Tom Angelripper of German metallers Sodom has issued the following update on the band's MySpace blog:
"The current economic problems have overtaken and finally reached the music business, too. Also, the labels have to suffered, and in our case, this applies to the label SPV. This is also applied to the artists when it comes to the well-planned releases which had to be deferred. But now SPV is newly built up and ready for action. They are currently concentrating on the remainder of the bands like us. Therefore there will be no barrier. Finally, we have to file here and there in the studio to our and your satisfaction.
There has never been a Sodom album which is so wide-ranged, as powerful and as typically Sodom as this one.
At the moment we are searching for a new studio which is able to fulfill our ideas of a high-quality production.
We will start the recording in summer so as to we are able to release the album in fall or pre-Christmas trade.
At this point I'd like to thank you for your patience one more time."
The economic recession affecting the music business? Hmm. I've heard mixed reports about that. I hear that certain festivals aren't affectedd by it, but the label wing of the music business in general, especially Steamhammer/SPV, has taken a shot.