Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have posted the following update on their official web site:
"Well, in the spirit of all things EXHUMED, the band's optimism has outstripped their productivity. The EXHUMED boys are still in the middle of the process of compiling archival footage for the DVD. The good news is that the project has been expanded to be a double DVD. Disc one will feature live clips from throughout the band's history, as well as interview footage with members past and present. The second disc will feature full live sets, to be recorded in Los Angeles and Europe during the first half of 2005. Plans are already in the works to arrange the shows. Check back here for more details as soon as they are confirmed. With the ever-increasing scope of this project, we realistically project its release for late fall 2005.
"In the meantime, lacking a DVD release, another project is taking shape. Having long been a thought in the back of the band's collective heads, EXHUMED is readying a full-length album of cover songs. The working title of the album is at this time: 'Regurgitated Requiems: Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated'. The track listing is being finalized right now. Recordings will begin in December to coincide with an official announcement on the new line-up of the band. 'The album will be a cool way for people to check out the new line-up without the pressure for us to do a new record, as well as a lot of fun for us to work in the new line-up by recording some of our favorite songs — which may surprise a lot of people,' remarked guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey. The final tracklisting will be posted here in the near future. Since EXHUMED's contractual obligations with Relapse have been fulfilled, the album will be released by the band themselves in the U.S., with licensing deals and subsequent tours pending in Europe and Japan.
"EXHUMED guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey will have the extreme pleasure and privilege of joining one of his all-time favorite bands. Aaron Freeman has left REPULSION and Harvey and has accepted REPULSION's offer to join the band as a second guitarist. Since longtime member Dave (Grave) Hollingshead will be unable to fulfill REPULSION's European festival obligations, the band have enlisted one of their biggest fans, ex-EXHUMED skin-beater (and current CRETIN drummer) Col Jones to fill in. The revamped line-up will be debuting on stage in France on October 30th. Said Harvey of the recent turn of events, 'Playing with REPULSION is a total dream come true for me, and I am having a blast playing these songs with the guys who wrote them. Without REPULSION, there would be no EXHUMED, and to get a chance to make a contribution to a band that has been such a huge part of not just my own influences, but a massive influence on the entire death/grind genres in general, is an amazing opportunity. Getting to play together with my best friend again in one of our favorite bands makes it even better!' For more details check out www.repulsion.net and www.cretanic.com."