Former CRADLE OF FILTH/DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker is featured on the new EP from DUST, the brainchild of artist Jez Ball. The EP was recorded drums in the U.K. in September, with production by Greg Brimson (RAMMSTEIN, PARADISE LOST, METALLICA) and engineering by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH). The CD will be mastered by John Cornfield for a tentative January 25, 2006 release.

Brimson describes the initial album demo as "pure genius," with Barker adding, "It made all the hairs on my body stand up." Following the month-long recording, Barker confirmed he has officially joined DUST a full-fledged member.

The demo will be available for free download from the band's site,, until the date of release.

DUST was born in London in 1999. The group's first EP, "Superman", was quickly snapped up by U.K.-based label Copro Records. DUST quickly rose to prominence in the U.K. metal scene, and various tours followed. "Superman" was well received across Europe, with the U.K.'s Metal Hammer and Italy's Psycho! magazines putting tracks on their covermount CDs. Following extensive club and radio play (including London's largest alternative radio station, XFM), Jez moved to New York to take advantage of the heady international atmosphere and vibrant underground club scene, to find inspiration and further exposure.

DUST's full length album, "Anomie", is currently in production with Greg Brimson.


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