A four-minute video update from vocalist Chris Barnes of Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER can be viewed below.
SIX FEET UNDER will release a new DVD, "Wake The Night! Live In Germany", in April 2011. According to Barnes, "It was compiled from footage that we filmed at the Party.San festival in Germany from August 2009. All of the show was shot on high-definition camera, and it just really looks awesome. It's on the same wavelength as our With Full Force video — really excellent show, awesome crowd. This time we were playing at night, so they utilized some really giant pyrotechnics, so it was awesome and frightening at the same time."
Regarding the songwriting process for SIX FEET UNDER's next album, Barnes states, "It's going along good, man. We've got a lot of different things planned for this one — a lot of surprises, a lot of different perspectives on the music and a lot of different input on this whole thing. So I'm really excited to be working on this album. It's really, really heavy so far, the riffs we've come up with. I'm really excited."
He adds, "I hate when people say, 'Oh, it goes back to our roots.' This [new material] does not go back to our roots. So I'm not gonna tell you it goes back to our roots, 'cause it doesn't go back to our roots. What it does is it takes the next step in the evolution of SIX FEET UNDER.
"So look for our next album sometime late next year [or] early 2012. But we're working hard on that right now, so it's a little early to throw that at you.
"Myself, I'm really excited working on this album and seeing how it all turns out, because that's, like, my favorite thing — writing music and being in front of a bunch of people that appreciate it."
The third installment of SIX FEET UNDER's cover series, "Graveyard Classics 3", sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 31 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on January 19 via Metal Blade Records, "Graveyard Classics 3" was recorded at D.O.I. Digital Audio in Tampa, Florida, was mixed at Audiohammer Studios by Mark Lewis, and was produced by vocalist Chris Barnes.
SIX FEET UNDER covered AC/DC's entire "Back In Black" album for "Graveyard Classics 2", which came out in October 2004.
The original "Graveyard Classics" LP, was released in October 2000. It included cover versions of BLACK SABBATH's "Sweet Leaf", DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water" and JIMI HENDRIX's "Purple Haze".