AMEN frontman Casey Chaos has issued the following update:
"I'm looking forward to going into the studio this weekend with longtime friend Franz Stahl (formerly of FOO FIGHTERS, as well as Dischord Records legends SCREAM) and working on some material with him. He is a great friend and someone that I have always been a fan of.
"As far as the new record goes, even though it has been the longest period between AMEN records, I needed to take a break. But at the same time, I've recorded an abundance of new material for the band. I've also had the privilege to take time out to; record the SCUM album (which has just been re-pressed on vinyl through Candlelight),the GRINDHALLERXXX album (which will be coming out this year),have worked with (and am still working with) Rikk Agnew, as well as singing for Rat Scabies and Brian James's 30th anniversary of THE DAMNED's Legendary 100 club gig in London, of which a live CD and DVD is awaiting release. Not to forget being asked by Henry Rollins himself to perform on his TV show amongst IGGY POP & THE STOOGES, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MARS VOLTA, SHANE MACGOWEN, JOAN JETT, PEACHES and many others. Hopefully working with all of these truly inspiring and influential people has contributed to all the work I've put into the new AMEN album. Things have been anything but quiet.
"And finally some of you may have heard rumors of us playing SXSW in Texas. Unfortunately the secret unannounced show we wanted to play will not be possible as time wont permit. So with emails of people flying from the UK and driving from Kentucky, we want you to know what's happening. The show is still going on, brought to you by the good people at Dead City Records. ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN, as well as a host of others, will be kickin' out the jams, so support the scene at the Ale House, around the corner from Emo's.
'In closing, we are finally in the early stages of putting together AMEN's return to Australia! Our first time back since we played the Big Day Out festival.
"Thanks again to all of you who are still here destroying rock 'n' roll."