Hardcore/metal veterans VISION OF DISORDER (a.k.a. V.O.D.) have set “The Cursed Remain Cursed” as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Candlelight Records. The CD was produced by Will Putney (SHADOWS FALL, SUICIDE SILENCE, FOUR YEAR STRONG) and was mixed by Cameron Webb (MOTÖRHEAD, SOCIAL DISTORTION, IGNITE, PENNYWISE).
In a recent interview with Terrorizer magazine, VISION OF DISORDER frontman Tim Williams stated about the band’s new CD, “This record is vintage V.O.D., but we’ve all grown as musicians and individuals since the last stuff we released. It’s pretty diverse. You’ve got songs like ‘Blood Red Sun’ that are among the most forward-thinking, progressive things we’ve ever done, while still being real vicious — but there are some straight-up numbers too, like ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Loveless’. Lyrically, it’s coming from a pretty dark place, falling into the pits of one’s own personal hell, and having to crawl out or die down there, plus there’s some more political stuff, too. This has been a long time in the making and we just went with what felt right.”
VISION OF DISORDER recently filmed a video for the song “Set To Fail”, which is expected to be the first single from “The Cursed Remain Cursed”.
In a recent press release, VISION OF DISORDER stated about its plans for the forthcoming album, “Before the word ‘metalcore’ existed… VISION OF DISORDER did. We did what we did because we loved it, not because we thought others might. 20 years later, we’re once again at work with the same approach. . . We are bringing all the elements of what made us unique and ferocious to the table.”
Regarding the musical direction of VISION OF DISORDER‘s new material, bassist Mike Fleischmann previously told Greg Prato of UGO, “The songs are what you would expect from V.O.D. — very aggressive and melodic. We really feel that on these new songs we have kind of mixed up all of our past efforts into a blender with a dash of new flavor, and we are excited to see what V.O.D. fans will think of it.”
VISION OF DISORDER‘s current lineup includes singer Tim Williams, guitarists Matt Baumbach and Mike Kennedy, Fleischmann and drummer Brendon Cohen.
The band’s last studio album, “From Bliss to Devastation”, came out in 2001 via TVT Records.
VISION OF DISORDER toured with some of metal’s biggest names during the late 1990s — including PANTERA, BLACK SABBATH, TYPE O NEGATIVE, ANTHRAX and BAD BRAINS — before calling it quits in 2001, and then reuniting in 2008.