Chicago heavy metal derelicts Superchrist are busy writing their sixth album, entitled Defenders of the Filth. "It`s almost all fast," commented bassist/vocalist Chris Black. "[Guitarist] Hank Bitchlover and I haven`t written together for a few years, and you can tell we`ve both been OD`ing on metal in the meantime. One song in particular is heavily influenced by Sabbat! The one from Japan of course! I`ve also been listening to a lot of obscure `80`s metal, such as Danger Zone, Behemoth from Sweden, etc. and you will definitely hear these influences in the new material. Some songtitles so far: `Still Not Drunk Enough,` `Fuck With Your Boots On,` and a real ripper called `Stay Black.`"
Recording sessions for Defenders of the Filth will commence in early October at Pogo Studio in Champaign, Illinois. The cover for the album will be created by rising underground gore artist Putrid. An early 2009 release is anticipated.
Superchrist`s final shows of 2008:
August 29: St Louis, MO - Apop Records
September 6: Lansing, MI - Mac`s Bar
September 7: Chicago, IL - Double Door, with Nifelheim, The Chasm, Nachtmystium