Baltimore, MD's MISERY INDEX has 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."
Misery Index has recently announced the dates for an Australian and New Zealand tour next spring. This tour will kick-off in early April and also include DECAPITATED, PSYCROPTIC, and ORIGIN. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon.
1 - Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission Room
2 - Melbourne, Australia - The Esplanade Hotel
3 - Sydney, Australia - The Factory
4 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hifi
5 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowler's Live
6 - Perth, Australia - Black Betty's