Swedish extreme metal veterans HYPOCRISY are writing material for a new studio album, which they plan to record late next year. Guitarist Mikael Hedlund tells Metal Shock Finland, “It’s too early to say what it’s going to sounds like, but all I can say is that it’s not gonna be any change of style. It will be a classic HYPOCRISY album without [any] compromises. We already got some material and we’re really looking forward to enter the studio again. We don’t know yet when it will [be], but hopefully after the summer 2012. Nothing is confirmed yet. We’re doing the Metalfest tour [of Europe] in May/June plus some other festivals. That’s the plans at the moment.”
HYPOCRISY‘s new DVD/CD, “Hell Over Sofia – 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion”, was released on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc contains footage of the band’s February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria.
HYPOCRISY‘s latest album, “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”, sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 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.