After spending most of 2013 on the road with acts including Testament and Death Angel in addition to appearing at several high-profile festivals (Wacken, Full Metal Cruise) to celebrate their 20-year anniversary release "Insurgent," German thrash stalwarts DEW-SCENTED have started writing material for a new full-length, tentatively due in early 2015.
Vocalist Leif Jensen released the following statement: "2014 is scheduled to be a 'quieter' year since we are focusing on writing the follow-up album to 2012’s 'Icarus.' We have gathered about eight really strong songs so far and are currently working on a couple more. The material is as relentless as you would expect from DEW-SCENTED, but also shows different and new elements in the mix, since everyone (Marvin, Rory, Joost and Koen) is bringing in ideas and writing contributions this time. As things look right now, we should be ready to start recording around summer and are aiming at an early 2015 release date for the album."
In addition to focusing on their new release, DEW-SCENTED have also announced that they will return to Japan for the first time in nearly a decade to support headliners The Black Dahlia Murder alongside Fleshgod Apocalypse. They commented: "This is the third time for us to visit Japan and the first since 2005’s Extreme The Dojo dates with High On Fire and Misery Signals. We truly look forward to meeting our faithful thrash brothers and sisters over there soon. It’s been too long!"
Soon after, the band will return to Europe to join up with Sacred Reich for a handful of dates before taking part in the prestigious With Full Force Festival, which this year is top-lined by Volbeat, Rob Zombie, Motorhead and Amon Amarth. Dates and tickets can be found at www.dew-scented.com.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
4/29 Osaka, JP - Nanba Rockets *
4/30 Nagoya, JP - Imaike Club 3star *
5/1 Tokyo, JP - Shibuya Cyclone *
5/2 Tokyo, JP - Shibuya Cyclone *
6/5 Hamburg, DE - Markthalle #
6/6 Eindhoven, NL - Dynarno #
6/8 Groningen, NL - Vera #
7/5 Roitzschjora,DE- With Full Force Festival
* with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse
# with Sacred Reich