Well the year is almost over and I can confirm that we will NOT be getting any new Necrophagist this year. After speaking to a few people in the know, I can say there is hope for a release in early 2011, but nobody is holding their breath. One such person seems to be Necrophagist guitarist Sami Raatikainen, who has decided to release a solo project in his downtime. He's calling the project Radiance and has some serious help in the vocals department: Mats Levén (Krux, ex-Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Noora Häkkinen (Noradrenaline).
The first album from Radiance has been posted in full for streaming on Bandcamp. At first listen, the music sort of reminds me of Animals As Leaders with a tinge of power metal mixed in (mostly because of the vocals). It's certainly very musical, and worth a listen if you're a Necrophagist fan. Check it out and keep up to date with the band on their official site.