Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "The God That Never Was", at this location.
Due on February 20 via Regain Records, the follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow", was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed by Matti Kärki (vocals), David Blomqvist (guitar), Martin Persson (guitar) and newcomer Tobias Christiansson on bass.
With regards to the upcoming CD, Estby said, "Musically we're trying to do better with every album. Most of us are in our 30s and we have got to prove ourselves a little bit more every time. We fought hard with this album.
"Me and David, who have done most of the music throughout the years, are terribly conservative. We realized a long time ago what kind of riffs that will work and which ones that will have to go. No, you won't hear cheesy guitar licks on a DISMEMBER album, but at the same time the band have to keep on moving in order to keep things interesting."
On the album's lyrical approach, Fred said, "It became very hostile towards religion. I have always written lyrics like that, while Matti has been more into war and serial killers. This time we decided that we had had enough of the crap going on in the world today and decided to write about everything that pisses us off."
"The God That Never Was" track listing (in no particular order):
01. The God That Never Was
02. Shadows of the Mutilated
03. Time Has Nothing
05. Never Forget, Never Forgive
06. Trail of the Dead
07. Phantoms (Of the Oath)
08. Into the Temple of Humiliation
09. Blood for Paradise
10. Feel the Darkness
11. Where No Ghost Is Holy
As previously reported, DISMEMBER have scheduled a CD-release show on February 3, 2006 at Tantogården in Stockholm, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill will be INSISION. On January 14, Estby and vocalist Matti Kärki will appear as DJs at a gig in Italy, at a venue called Keller Birreria on Statale Briantea 32 Curno (BG). They have promised to air some songs from the upcoming album, according to a posting on the group's web site.
DISMEMBER were previously signed to Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) and Nuclear Blast.
Regain Records recently reissued a major part of the band's back catalogue, including "Pieces", "Indecent & Obscene", "Massive Killing Capacity", "Death Metal", "Hate Campaign" and "Complete Demos".