||Original news, posted on 18.11.2009
Misery Index have issued the following update:
"We are happy to say the hibernation has paid off, and we have roughly 9 songs in preparation for the January recording of our 4th full length, to be recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore, Maryland beginning January 2nd, 2010. These are the guys that mixed and mastered Traitors, so we are excited to do the entire project there this time around. We will have more details on that in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, we are pleased to announce, at long last, our discography collection of splits and EPS, entitled Pulling Out The Nails (after the first song the band wrote). It will feature 30 tracks, and include ALL non-album material from 2001-2008, including the Overthrow and Dissent EP's, as well as the splits with Structure of Lies, Commit Suicide, Mumakil, and Bathtub Shitter, the Hang em' High 7", live tracks, bonus covers etc. The compilation was remastered by Scott Hull this year, and will be available in January on cd through our own Anarchos records imprint, and on double vinyl through Power It Up (Germany) soon after. This cd will also include an extensive 24 page booklet of details, notes, pictures, and an all-time list of all the shows we have performed. We hope its the final representation of the various incarnations of the band in the past 8 years. Til then, more news soon."
Baltimore, MD's Misery Index have spent their recent time away from the road writing for their follow-up album to 2008's Traitors. The band will begin recording in early January with engineer Steve Wright at Wright Way Studios (Dying Fetus, Slipknot, Mos Def). The album's tentative title is Heirs To Thievery and advance song titles include "Embracing Extinction", "Heirs To Thievery", "Fed To The Wolves", and "Sleeping Giants". A May 2010 release date is expected.
Misery Index's Jason Netherton commented on the album's lyrical theme via his Demockery blog: "The thread that binds several songs lyrically surrounds ideas of hidden history, how we interpret our nation, and our idea of who we are culturally and collectively, as it is generally handed down to us in terms of icons, wars, struggles and triumph."