Guitarist Jack Owen (DEICIDE, ADRIFT, ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"Just got home from a couple whirlwind months of touring. First was OBITUARY's North American tour for their great new album, 'Xecutioner's Return'. I want to thank them for letting me tag along and be a one-man film crew and emergency guitarist!
"Next up was the Balkans Assassination tour, playing bass for my good friends ESTUARY! Yes, bass! It was an awesome and challenging expeience ripping out some bass for a change!
"Thank you to Zdenka, Ash, and Jesse (and KRISIUN and INCANTATION) for a great tour!
"Arrived home to a finished product of the debut ADRIFT album, 'Absolution'. Finally! We've been sending out the first run to labels, mags, and fans. If you'd like to order the album, visit our homepage. We're pushing a limited run of albums ourselves until a label picks it up. (hint, hint..)
"Also got home to the terrible news about Vitek from DECAPITATED. It's a horrible tragedy, and my condolences go out to his band, family, and friends.
"In the works right now? Recording my guitar parts for the new DEICIDE album, rehearsing for an Orlando show with ADRIFT, and sleeping a lot!
"ADRIFT should be on the road before you know it!
"Cheers to all the awesome fans and friends I ran into through the September and October tours! See you again soon!"
ADRIFT's "Absolution" was recorded by David Burrill at The Sample Factory in Youngsville, NC, was mixed by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL, and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY.