NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following update to the group's official web site:
"Well the [North American] tour with NILE has been done for quite awhile now and we all agree that it was a success, great attendances and good reactions made it very enjoyable from our point of view.
"We had a great time with the rest of the bands as well and had a lot of fun so thanks to those guys as well for making it a killer tour. It went by way too fast.
"As many of you know, we are discussing the possibility of doing the 'Leaders Not Followers 2' album and that seems to be coming together really well — basically searching through a big bag of demos and cassettes from our basement choosing which songs to cover — and there is a lot, for sure. I would expect us to begin working on that in the next month or so with a possible release at the end of the year on our own label — should have some song titles for you all very soon as well...
"Otherwise, all is quiet. [Guitarist] Jesse [Pintado] and [drummer] Danny [Herrera] are still at home in Los Angeles and so things will start to get back to normal when they return.
"There are some festivals happening this summer and we will have details of them for you pretty soon. As for another full tour of Europe or the States, not just yet, but these things will take shape in the usual NAPALM tradition, i.e. very quickly..."