Well this is intriguing. Recently, Six Feet Under, the band started by former Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes in the wake of his exit from the seminal death metal legends, has recently announced some lineup changes. First up: a new drummer in the form of Kevin Talley, a man who knows a thing or two about death metal, as an early member of both Dying Fetus and Misery Index and most recently Chimaria guitarist Rob Arnold. Here is what Barnes wrote of the two additions recently:
"Just wanted to give you a Six Feet Under band update and let you all know that we would like to announce our good friend Rob Arnold will be joining Six Feet Under as second rhythm guitarist for upcoming touring duties, as well as collaborating on the new CD. I couldn't be happier about the new songs and lineup! Rob and myself have been collaborating on new songs along with the band's new drummer, Kevin Talley, for the past few months. We are all feeling really excited about the band's future, and the raw intensity of the songs that we have created together so far. This is the heaviest most exciting material that I've worked on since 'The Bleeding' [1994 Cannibal Corpse record], and I'm stoked that Rob will be helping out creating this CD with us! We've all known each other for a while and we're really looking forward to continue writing the new CD and future tours. We are committed to taking Six Feet Under to the next level of brutality!"
Talley was also once a member of Chimaira, so he should be familiar with Rob's writing style, and while Chimaira are certainly heavy, they were far more accessible than Six Feet Under, so it should be interesting to see what type of riffage is produced for this more "underground" release. We'll keep our ears to ground for when this metal opus will be released.