREME NOISE TERROR and CRADLE OF FILTH.

"Last weekend I went over to the UK and we got to finish the songwriting," said Reisenegger. "I think people are in for a real surprise when they hear the new material. We've incorporated loads of blast beats, huge harmonies and some really interesting ideas. In this respect it has been really great to work with [new drummer] Zac [O'Neil]. He can play anything he wants and has taken the band to a whole new dimension. I know most bands say their newest album is always their fastest, heaviest, etc., but this is for real! As for the keyboards, I know a lot of people are having a hard time trying to imagine CRIMINAL with keys, but we're just using them to make things sound bigger and heavier. The trademark CRIMINAL sound is still there in full force!"

The working title "Supersonic Death" has been scrapped in favor of a new concept, which the band will announce shortly. The cover design will be handled by Claudio Bergamin, who was responsible for the artwork on the European version of the band's previous album "Cancer".

CRIMINAL's new album will be released in South America in late November through a major label that will be revealed once all paperwork has been signed. A European release will follow through Metal Blade Records in early 2004.


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