System Divide - Reveal First Details About New Album, New Drummer

Melodic death metallers System Divide have revealed the first details about their upcoming second album which follows The Conscious Sedation. The group which features members of Aborted has entered Sound Division Studios in Hagen (Germany) to start the tracking for their new album which will be entitled The Cult Of Indifference.

The new tracks are being recorded during the spring/summer of 2013. The new album The Cult Of Indifference will feature 11 brand new songs and will be mixed by Pete Rutcho (Revocation, The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead) and features artwork by Spawnfall. The album is set for a fall/winter 2013 release worldwide.

Due to scheduling conflicts, longtime System Divide drummer Mike Heller (who is now the full time drummer for Fear Factory), is being replaced by Ken Bedene of Aborted. Vocalist Sven de Caluwé comments: "So far things are going great, the album has been in the works for nearly 2 years now, we have all been busy with our other bands and it feels good to finally record this piece of work. Alas Mike (Heller) had too many other commitments when he joined Fear Factory but Ken is laying down killer tracks and the material is lightyears beyond anything the band has done. If you think you know System Divide, think again! The material is far more intricate, extreme and progressive without losing the groove and melodic aspects. I am sure this will turn quite some heads."

Continues Sven: "As mentioned above longtime drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) was too busy with his commitments with Fear Factory to be able to tour and record with System Divide, he is our brother and as much as this saddens we completely understand and also have to move on from our side. We wish him the best and would like to welcome our brother Ken Bedene (Aborted, ex-Abigail Williams) to the fold. Ken already replaced Mike on our Japanese tour earlier this year and did a killer job, we are very excited to hear him lay down his killer style on these tracks."

Ken Bedene also commented about joining the band: "I'm happy to have the opportunity to play with such a good band with good musicians and work hard to fill the shoes of one of my favorite drummers and good friends, Mike. I hope to bring as much intensity as Mike did, tracking these new songs has been quite a challenge and I am sure everybody will be quite surprised with the outcome!"

Band profile: System Divide
Posted: 11.05.2013 by BloodTears

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