Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will enter Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION) to begin recording their debut album, entitled "Retaliate".
The album, which will be recorded and mixed over a three-week period (Mar. 29 – Apr. 18), is tentatively scheduled for release on Aug. 25 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Among the tracks set to appear on "Retaliate" are the following:
01. Bottom Feeders
02. Knife in the Back
03. The Great Depression
In other news, MISERY INDEX's split CD with STRUCTURE OF LIES will be released in February through Deep Six Records. The three MI tracks featured are "The Living Shall Envy the Dead", "Demand the Impossible", and "Panopticon".
MISERY INDEX are currently seeking a full-time second guitarist to join the band prior to the commencement of their planned touring activities this spring and summer. "Basically, we are looking for someone who can effectively handle all such metal and grindcore playing styles, can tour anytime, anywhere, has (or can get) a passport, no serious criminal record (or one that can be expunged from record, as such records affect Canadian tours), is willing to relocate to, or spend a LOT of time in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area, and loves this music for the sake of playing it. Vocal ability a plus," the band said in an official statement. "We are fun-loving, relaxed, as well as very serious. If interested e-mail Sparky at [email protected] (please include your musical interests and history if possible)."