British extreme metallers GUTWORM will reportedly be joined by BIOMECHANICAL's Jamie Hunt (guitar) for their next tour and album. The follow-up to 2004's "Ruin the Memory", entitled "Disfigured Narcissus", will be recorded at Priory Recording Studios and will be released this September via Anticulture Records.
Since the debut CD's release, GUTWORM has been busier than ever. After a stunning performance at the Bloodstock 2004 festival, which received 4Ks in Kerrang! magazine, GUTWORM produced its first major video for album opener "What You Are", which was broadcast on digital music channels Scuzz and MTV2.
Following a U.K. tour supporting U.S. technical metallers BYZANTINE, 2005 saw the band's first lineup change with the departure of bassist Carl Davis, replaced by Liam Durrant (formerly of U.K. hardcore band FREEBASE). Further changes followed in 2006 after U.K. tours with Maltese metalcore band SLIT and French deathgrinders HAPPY FACE, with the departure of guitarist Noel Davis, and with Liam taking time out to start a university course. Hudson has since taken over on guitar and vocals, while a new bassist has been added in the shape of Glen Pywell (from deathgrind/doom band THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT).