Guitarist Jake Fredén of the Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Okay, listen up! I've decided to write some news here to avoid us getting killed by assasins. That's probably too late anyway:) They are angry at us for not updating the site. Frankly, I can understand them. So, what's new… Thomas [Antonsson, bass] has bought a new car, needless to say it is a Saab. I and my girlfriend are now engaged. Freddy [Persson, vocals] is still keeping on his police education (seems that he was not so scared by you punk rock guys :). The more serious news may be that we played two gigs in Sweden this summer. One of them may be released on a DVD. If this idea will go through, there will be six bands with three or four live songs each. The other bands are: CRYONIC TEMPLE, PHATOS, TORCH, DESTINY and FALCONER. We'll keep you updated in the progress of this. We may also have two gigs booked in the near future but they are not confirmed. One is in Norway and one in Denmark. We will keep you guys updated on this too. We have also purchased a backdrop with the prettiest logo in the world: JUDAS PRIEST. No just kidding, off course NOSTRADAMEUS logo. If there will be the live DVD, you can check it out there as well as my homemade guitar that I had at that gig :)
"OK, guys, in some days' time I will write a little about our new material. We have already songs for a new album. In the meanwhile you have to satisfy yourselfes with 'Hellbound'."
NOSTRADAMEUS' fourth album, "Hellbound", was released in May 2004 through Germany's AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "The Third Prophecy" was recorded at RoastingHouse studios in Malmö, Sweden.