To mark the thirteenth anniversary of IMPALED's "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" debut, the group will release a re-recorded version of the album, entitled "The Dead Still Dead Remain", on October 29 via Willowtip Records.
Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.
The stakes were raised as IMPALED sought to best the production of the original. "The Dead Still Dead Remain" features recording and mixing by Vinnie Wojno, famous for his work with TESTAMENT. IMPALED and Wojno worked for three years to get the recording they wanted. "It simply sounds better, no matter how you slice it. And we surely do slice it!" says guitarist Jason Kocol.
IMPALED assures fans that the music on "The Dead Still Dead Remain" is faithful to the original. It features the return of vocalist Leon del Muerte, who says: "It was like the last thirteen years of backstabbing and spitefulness never happened!" Even the artwork, which the band insists has already been banned in "672 countries," harkens back to their first release but is even more revolting.