Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have demoed 26 songs for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in early 2012 via Metal Blade Records. According to singer Chris Barnes, “14 or 15” tracks will make the final cut for the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Rituals”, which will mark the recording debut of SIX FEET UNDER‘s current lineup — guitarist Rob Arnold (CHIMAIRA), drummer Kevin Talley (DAATH, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA), Barnes and guitarist Steve Swanson. CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries is handling bass duties on the road, but it not expected to become an official member of SIX FEET UNDER.
When asked about the musical direction of the material SIX FEET UNDER has written for its next album, Barnes said in a recent interview, “The music is gonna be, really, kind of an accelerated version of what we were doing before — faster-paced, more interesting time signatures as well as really wild choruses and some heavy vocals. I think people are really gonna be interested in this album. It’s something different, but it’s something the same. The feel of it is SIX FEET UNDER, but we’ve pushed it and added some horsepower.”
Bassist Terry Butler and drummer Greg Gall announced their departures from SIX FEET UNDER in January. Butler has since joined OBITUARY as a permanent member.
Capital Chaos has uploaded quality multi-camera footage of SIX FEET UNDER performing the song “Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane” at the July 28, 2011 Sacramento, California stop of the “Summer Slaughter Tour”. Check out the clip below.
SIX FEET UNDER‘s “Wake The Night! Live In Germany” DVD was released on January 31 in Europe (three days earlier in Germany) and February 1 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The set consists footage of the band’s August 8, 2009 performance at the Party.San Open Air festival in Bad Berka, Germany. The gig was filmed by Roax Films with nine cameras and recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, picture size 16:9.
SIX FEET UNDER‘s current touring lineup is:
* Rob Arnold (CHIMAIRA) – Guitar
* Kevin Talley (DAATH, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA) – Drums
* Chris Barnes (CANNIBAL CORPSE) – Vocals
* Steve Swanson – Guitar
* Matt DeVries (CHIMAIRA) – Bass