SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) has confirmed that the band are still searching for a label home after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest "independent" music group).
Writing to the group's official web site, Amott said, "We still don't have a record deal sorted out for this yet, but there will be some news on that shortly I believe — our management is talking to various people and I am (somewhat naively maybe) hoping this [new] album will be released before 2004 is over, if not — then early 2005 will have to do I guess! This will be the first album in like 9 years that we don't put out through the Music For Nations label (R.I.P) here in Europe. Our last record (2002's 'On Fire') was our 4th and last album within that deal and we were not contracted for further albums with them when they closed down the label… So it's time to find a new home for the BEGGARS!"
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are scheduled to begin mixing their new effort this week at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, THE HAUNTED). "Fredrik Nordström is the right man to mix this record," said Amott. "The songs sound really lively and exciting already, in their current unmixed state — Fredrik's mix will push this one over the edge and make it sound amazing. That is what he does!"