WORLD UNDER BLOOD, the melodic death metal side project featuring CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller alongside Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) on drums, Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) on bass, and Luke Jaeger on guitar, has set the tentative track listing for its debut album, "Tactical", due this summer via Nuclear Blast Records. It is as follows (not final sequence):
* Dead And Still In Pain
* Under The Autumn Low
* A God Among The Waste
* I Can't Stand His Name
* Into The Arms Of Cruelty
* Revere's Tears
* Purgatory Dormitory
* Wake Up Dead (MEGADETH cover)
* Alliance Or War (MALEVOLENT CREATION cover; bonus track)
Commented Miller: "These days, a lot of bands are judged by their technicality, and often that is seen as 'heavier.' I agree to an extent, but the only problem is that the more technical a band is lately, the more that specific 'song' loses.
"We could have done a record that was 20 notes per second, because every member of WORLD UNDER BLOOD is capable of that, but on this record, we pretty much said, 'Let's make sure the songs are amazing.' I know they are. I have made sure and WILL make sure that they all turn out the way they were meant to be and certainly nothing less."
Guitarist-turned-producer James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who mixed some of WORLD UNDER BLOOD's early demo recordings and is also involved with "Tactical", stated about the project, "WORLD UNDER BLOOD bridge a gap between genres that has never been bridged.... a few have tried with mixed results, but this is the first real resounding success of fusing brutal, blasting death metal with a melodic American rock vibe and it opens a door that will turn into a floodgate... I'm very happy to have been picked by Deron to mix this project ... he really pulls it together on this one musically and Tim's performance is stellar as well."
Deron Miller is widely credited for conceiving the long-delayed DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", as a means to help James Murphy raise money for his medical bills (Murphy is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001).
The project, which has the blessing of the family of late DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner (who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor), has been in the works for the last few years and is expected to feature a number of special guest appearances, including those by members of SLIPKNOT, NEVERMORE, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X, and MALEVOLENT CREATION.
WORLD UNDER BLOOD is:
* Deron Miller (CKY) - Guitar/Vocals
* Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) - Drums
* Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) - Bass
* Luke Jaeger - Guitar
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/worldunderblood.